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How to Submit a Calgary Awards Nomination

Step 1:

Review the award categories and determine which category is most appropriate for the person, organization or group you wish to nominate. On the following pages, a description of each award and eligibility requirements is included. Please ensure you read carefully. Use the content guideline for each category to help you prepare your nomination letter.

Step 2:

Submit a letter of nomination, two to five pages in length, describing in detail why the nominee deserves the award.

  • Type your nomination letter on plain, white paper.
  • 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 entirely on the information provided in the nomination package.
  • Do not include web links or URLs. Please print the webpage or article and include it as part of your supporting materials.
  • 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, photographs, testimonials, etc.

  • Keep materials to a maximum of 14 pages, single-sided (this includes photographs). These pages must be on 8½" x 11" paper.
  • Cerlox or bound presentation folders are not accepted as the nomination package submitted will be reproduced many times for the jury.
  • Nominations are not returned.

Step 4:

Once you have prepared the nomination letter and pulled together supporting material, complete the nomination form and attach it to the front of your nomination letter. You may use a blank page instead, listing all of the requested information. Your nomination will not be processed without this information.

or use the nomination form in the 2015 Calgary Awards Brochure.

Step 5:

Nomination packages must be received by Friday, May 6, 2016. We regret that nominations received after this date will not be considered.*

Calgary Awards
Mailing Address:
The Calgary Awards
City Clerk's Office (#8007),
The City of Calgary
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 2M5
The Calgary Awards
City Clerk's Reception - Corporate Records
Ground Floor, Administration Building
313 7th Ave. S.E.
Calgary, AB

* The nomination deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016, for all awards except The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, which is April 15, 2016.