About the Downtown Achievement Awards

Each year, IDA recognizes outstanding improvements to downtowns by the work of dedicated individuals around the globe through the Downtown Achievement Awards. Share your best practices with the world and be recognized for your exceptional work. The application process ran from January 31, 2019 to March 22, 2019. Learn about applying, view criteria and categories, and research past winner summaries and presentations through our website. Contact Rebecca Bishophall at (202) 393-6801 with questions about the application. 

Awards Links


View the submission process for the 2019 application. Submissions are now closed.


Explore the different award categories.

2018 Winners

View the Pinnacle, Award of Excellence and Certificate of Merit winners from the 2018 IDA Downtown Achievement Awards.

Award Archives

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