Alberta Business Awards

Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction


The Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction recognizes the business that best exemplifies the qualities of effective leadership, innovatively applied know-how, and excellent potential for growth, shows a high level of social, cultural, and environmental awareness, has demonstrated commitment to the wider community; engages in continuous learning or other improvement opportunities designed to advance the economic, social, and environmental prospects of the enterprise.

If you would like to nominate a business or organization please proceed to the nominate page.

Specific Eligibility Requirements


In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must meet the following specific 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:

  • Have operated in Alberta for a minimum of three years
  • 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


Award applicants are not required to be a member of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce.



Entry Deadline


To be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than November 9, 2018. Due to the number of entries received, entry packages cannot be returned. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

2019 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2


To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

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