Celebrating CMSC member communities for their outstanding contributions to Main Street.

Our members work tirelessly to revitalize their downtowns and create places that attract residents, visitors, businesses and more. To celebrate the enormously effective and impactful work of our members, we created the annual Awards of Excellence. Each year, CMSC member communities submit applications, which are then reviewed by a jury of industry-related experts. The winners are announced on May 1st, and the awards are presented during our annual Awards Gala celebration, held each year on the first Monday in June.

Current Members, find out how to apply »


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Awards of Excellence: Past Winners

1CT_Main_Street_Center_Allegra_Anderson_Photography_Gala_20152015 Awards of Excellence
presented at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain.  Photo by Allegra Anderson Photography

Award Recipients
2015 Founder’s Award Winner
2015 Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service
Awards of Excellence Program (large file)

 

Roia Pic2014 Awards of Excellence
presented at Roia Restaurant in New Haven. Photos by Allegra Anderson Photography

Award Recipients
2014 CL&P Award Winner

Awards of Excellence Program (large file)

 

 

Stego22013 Awards of Excellence
presented at the Wadsworth Atheneum.  Photos by Ben Pollard, Memory Manufacturing

Award Recipients
2013 CL&P Award Winner
View the June 10, 2013 Awards Presentation
(large file)

2012 Awards of Excellence                             
presented at Cheney Hall in Manchester. Photos by Garaventa Photography

Award Recipients
2012 CL&P Award Winner
View the June 11, 2012 Awards Presentation
(large file)

 

2011 Awards of Excellence
presented at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in Downtown Torrington
Award Recipients
View the June 6, 2011 Awards Presentation! (large file)

 

2010 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Barnum Museum and Playhouse on the Green in Downtown Bridgeport
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2009 Awards of Excellence
presented at Eno Memorial Hall in Simsbury Center
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The Wauregan2008 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Wauregan in Downtown Norwich
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2007 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Gilson Café & Cinema in Downtown Winsted
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2006 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Crocker House in Downtown New London
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Palace Theatre2005 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Palace Theater and Waterbury Arts Magnet School in Downtown Waterbury
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2004 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Artists’ Collective in the Upper Albany Avenue District, Hartford
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2003 Awards of Excellence
presented at The Vernon Senior Center Auditorium in Downtown Rockville
Award Recipients