An award winner is selected for each of the following categories:
For each category, nominees must show:
Following a careful review and vetting process by the Partnership for Public Service, finalists are selected and announced in late spring.
Award recipients are chosen from the field of finalists by a selection committee comprised of national leaders representing government, business, entertainment, media and the non-profit/foundation community. The members of the selection committee rank the finalists in each category based on:
Winners are announced at a black-tie gala in the early fall.