Win Tickets to the Presidential Inauguration

Thank you for your interest in attending the presidential inauguration! Please note, tickets are not required to view the inauguration from the National Mall. Deadline for entries has passed. 

The deadline for entries has passed.


CONTEST UPDATE: 1/4/13 at 6:00pm ET

Congratulations to William P. who has been selected winner of two seated tickets to the Presidential Inauguration. William, a history teacher of 10th and 11th grade students, will bring one of his students to attend the Inaguration. 

Lottery winners have yet to be selected and will be notified on Monday, January 7th. If you have any questions, please call 202-225-7084.

CONTEST UPDATE: 12/31/12 at 3:40pm ET

We would like to sincerely thank you for submitting your thoughtful contest entry to win Inauguration tickets. We were excited to have received hundreds of essays from the community. Although we initially committed to sharing our favorite entries online, it became clear after reading the deeply personal and emotional stories that sharing them publicly wouldn’t be appropriate.  I apologize for the change and hope you understand that the privacy of the participants must come first.

The most compelling entries selected to win will be announced on January 4th. Please remember: Tickets are not required to attend the Inauguration. Learn more here.

Thank you for your understanding.