Annual Awards of Excellence Program

The Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Awards Program recognizes the province’s best economic development marketing materials, programs, partnerships and professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession.

EDA recognizes the individual achievements of its members and/or honours organizations for their efforts in growing their communities.


  • Call for Entries Begins - December 7, 2018
  • Final Deadline for Submissions - February 22, 2019
  • Judging Completed - March 8, 2019    
  • Awards Presentation - April 4, 2019

Entry Fees

  • Economic Developer of the Year- No charge
  • Outstanding Young Professional Award- No charge
  • Community Awards (Awards of Excellence)- $110 (+ GST)
  • Alex Metcalfe Awards- must have applied under an Award of Excellence Category                      


Any EDA association voting member that is in good standing and resides within Alberta.

Presentation of Awards

Winners will be recognized at the EDA Annual Conference, April 3-5, 2019 at The Banff Centre.  All entrants are encouraged to register and attend. For more information, visit the events section of website.

Submission List

A list of all submissions will be posted in the members section on the EDA website.


Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Late entries will not be considered.

Nomination Categories

1. Community Awards (Awards of Excellence)- Recognize outstanding work from economic developers across Alberta, and showcase best practices in economic development projects and promotions. There are three awards in three categories. 

2. Alex Metcalfe Award- Honours three nominees for their superior work in economic development in Alberta over the past year and are judged from among the three group winners in each category of the Awards of Excellence. 

3. Economic Developer of the Year- Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to economic development within the province of Alberta. 

4. Outstanding Young Professional- Recognizes a young EDA member who demonstrates notable professional accomplishments to date and shows great future potential. This award serves to enhance Alberta’s economic development profession by celebrating young professionals and promoting future leaders. 

To  read more information about the categories, and to find the online entry forms, click on the categories below:

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