W Awards

Celebrate remarkable.

Our members accomplish amazing things in their professional and personal lives every year. W Awards allow us to celebrate some of those achievements at our Founders Day Gala.
Submit a nomination

We believe it is essential to celebrate our up-and-coming young professionals and recognize organizations that excel in their efforts to attract, retain, and engage young professionals in the Wichita community.

Award finalists are first nominated and then submit an application to be considered for the awards. For the 2022 W Awards, all W members as of Friday, July 29, 2022 will be eligible for nomination for the individual awards.

Distinguished Young Professionals Award

presented by Foulston Siefkin
Presented to two W members who have reached personal and/or professional achievements in their career, has positively impacted our community, and shows promise for continued success.

Innovations in Business Award

Presented to a W Member who has demonstrated innovation in their industry, company or organization by making a unique or especially noteworthy contribution to their business or profession; reinvigorating or modernizing a business; or successfully starting their own business.

Community Service Award

presented by iSi Environmental Service
Presented to a W member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They have engaged in continuing efforts to preserve and promote Wichita through their time, service, and talents.

W Choice Award

Presented to an organization that excels in their efforts to attract, retain and develop young professionals in the Wichita community. This award recipient is selected by W members through online voting.

Volunteer of the Year

presented by Kansas Turnpike Authority

Presented to a W member who has shown an exemplary record of service to W and a significant contribution towards the mission of W and their specific team. They have demonstrated active involvement within their Action Team and have made significant contributions of volunteer time, talents, and service. This award recipient is selected by the W Awards Committee.