Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I nominate an organization where I work?

A: Yes, employees can nominate an organization they work for.

Q: Can I nominate someone who is no longer living, in memory of his or her work?

A: Awards are not given posthumously.

Q: Can I nominate myself?

A: Only youth can nominate themselves in the Youth Scholarship award category.

Q: Can I nominate someone who was nominated previously?

A: Past nominees who did not receive an award are eligible to be nominated for the same award or in any other category.

Q: Can I nominate someone in more than one category?

A: A person can be nominated in no more than two categories.

Q: Can I nominate someone who received an award in previous years?

A: Past recipients are only eligible to be nominated in a different category than the award previously received.

Q: How do I determine the appropriate award category?

A: Awards are divided into eight distinct categories. Please review the award categories list and description before submitting your nomination.

Q: What is the process of choosing award recipients?

A: After the nomination submission closes, an independent Selection Committee will review the nominations to determine finalists. All nominees must be willing to be screened and vetted in a formal interview process.

Q: When will I be notified if my nominee is chosen as a finalist?

A: Finalists will be notified no later than mid-February.

Q: When and where will the award recipients be recognized?

A: At the Award Gala on March 10, 2017 at the Westin Calgary. Recipients must be presents at the Gala during the ceremony.

Nomination Resources

These links will help you to nominate your candidate:

Important Dates

All nominees must be able to attend the IDA Gala on March 10, 2017 in order to be considered for an award.

  • September 26 2016 – Nominations open online
  • November 30 2016, 11:59 pm – Nominations close
  • December – January –  Review & interview process
  • February 2017 – Finalists announced
  • March 10 2017 – Awards Ceremony, The Westin Calgary