Making a nomination for the 2019 Awards of Excellence

Thank you for participating!

  •  Nomination opens
    March 4, 2019
  •  Nomination deadline
    April 18 at 5pm
  •  Winners honoured at awards ceremony
    July 12

Award categories

In each category, we'll evaluate nominated adults separately from children and youth.

Who you can nominate


You can nominate any person – including children and youth 21 years and younger – who lives, works, volunteers, or goes to school in Vancouver, including the University Endowment Lands.

In each category, we'll evaluate nominated adults separately from children and youth.


You can nominate any of these types of Vancouver-based organizations:

  • Non-profit
  • Groups or service clubs
  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Government departments (federal and provincial) 
  • Unions
  • Professional and trade associations
  • Media organizations
  • Public or private corporations

Who's not eligible?

City of Vancouver employees, departments, and elected officials

Can you nominate yourself?

No, unless you're nominating your own organization.

Prepare and make your nomination

Nominations ended at 5pm on April 18. Thank you for your interest. 

What happens next?

We contact your nominee

We'll use the email you provided for your nominee and ask them if they accept your nomination.

If they accept, we'll need them to complete your nomination by adding a biographical statement and optional photo (or a profile and optional logo if you nominated an organization).

We review the completed nominations

We evaluate nominations using our selection criteria and may move a nomination to a different category in special cases when appropriate.

Our nomination committee makes recommendations to City Council.

City Council approves the recommendations and we notify the winners.

Our selection criteria

  1. Scope: The range of activities and breadth of influence or inspiration of the achievement 
  2. Achievement: The significance of the achievement itself, with consideration given to creativity, innovation, and general significance of the activity for the individual or community
  3. Impact: The potential for fundamental and lasting positive change
  4. Method: The manner in which the activities were performed, for example, with creativity, innovation, inclusivity, consultation, and collaboration