Nominate someone for the Calgary Awards

For 26 years now, the City of Calgary has been recognizing citizens and organizations for their outstanding achievements, contributions and devotion to our city through The Calgary Awards. This long-standing program is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in the city and Calgarians are encouraged to nominate others for great contributions, whether that be an outstanding citizen, business or organization. If you believe that business deserves recognition for its community achievement, cast your vote now! Perhaps one of your neighbours, community influencers or co-workers goes above and beyond for this city – here’s your chance to speak up for them! Submit a Calgary Awards nomination today through this online form.

Follow this four-step process when submitting a nomination:

  • Step 1: Review and select the award category for the individual, business, community group or organization you wish to nominate.
  • Step 2: Prepare a one-to-five page letter of nomination that states how the individual or organization makes a difference in the community and why they are a deserving recipient in the category.
  • Step 3: To enhance the nomination, including supporting materials such as letters of reference, testimonials, articles highlighting achievements and previous awards and honours. The combined nomination supporting materials must not exceed fourteen pages.
  • Step 4: Submit your nomination package! Submissions can be made using the online nomination form or be directly mailed to the City of Calgary.

Once the votes are cast and the winners have been chosen, the Calgary Awards will distribute thirteen awards from five categories:

  • The Community Achievement Awards
  • The Environmental Achievement Award
  • The Signature Award
  • The Award for Accessibility
  • The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize (deadline was December 31, 2019)

If you know an individual or organization deserving of one of these awards, the nomination deadline is February 24, 2020. For more detailed information on the program, awards and nomination criteria, visit the Calgary Awards information page.