The Community Award celebrates British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others. It honours individuals who devote their time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy and inclusive.The nominee’s contributions must have taken place in British Columbia either through volunteer or professional work in areas including, but not limited to:
• Arts and Culture
• Business Innovation
• Civic Duty/Public Service
• Science & Technology
• Sports and Recreation
• Volunteer Service
• Youth or Seniors’ Leadership
The Award program provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the transformative efforts of individuals who raise the quality and character of their community and, in doing so, inspire others to do the same.
Who is Eligible
• Any current or former long-term resident of British Columbia is eligible
• Posthumous or self-nominations are not eligible
• Elected representatives are not eligible for nominations while they hold office
• Nominations of groups (three or more people) or organizations are not eligible
Selection of Awardees
An independent jury panel of community leaders from throughout British Columbia reviews the nominations and selects the awardees. The decision of the independent jury is final.
Recognition of Awardees
Awardees are recognized at a formal ceremony held in Victoria. The Lieutenant Governor and a representative of the BC Achievement Foundation are invited to present the awardees with the Community Award Medallion, designed by Robert Davidson, along with a certificate, lapel pin and letter from the Premier of BC recognizing their achievements.
Dates to Remember
• October 1, 2019 – Nominations OPEN
• January 31, 2020 – Nominations CLOSE
All nominations must be submitted online by January 31, 2020 (all materials must be received by 11:59 pm).