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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.

The International Achievement Award
The Environmental Achievement Award
The Award for Accessibility
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
The Community Achievement Awards 

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 how this individual or organization is making a difference in our community, and why they are a deserving recipient in the particular award category.

Items you may wish to include in the nomination letter include scope of experience relevant to the award criteria, specific examples that demonstrate merit for the award, and highlights of previous awards and honours received to show the extent and progression of achievements in the community.

  • Nomination letters less than one full page in length will not be submitted for consideration to the Awards juries.
  • Self-nominations are accepted, however, they must be accompanied by a letter(s) of reference.
  • Step 3

    • To enhance the nomination, it is recommended that supporting materials be included to highlight the relevance and merit of the nominee in the selected award category. This may include letters of reference, testimonials, newspaper articles specifically highlighting the achievements leading to this award nomination, and previous awards and honours. 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.

    Submit nomination

    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 17 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 
    Mayor's Office Security Desk
    Second Floor, Administration Building
    313 - 7 Avenue SE
    Calgary, AB T2G 2M3


    Your personal information is being collected and used solely for the purposes of administering The City of Calgary's Calgary Awards Program. This information is collected pursuant to Section 33(c) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta. If you have any questions about the collection or use of your personal information, please contact the Calgary Awards Program Advisor at City Clerk's Office, 700 Macleod Trail SE, #8007, PO Box 2100 Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5, by phone at 403-268-8881 or by email at

    Nomination packages must be received by Monday, February 25, 2019. We regret that nominations received after this date will not be considered.*

    *The nomination deadline is Monday, February 25, 2019 for all awards except The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, which is Monday, December 31, 2018.