Nominations open for the 28th Annual Calgary Awards

Extraordinary Calgarians make a difference through their exceptional achievements and contributions, and The City of Calgary wants to know about them!

 The nomination period for the 28th Annual Calgary Awards is open now. Nominations close Feb. 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

This is an opportunity to recognize deserving individuals, businesses and organizations who have improved the quality of life in our community.

Each year nominations are received for 13 awards:

  • The Community Achievement Awards
    • Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement
    • Citizen of the Year
    • Arts
    • Commerce
    • Community Advocate (individual and organization)
    • Education
    • Heritage
    • Youth
  • The Environmental Achievement Award
  • The International Achievement Award
  • The Award for Accessibility
  • The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize (deadline was Dec. 31, 2021)

The City of Calgary encourages all Calgarians to look to their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders and local organizations and businesses for those who could qualify as recipients of The Calgary Awards.

If you’re curious to see who some of the past recipients are, you can read their bios and watch some feature videos on their accomplishments here.

For more information on each award category, eligibility criteria, and previous award recipients, visit