Specific Eligibility Requirements

  • The nominee(s) must be under the age of 35
  • The nominee(s) must have played a direct and primary role in the planning and establishment of the business, and currently be operating it in a leadership capacity
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • Be operational in Alberta for a minimum of 1 fiscal year
  • Be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • Employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • Not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category
  • If you are a non-for-profit organization, no more than 30% of annual revenue can be directly funded by Government envelopes. This does not apply to regular procurement

Sacha Knorr,
Alberta Chambers of Commerce
#714 Ledgeview, 9707 110 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9



Other Categories

Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction

Recognizes a female entrepreneur for outstanding achievement in business and who is a positive role model within her community.

Small Business Award Distinction

Recognizes a small business which best reflects the outstanding spirit and success of Alberta’s small business community.

Newcomer Entrepreneur Award of Distinction

Recognizes the business success of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now call Alberta home. This award honours the work and efforts of newcomer entrepreneurs who have overcome unique challenges to build successful organizations in Alberta and make meaningful contributions to the Alberta economy.

Diversity Award of Distinction

Recognizes an inclusive business/organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity so that employees, clients, customers and others are respected and valued as unique individuals.