Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Note that the deadline for awards nominations has been extended to Thursday, May 31.

Take advantage of the EDANL Economic Development Awards of Excellence being launched this year and nominate a worthy economic development project you have worked on or developed or an economic development professional whom you feel is a leader in their field. These awards will allow our membership the opportunity to shine!


EDANL’s Economic Development Awards of Excellence are made possible by the generous support of the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Community Project

This award recognizes a project that has had a major economic development impact in a community. A ‘community’ can be defined geographically (e.g. a town or region), or in another manner (e.g. industries, interests) that are not geographically bound. It rewards such things as strategic planning, BR&E, entrepreneurship, placemaking, business development, tourism, community involvement etc. The basic assessment of proposals will focus on achievements in the context of the approach, original environment, challenges faced and economic or community impact.

Two awards will be given based on population impact (under 3000 and over 3000).

Community Project Judging Criteria:
The award will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Extent of the economic impact on its community.
  • Achievement of its stated objective with measurable results.
  • Development of strong relationships and community support.
  • Innovation, originality, and cost effectiveness.

Marketing

This award recognizes marketing initiatives, campaigns or materials used for attracting, retaining and/or fostering business or community development. A ‘community’ can be defined geographically (e.g. a town or region), or in another manner (e.g. industries, interests) that are not geographically bound. It will reward communities or organizations for using marketing and communications to make a positive social or economic contribution locally, regionally, or provincially.

Two awards will be given based on population impact (under 3000 and over 3000)

Marketing Award Judging Criteria:
The award will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Extent of the economic/social impact on its community.
  • Achievement of its stated objective with measurable results.
  • Development of strong relationships and community support.
  • Innovation, originality, and cost effectiveness.

Economic Developer of the Year

This award recognizes an Economic Development practitioner in Newfoundland and Labrador. It rewards excellence in the field of economic development in the context of economic or social contribution to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals who are engaged as a professional, technical, management or volunteer position in the field of economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador may be nominated.

Economic Developer of the Year Judging Criteria:
The award will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Extent of their economic impact on community, region or province.
  • Business Skills and Leadership.
  • Development of strong relationships and community support.
  • Voluntary involvement at a local, regional or provincial level.
  • Positive impact on other practitioners in economic development

Nominations

Nominees do not have to meet all criteria for each of the award categories to be eligible.

Please note supporting documents are critical to the awards evaluation. If there any additional testimonials, newspaper clippings, photographs, or other related information that will enhance the submission, please attach to the form. If the file is too large, email the attachments to info@edanl.ca, noting the project in which it belongs.

Deadline: Thursday, May 31st.

Online Nomination Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AwardsEDANL

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