Thank you nominators  

Thank you to nominators for leading the way! Your submissions have opened the door for so many people to be seen, recognized and celebrated. We are grateful to be able to share these many stories of success. 

BC Achievement’s fall award programs closed their respective calls for nominations for the 2024 program, but…nominations are now open year-round! So, you can still submit a nomination for the 2025 award program.  

The 2024 Indigenous Business Award closed its call for nominations on May 31, followed by the 2024 Polygon Award in First Nations Art, and the 2024 Sam Carter Award in Applied Art + Design on June 30.  It has been a busy and rewarding nomination period! 

We commend the commitment and effort taken in the preparation of each nomination package. 

It’s important to highlight excellence through award nominations – it shines a light on the amazing things happening in our communities and paves the way for innovation, change, and leadership. By nominating individuals, artists, organizations, or businesses for an award, we celebrate their creativity, dedication, tenacity, and excellence in their chosen fields. This process is a gesture of respect and gratitude for those who achieve excellence and whose stories can inspire others. 

What are the benefits of a successful nomination for the awardee? Most importantly, it elevates the awardee’s profile along with the community they serve. It validates their hard work and dedication, affirming that they are on the right path. Additionally, a successful nomination shares their experiences, creating role models and fostering positive change while bringing people together over shared interests and passions. 

By recognizing the achievements of our province’s entrepreneurs, artists, community leaders, youth, and volunteers, BC Achievement’s award programs celebrate exceptional people doing extraordinary work.  

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the nominators, the champions who dedicate their time to support the leaders, volunteers, creators, organizers, and doers. Your efforts make this province a better place to live, and we thank you for leading the way! 

“I challenge you to identify the heroes from your communities and Nominate Now for the 2025 award programs – If you know of candidates who would be ideal for BC Achievement’s award programs, please consider nominating them – we have recently announced year-round open nominations to allow greater accessibility to the process. #nominatenowbc! Walter Pela, Chair, BC Achievement Board 

To learn more about BC Achievement award programs, check out

BC Achievement: Elevate Excellence. Share Success. Inspire Change.

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