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How to Submit a Calgary Awards Nomination


Step 1

Review the award categories and select the appropriate category for the individual, corporation, community group or organization you wish to nominate. Please click on the appropriate award category above for a description of each award and eligibility requirements. Please ensure you read carefully. Use the content guidelines for each category to help you prepare your nomination letter.

Step 2

Prepare a letter of nomination, one to five pages in length, describing in detail why the nominee deserves the award.
  • Nomination letters less than one page in length will not be submitted for consideration to the Awards juries.
  • The Calgary Awards juries select all award recipients and base their decisions solely on the information provided in the nomination package.
  • Self-nominations are accepted, however they must be accompanied by a letter of reference.

Step 3

In addition to the nomination letter, you may submit supporting materials such as newspaper articles, testimonials, and letters of reference.
  • The combined nomination supporting materials must not exceed 14 pages.
  • Do not include web links or URLs. Please print or scan the webpage or article and include it as part of your supporting materials.

Step 4

Once you have prepared the nomination letter and supporting materials, please submit your nomination package using one of the following:
Online submission
Complete the online nomination form.
You will be prompted to enter the nominee and nominator contact information, award category, and upload your nomination letter and supporting materials.
Manual submission
Print and complete the contact form on page 13 of the Calgary Awards brochure and attach it to the front of your nomination package. You may use a blank page instead, listing the nominee and nominator contact information and award category. Your nomination will not be processed without this information.
Manual submissions can be mailed, delivered or faxed to:
Mailing Address:
The Calgary Awards
The City of Calgary
City Clerk's Office (#8007),
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 2M5
The Calgary Awards 
City Clerk's Reception - Corporate Records
Ground Floor, Administration Building
313 - 7 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M3
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c). The information is used solely for the purposes of administering The City of Calgary's Calgary Awards Program. For more information, please contact The Calgary Awards Program at 403-268-8881 or
Nomination packages must be received by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. We regret that nominations received after this date will not be considered.*
*The nomination deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for all awards except The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, which is December 31, 2017.