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Award Criteria

Please read through the award criteria and eligibility requirements by clicking on the categories below before completing the nomination form.

Arts & Culture

This award celebrates an individual, ensemble or organization's outstanding artistic achievements in a variety of creative, applied and fine art genres. They have made a significant contribution to Kingston's art and culture scene, while creating access and inclusion to arts and culture.

Business Person of the Year

This prestigious award recognizes a local business person who has demonstrated a continued passion for excellence and leadership. This individual has shown commitment to local economic development.

Customer Experience

This award recognizes a business that demonstrates outstanding dedication and achievement to service excellence and customer/guest satisfaction. The Nominee demonstrates a consistent commitment to delivering products, services and/or information that satisfies its customers by exceeding their expectations and is a leader in providing exceptional customer service.

Employer of the Year

This award honours a business that has made a commitment to foster employee engagement, promotes work life balance, embraces diversity, and generally offers an exceptional workplace for their employees.

Hospitality & Tourism

This award recognizes the active role of the Nominee in the development of the local tourism/hospitality industry, as well as making Kingston a better place to visit. The nominee demonstrates innovative practices and marketing initiatives to draw visitors to Kingston.

New Business of the Year

This award recognizes a new business that demonstrates proactive and innovation leadership within their business or industry. The business has shown commitment to ensure customer satisfaction and practice good corporate citizenship.

Skilled Trades

This award recognizes a company in the skilled trades sector that demonstrates outstanding leadership and acts as an ambassador to increase the sustainability and promotion of skilled trades. The business promotes careers and skilled trades education to key audiences.

Social Impact

This award recognizes a socially responsible organization and its employees that returns value to the community by supporting charities, educational and other community groups. The business demonstrates a commitment to corporate social responsibility that positively impact our community.

Young Entrepreneur

This award honours the contributions that young entrepreneurs make to the Kingston business community and the local economy. Nominees must be aged 18-40 and be the owner of a business located in the Greater Kingston area.

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