Professional Awards

BC Economic Development Awards

The BC Economic Development Association’s BC Economic Development Awards recognizes the Province’s best economic development marketing materials; programs and partnerships. These prestigious awards honor organizations and/or individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Two awards will be given in each category – based on population. One award for population under 20,000 and one award for population over 20,000.

Online Application - BCEDA Members

Online Application - Non-Members

Online Application - Stan Rogers Award

View the Nomination Guidelines

Download the Preparing Your Entry Webinar

Timeline & Entry Fees

Call for Entries Begins:  November 15, 2018
Final Deadline:  February 1, 2019
Awards Presented:  March 5, 2019
Entry Submission (per entry): BCEDA Members $30.00 + GST/ Non Members $100 + GST. Stan Rogers Award - No charge


Marketing Innovation Award

These awards recognize innovative and effective marketing materials used for attracting, retaining and fostering business as well as communication vehicles used by economic development organizations.

Examples of Typical Submissions:
  • General Purpose Brochure
  • Special Purpose Brochure
  • General Purpose Promotion
  • Annual Report
  • Paid Advertising Campaign
  • Newsletter/Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • General Purpose Website
  • Special Purpose Website
  • New Media
  • Special Event
  • Branding
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Campaign

Community Project Award

This award recognizes a community or regional partnership that works together in on-going economic development work and activities.
Examples of Typical Submissions:
  • Technology Based Economic Development
  • Multi-Year Economic Development
  • Economic Development Training
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Neighbourhood Development
  • Human Capital Program
  • Responding to Globalization
  • Sustainable and Green Development
  • Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Partnerships with Educational Institutions
  • Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration

Stan Rogers Memorial Award

Deadline for entries: February 1, 2019

The Stan Rogers Memorial Award is presented to a specific project, either completed by the public or private sector, which has made an exceptional impact on a local economy. Nominations for local government and private sector companies will both be considered. Start your online nomination by clicking here.

Past Winners

2018 BCEDA Awards News Release
2017 BCEDA Awards News Release
2016 BCEDA Awards News Release
2015 BCEDA Awards News Release
2014 BCEDA Awards News Release