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, a City of Calgary initiative that has been recognizing exceptional citizens since 1994.

The City of Calgary encourages all Calgarians to consider nominating a colleague, community leader and neighbour along with local organizations and businesses by the nomination deadline of Friday, February 27, 2015.

Calgary Awards is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in our city. With 17 awards in five major categories, The City proudly celebrates the difference Calgarians make. The five major categories include the following.

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

Environmental Achievement Awards – recognize efforts to protect and promote the city’s natural environment. Awards include Blue Skies, Corporate, Educational Institution, Individual and Not-for-profit Organization.

Signature Award – recognize activities gaining international acclaim and bringing significant recognition to Calgary.

Award for Accessibility – awarded 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, recognize literary achievements by Calgary authors. NOTE: the deadline for the book prize is Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Here’s your chance to recognize someone in your community whose efforts really stand out. Additional information, nomination criteria and the online application form can be found at  or by phoning 403-268-8881, or e-mail