Award Nominations

James Madison Award
Given to an individual or organization whose long term commitment to the cause of open government has been demonstrated through exemplary words or deeds.
(James Madison Award Nomination Form)

James Andersen Award
Given to an individual or organization that has done something extraordinary to advance the efforts of the Washington Coalition for Open Government.
(James Andersen Award Nomination Form)

Ballard/Thompson Award
Given to a member or members of the state legislature demonstrating outstanding dedication to the cause of open government during the previous legislative session. Please click here for the full criteria for this award. (Ballard/Thompson Award Nomination Form)

Key Award Nomination Criteria
Any person or organization who has done something notable for the cause of open government within the past 12 months is eligible; this includes board members, WCOG members, the general public, or public officials. Download the Key Award nomination form (Key Award Nomination Form).

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