Alberta Business Awards

Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction




The Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes outstanding achievement by young entrepreneurs. The award is given to 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 and has demonstrated commitment to the wider community; and 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.

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

Entry Deadline:

In order to be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than TBD. 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:

2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2

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
  • 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

Specific Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Two or more persons may be nominated if their contributions to the business are considered equally significant
  • 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


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.

STEP TWO: The Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction form is mandatory to apply for this award and must be completed.

Business Profile

Business Legal Name

Business Operating Name
(as you require it to appear in print)

Name of Owner(s) or CEO



Address (Head Office)

Address (Operating Office)



Number of Employees in Alberta

Date of Incorporation (if applicable) (DD/MM/YYYY)

Date Operations Commenced in Alberta (DD/MM/YYYY)

Product and/or Service Supplied

Submitter Profile

Submitter Name


Submitter Email

Submitter Phone

Submitter Fax

How did you hear of the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction

Submission Details

Describe the business—its history, products and/or services, financial and other performance indicators, markets and plans for growth, etc.

Describe the direct role and contributions of the nominee(s) in the planning, establishment, and ongoing operation of the business.

Discuss challenges the nominee(s) encountered in planning, establishing, and operating the business, and explain how they were overcome

Describe any unique or innovative aspects of the business and/or the nominee(s) such as: commitment to education and lifelong learning; any workforce development initiatives; environment and sustainability measures; and leader’s commitment or workforce programs designed to encourage good citizenship, community development, or volunteer activities

Provide any additional information that you think might help us evaluate your submission

Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction

Finalists in all award categories are eligible for the Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction and must complete the form fields below with this specific category entry application to be eligible for the Award.

This prestigious award is presented to an Alberta business that:

  • is helping to build a better Alberta
  • demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership
  • demonstrates ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or provincially.

The winner will be announced to media across the province and will be presented with a special award at the Gala.

How does your organization build a better Alberta? (For example, leading edge thinking, risk taking, entrepreneurial practices, environmental responsibility, global focus, fun, friendly attitude)

How does your organization demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership in Alberta? (For example, describe your organization’s productivity, successful ventures, innovation, diversity, ethical practices)

Describe your organization’s ongoing and consistent involvement in community events and local and/or provincial organizations.

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