People’s Choice Award


Each year, hundreds of nominations are narrowed down and 30 inspiring Sammies finalists are identified and announced. While the selection committee votes for the eight category award winner, we also want to hear from you.

Starting this May, you can submit your votes for our People’s Choice honoree to be announced at the 15th annual Sammies gala on September 20, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The winner will also receive a special reception, arranged by the Partnership for Public Service, to celebrate with his or her team in their office this fall.


How it Works

Read the finalists’ profiles to learn about their accomplishments, then vote for your top picks using the Facebook Poll on this page.

You may vote for as many finalists as you want, but you will only be able to submit your votes once per day.

Anyone may participate, but you must have an active Facebook account in order to submit your vote.


Terms and Conditions

The 2015 People’s Choice award winners, Jean C. Zenklusen and Carolyn Hutter with NIH Director Francis Collins.