Submit your nominees

The 3rd annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations during the previous 12 months. The SpaceNews awards will be held December 2nd in Washington, D.C.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Company of the Year
  • Government Agency of the Year
  • Corporate Leader of the Year
  • Government Leader of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Turnaround of the Year
  • Breakthrough of the Year
  • Deal of the Year


Beginning Sept. 1: Readers submit nominations for nine awards categories.

Mid-September to Mid-October:  SpaceNews’ panel of judges select finalists from community nominations.

Mid-October to early November: Readers vote on finalists via

Mid-November: Winners will be notified.

Early December:  Winners will be announced in SpaceNews magazine and honored at a SpaceNews awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd.


Save the Date:
SpaceNews Awards Luncheon: December 2nd, 2019, 11AM-1:30PM

Submit Your Nominees