2024 Emerald Awards Nominations Are Now Open!

Nominations are now open for Washington Multi-Family Housing Association's Emerald Awards! The Emerald Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the multifamily housing industry of Washington.

Please review all of the information below. Adhere to all deadlines to ensure proper submission of your Emerald Award nominations.

Who can nominate?

Nominations need to be approved by a regional/corporate supervisor. There is a checkbox in the nominations platform.

Who is eligible?

All multifamily employees are eligible.  

Submittal Forms

Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 7th, 2024. NO EXCEPTIONS 

Nominees will have until 5:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2024, to complete their questionnaires.

General Information

All nomination pricing is listed in the categories document below.

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Nominations and award submissions are non-transferable. Participants, companies, and properties will be listed in the award program and subsequent media EXACTLY as they appear on the official Nominee Form. Please ensure that the spelling is accurate.

WMFHA reserves the right to alter or combine categories at their discretion. In addition, they may choose not to present an award in categories receiving less than a minimum of submissions.


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Impartial judges and panelists will evaluate submissions. Judges will be selected from outside Washington and within the property management industry. 

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Select categories will be shopped on a secret and/or scheduled basis during May.


Finalists in each category will be determined based on the scores of the nominator and nominee packets and/or the shops. 

Important Dates

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  • April 7 - All nominations due (EXTENDED from 4/3)
  • April 26 - Nominee packets due
  • May-June - Judging (secret and scheduled shops taking place)
  • End of June - Finalists announced
  • June-July - Shops and panel interviews of finalists
  • October 11th - Annual Emerald Awards Gala