How to NominatE

 

A Cochrane Community Award is given to individuals, businesses, schools and organizations who make Cochrane a vibrant, friendly and thriving community. All nominees are acknowledged, only one nominee is selected as a finalist. In some years, no recipient is selected in an award category. There are a total of 13 award categories to choose from.The awards will be presented on Sunday May 28 in Cochrane.
Nominations must be received by Sunday April 9.

Steps to Nominate:

#1  Select a Category 
To begin the nomination process, please review the award categories and determine which category best suits the person, organization or group you wish to nominate. 
Important:  If you will be submitting an online nomination, please select which category you wish to nominate, prior to going to the online form complete your nomination. **Timed form completion: please gather all your materials and draft rmarks prior to completing the online form. This form will time-out after a period of time.)

**IMPORTANT NEW ELIGIBILITY RULE**   Individuals and organizations who are finalists (won) in a category within the past two years are NOT eligible to be nominated again in the same award category.  For example, If Susie Q won in the Volunteer of the Year category in 2016 she is not eligible to be nominanted in the Volunteer category again until 2018. But Susie Q could still be be nominated in the Senior of the Year or another category this year.  How do you know if they've won a category previously?  Check the "Previous Finalists" page on this web site. 

#2  Complete a Nomination Form.
You can nominate online or nominate by printing the nomination form (PDF format), completing it and submitting it via email, mail or by hand.  Remember the nomination for Mayor and Council's Order of Cochrane is a separate nomination form.  Please provide as much detailed information as possible about why the nominee should be selected as a finalist. The selection committee determines who will be a finalist based on the information provided on the nomination forms. Use additional sheets, attach supporting materials if necessary.

2a. Nomination form for Order of Cochrane:

Mayor & Council's Order of Cochrane Nomination form (PDF)

Mayor & Council's Order of Cochrane Nomination form (online)

2 b. Nomination form for Cochrane Community Awards:

Award Category Descriptions  (read this to select in which category you wish to nominate)

Cochrane Community Awards Nomination form (PDF)

Cochrane Community Awards Nomination form (online)

  

#3  Submit by Sunday April 9
You may submit online OR mail, fax, hand-deliver or email your nomination package.

Mail:
Cochrane Community Awards, c/o Town of Cochrane
101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, AB, T4C 2K8 Attention:  Rebecka Freels

Hand-Deliver:
Cochrane Community Awards, c/o Town of Cochrane
101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, AB, T4C 2K8 Attention:  Rebecka Freels
or
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
209 - 2 Avenue West, Cochrane, AB Attention: Rebecka Freels

FAX:
403-851-2591 (Attention: Rebecka Freels)

Email:
ccawards@cochrane.ca

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about the nomination process or awards ceremony, please contact: 
Rebecka Freels, 403.851.2576 or ccawards@cochrane.ca