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Nomination
You must choose a category for the award — Individual or Team — to begin the nomination process.

Individual Nominee Information

Please note the nominee must meet all of the following eligibility criteria, in order to be considered for The Cafritz Awards. Former Cafritz Awards finalists are encouraged to reapply. However, former Cafritz Awards winners are not eligible for the individual Cafritz Awards.

  • S/he serves full-time employee of the DC Government (volunteers, temporary, or contract workers are not eligible to participate)
  • By May 2020 s/he would have worked at least five years with the DC Government
  • S/he DOES NOT serve in any of the following capacities: cabinet-level appointee, department deputy, teacher or principal
Please confirm that all criteria apply: *
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Individual Selection Criteria *
Please check one or more boxes that best describe the nominee’s accomplishments.
Please tell us why you are nominating this individual for the Cafritz Awards keeping responses to 150 words (approx. 1000 characters). The nominee will have an opportunity to give a more thorough account of their achievements in the Application Portfolio.

Team Nominee Information

  • Former Cafritz Awards finalists and winners working as part of a team are eligible for the Team Award
  • Any work unit, group or team (3-10 individuals) within one or multiple DC Government agencies may apply for the Team Award
  • Initiatives that involve other organizations, private sector and/or community-based organizations are also eligible, but only if the initiative is sponsored by a DC Government organization

NOTE: Eligible initiatives can be large in scale, and impact the entire District/agency/organization, or they can be small-scale, focusing on a specific problem.

Please submit contact information for the Team Lead in the nominee fields below. Team member information will be requested on the Application Portfolio.

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The Cafritz Awards’ Team Innovation Award is designed to honor the achievements of DC Government units, groups, and teams (of 3-10 individuals) that demonstrate that they are able to devise and implement an innovative customer-focused initiative. The teams must demonstrate that their success was not accidental—it must have been the result of a methodical and sustainable approach to driving innovation in the public sector.
Please check one or more boxes that best describe the team's accomplishments:. *
Please tell us why you are nominating this team for the Cafritz Awards keeping responses to 150 words (approx. 1000 characters). The nominee will have an opportunity to give a more thorough account of their achievements in the Application Portfolio.

Nominator Information

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What is your affiliation to the nominee (i.e. supervisor, colleague, friend, relative, etc.)?
May we release your name and nomination statement to the nominee if they request the information? *
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