The City of St. John’s is seeking nominations for the City Awards.
- Athletes of the Year: Each year the City of St. John's Athlete of the Year committee recognizes athletic excellence within the city of St. John's by selecting one female, one male and one team as the most outstanding athletes for the calendar year.
- Climate Change Leadership Award: New for 2023, the Climate Change Leadership Award recognizes community members that have demonstrated exemplary leadership in climate change action. Climate action includes adaptation to risks from climate change, improving energy resilience through energy efficiency, and actions that reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change leaders achieved this through the implementation of initiatives and/or creation of awareness.
Heritage Awards: The City of St. John's Heritage Awards recognize commercial and residential property owners for their work in rehabilitating, restoring and celebrating their rich built heritage.
Nominations are accepted annually in the following categories:
- preserving or restoring the original character of a heritage building or any building in a Heritage Area
- rehabilitating an older building, including successfully integrating modern elements
- respecting the character of a modern building in a Heritage Area
- infill developments that blend into a neighborhood in a Heritage Area
- stewardship and long-term preservation of a heritage building or any building in a Heritage Area.
- Nominations are accepted annually in the following categories:
- Award categories
Senior of the Year: The City of St. John's recognizes a senior citizen 60+ who has made significant volunteer contributions to the city through improving the quality of life of citizens through community involvement, such as:
- Other service to the community.
- Tourism Awards: The City of St. John's honours the very best in the tourism industry every year through a variety of award categories.
- Youth of the Year: The City of St. John's Junior and Senior Youth of the Year Awards are open to St. John's residents between the ages of 12 and 18. They are designed to honour young people in the community, who through their volunteer contributions, extracurricular activities and community involvement have helped make St. John's a better place to live.
Volunteer of the Year: The City of St. John's values the contributions of its volunteers and the impact that they have on the community. Their Volunteer Award recognize residents who have volunteered their time to make St. John's a better place to live, work and play.
This award is open to all ages. There are three categories:
- Community Group
- This award is open to all ages. There are three categories:
- Award categories
Athletes of the Year
- Athletes who maintain a primary residence within the municipal boundaries of St. John's shall be considered eligible for selection as Male or Female Athlete of the Year (or month).
- Athletes who are enrolled in educational institutions outside St. John's will be considered eligible for Athlete of the Year if the athlete or their immediate family maintains residence in St. John's.
- Athletes who are living outside St. John's for the purposes of athletic competition or training will be considered eligible for Athlete of the Year if the athlete or their family maintains a primary residence in St. John's.
- Athletes who live outside the boundaries of St. John's, but who compete in a St. John's based league or play for a St. John's based club shall be considered eligible for selection as Male or Female Athlete of the Year (or month).
Climate Change Leadership Award
- Nominee(s) can be individual residents of the City of St. John’s or an organization that is St. John’s based or a local branch. Organizations include but are not limited to: non-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, St. John’s located businesses or corporations with local operations, industry associations, etc.
- Achievement for nomination must contribute to the actions reflected in the Resilient St. John’s Community Climate Plan:
- Affordable, efficient buildings for all: Making buildings affordable and energy efficient (i.e., retrofits or reuses of an existing building or outstanding effort in new development, which increases energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions)
- Thriving natural environment and agriculture: Implementing nature-based solutions to climate change that enhance or secure ecological assets to improve their long-term resilience and health in a changing climate, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and/or improving local food security.
- Transportation transformation: Reducing their need for personal vehicles through active transportation, and/or supporting the electrification of the remaining personal and commercial vehicles (e.g., EV chargers, and adoption of zero-emission vehicles).
- A low-waste future: Efforts to improve waste diversion, and efforts to develop a local circular economy.
- Disaster resilience and emergency preparedness: Preparing for the storms, by improving resident’s and/or businesses’ preparedness to extreme weather events thru engineered and/or nature-based solutions.
- Clean energy for resilience: Efforts to apply localized renewable energy technologies or utilize clean fuels to increase resilience and/or achieve greenhouse gas reductions.
- Residents can nominate a heritage building or other building in the City's designated Heritage Areas; property owners can nominate their own property.
Volunteer of the Year
Nominee(s) must be residents of the City of St. John's. All achievements reflected in the nomination must be voluntary/unpaid in nature. Volunteer service must improve the quality of life and well-being of citizens based on how they contribute to one or several, of the following ‘Healthy Community' categories:
- Healthy Neighbourhoods and People
- Social and Community Connections
- Environment and Sustainability
- Nominee(s) must be residents of the City of St. John's. All achievements reflected in the nomination must be voluntary/unpaid in nature. Volunteer service must improve the quality of life and well-being of citizens based on how they contribute to one or several, of the following ‘Healthy Community' categories:
For more information, visit City Awards.