The 2020 Gold Medal Ceremony
2020 Gold Medal Ceremony Shifts to Virtual Experience
The Congressional Award Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Gold Medal Ceremony. Instead, we will be organizing a virtual event with more details to follow. We ultimately came to this decision with concern for the safety and well-being of our participants in mind. Additionally, the U.S. Capitol's safety guidelines do not allow social gatherings at this time and we are unable to host visitors in any group size. Our board of directors and national staff have been closely monitoring the ever-changing conditions presented by the pandemic and will continue to redirect support for our Gold Medalists and families. The end goal is to provide a worthwhile and meaningful experience for this year's recipients. In the coming weeks, we will issue a questionnaire to Gold Medalists in order to gauge preferences, collect suggestions, and assess the best path forward as we transition to a virtual format. Updates will be shared as they develop by email, social media, and www.congressionalaward.org.