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Nominations—Nature Inspiration Awards

How to Submit a Nomination

  • Complete the nomination form
  • You may submit an application or a nomination for a third party
  • Deadline: May 13, 2019 11:59 pm, Pacific daylight time (UTC−07).

Selection Criteria

The Nature Inspiration Awards recognize individuals and organizations that, through their work on specific projects, encourage Canadians to

  • take an interest in natural history
  • create links with nature
  • contribute to the preservation of nature.

For each category, nominees will be assessed against the following criteria:

Leadership
Must have demonstrated initiative in the fields of natural sciences, environment or nature protection at a local, national or international scale.

Innovation
Must have used novel approaches in the implementation of actions or programs for the benefit of nature.

Inspiration
Must have encouraged other people or organizations to get involved for the benefit of nature.

Supporting Documents

You are encouraged to provide supporting documents that illustrate the nominee's achievements.

Such supporting documents should include one or more of the following:

  • one to five photos with the best resolution possible
  • one to five video files, or a link to a broadcasting site (such as YouTube) for a total duration of five minutes or less
  • one to three news articles, letters of recommendation, or other written documents, totalling five normal pages maximum.

Videos and image files may be sent using the file-sharing site Google Drive.

The documents submitted may be used by the museum for purposes of promotion of the Nature Inspiration Awards.

The museum does not disclose the nominees' personal contact information to the public.

Eligibility

Youth

  • Must be 17 years or younger on December 31, 2018
  • Must be a resident of Canada.
  • In the case of a group nomination, all participants in the group must meet the eligibility requirements.

Adult Award

  • Must be 18 years or older on December 31, 2018
  • Must be a resident of Canada.

Not-for-Profit Organization (Small and Medium) Award

  • Must be at least one year old on December 31, 2018
  • Must have a Canadian head office
  • Must have between 1 and 49 employees, or between 1 and 49 volunteers
  • Must be a non-profit organization registered with Canada Revenue Agency.

Not-for-Profit Organization Award (Large)

  • Must be at least one year old on December 31, 2018
  • Must have a Canadian head office
  • Must employ 50 people or more
  • Must be a non-profit organization registered with Canada Revenue Agency.

Business (Small and Medium) Award

  • Must be at least four years old on December 31, 2018
  • Must have a Canadian head office
  • Must employ 1 to 99 people
  • Must be a company incorporated with Canada Revenue Agency.

Business (Large) Award

  • Must be at least four years old on December 31, 2018
  • Must have a Canadian head office
  • Must employ 100 people or more
  • Must be a company incorporated with Canada Revenue Agency.

Important Note
The employees of the Canadian Museum of Nature (and its affiliated or related entities) and members of their family are not eligible to apply for the Nature Inspiration Awards. In this context, family means the spouse, partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.