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Golden Brick Award Application

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Event Sponsors

The Golden Brick Awards is Downtown Orlando Partnership’s exclusive annual awards ceremony, celebrating the people, projects, and initiatives that propel downtown forward. The program also includes the announcement of the “Downtowner of the Year” (DOTY) by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any submission between January 1 and December 31, 2022 that positively impacts Downtown Orlando is eligible for entry in the Golden Brick Awards.
  • The geographic eligibility is the Greater Downtown Orlando Area from hospital campus to hospital campus from the south (Orlando Health) to the north (AdventHealth), and west (Camping World Stadium) to the east (Mills/17-92/ Leu Gardens).
  • An entry fee of $175 is required to apply for the Golden Brick Awards. Past award recipients and nominees are eligible to be nominated again. Self-nominations are accepted. 
  • The Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP) will recognize up to four projects per category and will present a Golden Brick Award to ONE winner per category.
  • A submission may qualify for multiple award categories and may only win once. You are encouraged to apply for consideration in more than one category. Each submission is eligible to win one Golden Brick Award. 
  • The deadline for entry submissions is on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 11:59am.

Categories and Sponsors (to date):

Arts & CultureUnited Arts of Central Florida

Commercial & Residential DevelopmentDean Mead

CommunityUCF Downtown

Diversity, Equity, & InclusionJP Morgan Chase

Entertainment & Special Events - Laconic Digital

Hospitality & Dining - Visit Orlando

Innovation & Technology Orlando Tech Community

New Office Design - e|spaces

Public Works & Placemaking

Redesign & Renovation PRISMATIC

Sporting Events Balfour Beatty

Sustainability & Resiliency Charlan Brock Architects

Game Changer - CareerSource Central Florida

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The geographic eligibility is from the south (Orlando Health) to the north (AdventHealth), and west (Camping World Stadium) to the east (Mills/17-92/Leu Gardens).

Project must be completed between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

Some projects may fall under multiple categories. You are encouraged to mark all categories that apply so you may be considered in each. However, a project is only eligible to win in one category. The committee reserves the right to consider and/or award your project in the category it deems most fit. Click here for the full category descriptions.

Arts & Culture
Commercial & Residential Development
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Entertainment & Special Events
Hospitality & Dining
Innovation & Technology
New Office Design
Public Works & Placemaking
Redesign & Renovation
Sporting Events
Sustainability & Resiliency
Game Changer

Provide an overview of your project or initiative and how it relates to downtown. Descriptions will be used during the awards ceremony, if selected. 

What is the cultural, economic, or civic impact of your project or initiative?

Why is your project or initiative important to downtown Orlando?

Applications myst be accompanied by three to five high-resolution photos (JPEG format preferred). All photos must be accompanied with a brief description in order to be used. Please send any additional photos for consideration to Upon entry, photos become the property of Downtown Orlando Partnership and may be used for future publications, websites, advertisements, etc.

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Submit an optional video of your submission to be used for judging purposes only. You will not be penalized if you do not submit a video. Please email your video if the file does not upload.

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Please list all participants/partners/vendors to be recognized if an award is received. Include the names, company, and emails for each. If more partners need to be added, please email

Please include a link to your company/organization's website.

Please include the name, phone number, and email of who you would like to be the designated contact.

Please submit payment for the $175 Application Fee HERE. Unpaid submissions will not be considered. Please email madi@doporlando with any questions. Thank you. 

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