Golden Key Awards|Nominations

Through the month of July, you can submit nominations for FREE.

Starting August 1, nominations will be $15 per submission. You can stop and save your submission at any time,
however, to take advantage of our FREE early bird pricing, your nominations must be submitted by July 31.

*Deadline Extended* ALL NOMINATIONS now must be submitted by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 5 p.m. to qualify!
*This includes nomination forms, supporting documents, letters, photos, etc. Any late submissions will not be accepted.


Individual Award Categories (Click a category below to begin)
   Account Executive of the Year  Assistant Manager of the Year Corporate Support Person of the Year | Management
Corporate Support Person of the Year | Supplier Housekeeper of the Year Leasing Consultant of the Year
Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Maintenance Technician of the Year Management Company Executive of the Year
Porter/Groundskeeper of the Year Property Manager of the Year Regional Manager of the Year
Regional Service Director of the Year Rising Star Award | Management Rising Star Award | Supplier
Supplier Technician of the Year

Team & Community Award Categories (Click a category below to begin)
      Affordable Community of the Year     Best Curb Appeal Build to Rent Community of the Year
Community of the Year Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year Interior Design Award
Luxury Community of the Year Maintenance Team of the Year Mixed Use Development of the Year
Multifamily Development of the Year Renovation or Remodel of the Year Resident Experience Award
Supplier Company of the Year

Register Now to Attend the 2023 Golden Key Awards!

Need a refresher before you nominate?
Check out the Special Events Committee's "How To Nominate" Video with some helpful tips & tricks!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to submit a nomination?
    • Nominations are FREE for the month of July, starting August 1st, nominations will be $15 for each nomination.
  • What documents or materials will I need to submit a nomination?
    • All nominations will require a photo of the person, team, or company being nominated. You will also be able to add letters of recommendation and other backup materials (such as notes from residents or clients). During the judging process, the more information the better. 
  • Can I nominate someone from another company? (i.e. Nominate your favorite supplier partner!)
    • Yes!
  • Can I nominate myself?
    • Yes!
  • Is there a limit to the number of nominations that I can submit?
    • Nope! But, you may only nominate a person or company once per category. (Tip: the more submissions for a nominee does NOT mean the better chance of winning. Judges will select a winner based on the details and documents that are shared on their submission, so the more detail the better.)
  • How many awards/winners are recognized in a category?
    • There is typically one winner per award. In several categories, winners will be recognized by size (i.e. unit count) or other differentiating factors. In those cases there may be multiple winners for that category, but one winner per subcategory (i.e. Small community, Medium Community, or Large Community).
  • How are the award nominations judged?
    • Awards are judged by association staff from outside of our market, and outside of the state! They are given a rubric for each award category based on the unique characteristics of the award. It's important to be thorough as the judge won't be familiar with the person, team, or company/community you are nominating so it is up to you to paint the picture!

Don't hesitate to reach out with any additional questions. You can give us a call at 407-644-0539, or e-mail