Nominations Are Open
Deadline to apply is 
July 25, 2021

Prior to making your nomination, please review the DQA Eligibility Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria. 2021 winners will be announced on December 2021 at the Don Quijote Awards Gala


The nomination timeline is as follows: ​

  • May 24, 2021 : Nomination period opened

  • July 25, 2021: Deadline to apply

  • November 2021: Press conference announcing finalists 

  • December 2021: Winners will be announced at the 24th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala

Click here to read the DQA Eligibility Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria.



Anyone can submit a nomination. Interested parties may nominate another business or individual; businesses and individuals may also self-nominate. Once your nomination has been submitted, the nominee will  be notified.


Nominations will be due on July 25, 2021 at midnight, and applications received after midnight on that date will not be considered.

The Don Quijote Award steering committee strives for ultimate  transparency and excellence. A selection committee composed of the  leadership staff of HCCMO and Prospera, local executives, business  owners, and/or past award winners will review and score all completed  applications.


For detailed information on the selection process, please click here.