Alex Metcalfe Award "Best of Show"

Alex Metcalfe was one of the founding members of EDA and was the first President in 1974. 

This category awards the "best of the best" among the Community Awards of Excellence Winners for their superior work in economic development in Alberta over the past year.   

All winners from each Community Award Category, in each Population Group, will automatically go forward as Finalists for the Alex Metcalfe - Best of Show Award. All 12 Community Award Winners will be judged based on the criteria listed below.  

One winning entry in each Population Group will then be selected for an Alex Metcalfe Award.

Three (3) Alex Metcalfe Awards will be presented. 

To be eligible to win an Alex Metcalfe Award, apply here for a Community Award of Excellence.

Alex Metcalfe Award Criteria:



Goal Achievement

Achievement of the stated objective of the project using measurable results.

0 - 10

Economic Impact and Cost Effectiveness

The extent of the economic impact on the community/region the project was undertaken. For example, this could include an increase in the overall tax base, the creation of new jobs, or criteria relevant to the goals for the program.

0 - 15

Stakeholder Development

Development of strong relationships with relevant players and widespread support in the community.

0 - 5

Innovation and originality

The project demonstrates an innovative and original approach to achieving the goals of the project, whether in project design, process or marketing

0 - 5

Communications, Marketing and Promotion

Effective and creative use within the project, of:

· Campaigns

· Website

·Special Events and Programs

·Video & film, virtual tours, CD & DVD, promotional items, giveaways

· Brochure (print or electronic)

· Advertising (print or electronic)

· Use of Social Media

· Branding – Destination Marketing

· Other      


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