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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.

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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.

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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.

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Customer Experience

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News 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.

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Skilled Trades

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.

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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. 

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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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Nominations Closed.