Calgary, AB,

Nominate a deserving individual, organization or business for a Calgary Award

Calgarians are invited to recognize fellow citizens for their contributions in making Calgary a dynamic, progressive and compassionate city by nominating them for a Calgary Award. The City of Calgary has been recognizing outstanding citizens and organizations with The Calgary Awards since 1994.

The City of Calgary encourages Calgarians to consider nominating a colleague, community leader and neighbour along with local organizations and businesses they feel have helped make Calgary a better place to live. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017.

The Calgary Awards is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in our city. With 13 awards in five major categories, The City proudly celebrates the difference Calgarians make.
​The major categories are:

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

The Environmental Achievement Award - recognizes environmental achievement contributions that reduce the impact on and/or restore our city’s natural environment.

The Signature Award - recognizes activities that have gained international acclaim and have brought significant recognition to Calgary.

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

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize - named in honour of Calgary writer W. O. Mitchell, the award recognizes literary achievements by Calgary authors. NOTE: the submission deadline for the book prize closed on Dec. 31, 2016.

Here’s your chance to recognize someone in your community whose efforts really stand out. For additional information, nomination criteria and the application form, go to