Nominations Open for the 2021 Brickie Awards

Celebrate and Recognize People, Businesses that Make Our Neighborhoods Great

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Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D), occasionally assisted by his daughter, Cora, presented the 2020 Brickies in a virtual ceremony Dec. 3, 2020. Screenshot: Zoom Webinar

The 2021 Ward 6 Brickie Awards will be held virtually on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can RSVP here.

It is the second time the annual celebration of the people, places, and organizations that make the Ward 6 community great has been held online. “There’s no way a measly little global pandemic can stop the Brickies… from happening safely and virtually,” is how the office of Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) put it at the time.

Established 11 years ago as the ‘Livable Walkable Awards’ by then-Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, the awards are presented as engraved bricks. The event was nicknamed ‘The Brickies’ by Hill Rag Editor Andrew Lightman.

The 2018 Brickie awards on display.

Take an hour to uplift and recognize some of the neighbors in Ward 6 who have gone above and beyond this year.

Order takeout in advance from your favorite Ward 6 restaurant, sit back and join in (tag your watch photos #Brickies2021).

You can nominate the Ward 6 neighbors, businesses, community organizations, or others who you think deserve special recognition. Take a moment and make a nomination (or more than one) in one of five different categories. Award categories include:

  • Neighbor Award
  • Community Organization Award
  • Business Award
  • Public Service Award
  • Civic Pride Award
Maurice Cook with his 2020 Brickie award in front of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) a partner in the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network. Courtesy M. Cook

Nominations are open through Friday, Nov. 19. Last year’s winners included noted chef Erik Bruner-Yang (Business Award), Maurice Cook, Executive Director of Serve Your City DC/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (Civic Pride Award), DC Coronavirus Volunteers founder Allison McGill (Neighbor Award) and GoodProjects (Community Organization Award).

All are welcome to join in this free and fun evening to lift up neighbors, community organizations, and businesses that make Ward 6 the best place to call home. RSVP here!