2017 Sammies Finalists

People’s Choice Award

Our 2017 Sammies People’s Choice poll started in July with 26 remarkable finalists. We’ve already received more than 18,000 votes, and have narrowed the field to 13* top contenders for the month of August. Share this poll with your friends and colleagues, and continue voting daily to help your favorites advance to the final four in September. The winner will be announced at the 16th annual Sammies gala on September 27 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. Anyone may participate; you do not 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.

*We initially planned to advance 12 finalists in the month of August, but a tie gave us 13 candidates in this current round.

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.


  • 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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