The Right Direction Awards

The Right Direction Awards (RDA) is an annual celebration established by the Office of Attorney General in 2015. The ceremony was created to honor District youth (14 to 24 years of age) who have overcome significant challenges and are positively affecting the community. Over 175 young people count themselves as Right Direction Award recipients.

Nominate Someone for RDA!

You can help us identify exceptional young people and nominate them for a Right Direction Award. If you know a young person (age 14 to 24) in the District who should be recognized for overcoming challenges, and being a positive role model, share their story with us by completing the form or scanning the QR code below! All nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 25, 2023 (11:59 PM EST) to be eligible.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominees must be a Washington, DC resident.
  • Nominees must be 14 to 24 years of age.
  • If the nominee is selected as a winner, they must complete a public release form.

QR Code to RDA Nomination Form

Deadline for nominations is Friday, August 25, 2023 (11:59 PM EST).