Volunteer Citizen of the Year Awards


 

Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award launches for 2014 

Program to award $10,000 to volunteerism across Alberta

Nominations are now being accepted and will close on Friday, April 11, 2014


Direct Energy and the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) invite Albertans to help recognize our province's remarkable volunteer spirit with the annual Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award.

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is open to citizens who reside within a community served by an AWNA member newspaper. Applicants can either self-nominate or be nominated by another individual or group. Nominations should be no longer than 750 words in length and detail the specific contribution the individual or group has made to the local community through improving the quality of life for fellow citizens. The nominations also need to profile the designated organization and how that organization would use the $5,000 donation. 

 

Downloads:

To complete the Nomination form online, please go here


The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is an extension of an existing Direct Energy program that encourages company employees to volunteer their time and energy to a cause or an organization in their local community.



The award itself consists of:

  • $1,000 cash prize to the winner;
  • $5,000 cash grant to the winner's organization/cause of choice in their respective community;
  • recognition of the winner's achievement through a commemorative award, article and photo to be published in AWNA newspapers across Alberta;
  • $1,000 cash grant to four semi-finalists' organization/cause of choice in their respective communities; and
  • special recognition of the four semi-finalists.

Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award rules and details can be found in the downloadable files attached above, or http://www.directenergy.com/vcoy › or can be picked up at AWNA member newspaper offices.