2017 Sammies Finalists

People’s Choice Award

It’s your turn to vote! While our Sammies selection committee helps us choose seven award winners from 26 outstanding finalists, we also want to know who you think has made the most admirable contribution to the American people.

Submit your votes for our People’s Choice honoree to be announced at the 16th annual Sammies gala on September 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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. While anyone may participate, you need an active Facebook account to submit your vote.

You may vote for as many finalists as you want, and you may submit your votes once per day. At the end of each month, we will narrow the field and reset the poll for the remaining top contenders.

Be sure to vote for your favorites often to keep them in the running and help advance them to the Sammies stage!

Voting will close on September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


  • August 1: Top 12 announced
  • September 1: Top 4 announced
  • September 15: Voting closes

Spread the Word

After casting your votes, encourage others to do the same! Share your favorites with your social media network and tell your friends and colleagues about these amazing federal employees and their inspiring accomplishments.

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