DowntownDC Momentum Awards


It’s a celebration of the best people, places and projects that make DowntownDC an amazing place to live, work and play! Each year, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) recognizes individual and organizations that have contributed to the BID’s success in making DowntownDC a world-class destination.

Grab a glass and join the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) for the 2019 DowntownDC Momentum Awards to toast the visionaries of 2018 who made DowntownDC an amazing place to live, work and play. 

It’s all happening on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5:30-8pm at the National Building Museum (401 F Street). Come early to mix and mingle with who’s who in DowntownDC during the cocktail hour, followed by the awards ceremony beginning at 6:15pm.

New this year, the Downtown Experience award is up for public vote. Make your voice heard and share the best event or experience that made DowntownDC the place to be. Click here to see a list of nominees and cast your vote. To RSVP click here.

Featured entertainment includes music by DJ Adrian Loving, who has mixed for former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery and for international audiences in South Africa, Greece and the UK. Attendees can see into the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library through a virtual reality activation and help illustrate their Vision 2027 for Downtown in an interactive drawing experience.

Enjoy entertainment, awards, libations, a game of cornhole, a donut bar featuring mini sweets by Astro Doughnuts and So Much More. #DowntownDC

Categories include:

  • Downtown Person-of-the-Year Award
  • Public Sector Person, Project or Program Award
  • Private Sector Person, Project or Program Award
  • Partnership/Program Award
  • Landmark Development Project Award
  • Downtown Detail Award
  • Downtown Experience Award
  • Visionary Award

2017 Momentum Award Winners

2016 Momentum Award Winners

2015 Momentum Award Winners

2014 Momentum Award Winners