About the Downtown Achievement Awards

Every year, IDA recognizes outstanding improvements to downtown by the work of dedicated individuals around the globe through the Downtown Achievement Awards. These exceptional projects highlight organizational advances in a variety of categories and stages of completion. The application process runs from March to June with all winners announced at the Annual Conference & Tradeshow in the fall. Learn how to apply, view criteria and categories, and research past winner summaries and presentations through our website. Contact Rebecca Bishophall with questions about application.

Awards Links

Submissions

View the submission process for this year's application.

Categories

Explore the different award categories.

2016 Winners

View the Pinnacle, Award of Excellence and Certificate of Merit winners from the 2016 IDA Downtown Achievement Awards.

Award Archives

View past winning projects that help shape best practices of the industry.