The United States Air Force Design Awards Program was established
in 1976 to recognize and promote design excellence. Over its history, it has become a
viable and important program that is institutionalized within the Air Force. It is
widely recognized throughout the federal government and is supported by the enthusiastic
participation of notable professionals in the private sector. Much more than simply
an awards competition, the winning projects establish the benchmark of design excellence
that the Air Force expects for all its facilities and installations. The program
itself is a proud recipient of the 2000 Federal Design Achievement Award, which
recognizes exceptional design achievement from all sectors of the Federal Government.
This site provides the mechanisms for design organizations to submit entries
for competition in the current year's program. Entries are judged during late August each year.
To automate the submission and judging process, all nominations for the 2016
USAF Design Awards Program must be made via this site on or before
1 July 2016, however, this web site is designed so that all entries
must first be approved by the responsible Major Command, Field Operating Agency,
or Direct Reporting Unit before they are submitted for Air Force competition. The MAJCOMs,
FOAs and DRUs have earlier submission deadlines to facilitate their approval
process or Command level awards program. Submission deadlines are listed above.
No hardcopy submissions will be accepted.
| MAJCOM submittal deadlines for 2016 program |