Friday, December 16, 2011

Calgary Awards: Your chance to nominate a deserving individual, organization or business

The City is encouraging Calgarians to recognize fellow citizens for their contributions in making Calgary a dynamic, progressive and compassionate city by nominating them for a Calgary Award. The awards are a City of Calgary initiative that has been recognizing exceptional citizens since 1994.

The deadline to nominate a colleague, community leader or neighbour is Friday, March 2, 2012.

Calgary Awards is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in our city. With 17 awards in five major categories, The City proudly celebrates the difference Calgarians make. The major five categories include the following.

The Community Achievement Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in community life including arts, commerce, education and heritage. This category also includes the Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement, Citizen of the Year, and Community Advocate for both an individual and organization.

The Environmental Achievement Awards recognize efforts to protect and promote the city’s natural environment. Awards include Blue Skies, Corporate, Educational Institution, Individual Achievement and Not-for-Profit Organization.

The Signature Award recognizes activities gaining international acclaim and bringing significant recognition to Calgary.

Award for Accessibility is awarded for a building or facility that exceeds the minimum requirements of Section 3.8 “Barrier-Free Design” of the Alberta Code for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is named in honour of Calgary writer W. O. Mitchell, recognize literary achievements by Calgary authors. The deadline for the book prize is Dec. 31, 2011.

Additional information, nomination criteria and the online application form can be found at

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