The Evening of Excellence will be the finale of Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference on August 1, 2024. The awards ceremony and dinner will send everyone home from the conference with new inspiration. Some will even carry an award home! This might be your community. The award nominations are an opportunity for YOU to honor the people, projects, and activities that are outstanding achievements in your downtown.

 * All nominations and supporting material must be submitted electronically via Submittable to Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC), including any images, by 11:59 pm on May 1, 2024.

* Only Accredited, Associate, and Affiliate Tiered organizations in good standing in their annual agreement with MMSC can submit award nominations. To determine if your organization is in good standing, email Ben White at

* Instructions and checklist to assist in the nominations - 

* Each Main Street organization will be limited to a total of six (6) nominations they can submit. Nominations can be submitted in overall categories as follows:

  • Organization — Two (2) Nominations 
  • Economic Vitality — One (1) Nomination
  • Promotion — One (1) Nomination
  • Design — Two (2) Nominations

 * No more than six (6) nominations will be accepted. MMSC will discard nominations over this limit at our discretion. 

 Submission Requirements for All Categories

* A narrative for each nomination needs to be no more than 1000 words.

* Submit at least five (5), but no more than ten (10), photos with a minimum of 300 dpi for each nomination.

* The activity or project nomination must have taken place between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. unless otherwise stated in the special submission sections.

* A project may only be nominated in one category.


This interface is intended to assist you in reporting on the development of your Active Transportation Plan to WalkWorks. It will document your work and the way the grants funds are being applied.

For subsequent submissions, to the extent that any one of the activities has been completed and reflected in an earlier report or is not relevant to the period on which you are reporting, there is no need to address it again.