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Nomination Information


Each Calgary Award is given to an individual, group, organization or corporation, depending on the criteria for that award.

Individuals nominated for a Calgary Award must meet the following criteria:
  • Nominees are to have made a significant contribution to Calgary.
  • Nominees must be residents of Calgary (permanent address in Calgary) for two years as of December 31, 2017 (exception is the Signature Award).
  • Nominees must not currently hold political office.
  • Nominees may only be nominated for one award in a given year.
Groups, organizations or corporations nominated for a Calgary Award must meet the following criteria:
  • Nominees must be Calgary-based or be a local branch of a┬ánational or international organization.
  • Crown corporations are eligible for the Environmental Achievement Award.
Please note: refer to each award section for eligibility criteria specific to that award.

Selection of Recipients


  • Only one recipient is selected for an award. In some circumstances, no recipient is selected.
  • Current and former City of Calgary employees or elected officials are not eligible for a Calgary Award for their work as a City employee or elected official. Similarly, business units and City projects are not eligible for a Calgary Award.
  • Recipients cannot subsequently receive an award in the same category for the same achievement.
  • Recipients are not eligible to receive an award within five years of having received an award in any category.