The Golden Carrot Awards
The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Food Policy Council are looking for nominations for the Golden Carrot Awards!

It’s been three years since the Vancouver Food Strategy was endorsed by City Council, and the Golden Carrot Awards honour and celebrate the significant and positive advances that have been made to create more just and sustainable food systems in the City of Vancouver.

There are five awards – each award category aligning with the Vancouver Food Strategy goals. One award for each goal to go toward an individual or team in non-profit, business, or public sectors that has made significant contributions to that goal. The five goals are:

1. Support food friendly neighbourhoods
2. Empower residents to take action
3. Improve access to healthy, affordable, culturally diverse food for all residents
4. Make food a centerpiece of Vancouver’s green economy
5. Advocacy for a just and sustainable food system with partners and at all levels of government

More information regarding the Vancouver Food Strategy can be found here: vancouver.ca/foodpolicy

The Awards will be presented on April 13th at the Vancouver Food Policy Council meeting.

Nomination and Eligibility Criteria
The awards are open to individuals or teams in the non-profit, businesses, or public sectors. The accomplishments can be through paid or unpaid work which has:
• occurred in the last 3 years (since the adoption of the Food Strategy)
• contributed to at least one goal in the Vancouver Food Strategy
• been carried out mainly in the City of Vancouver

People are welcome to nominate themselves or others in their organizations, agencies or communities.

Evaluation Considerations
The awards selection committee will consider the following in selecting the winner of the 2016 Golden Carrot Awards:

• The nominee meets the nomination criteria
• The degree to which the work makes significant and lasting contribution to the goal
• The degree to which work impacts multiple elements of the food system
• The degree to which the work incorporates an innovative approach, partnerships and collaborations, and works across various sectors.

Deadline for Nominations
Nominations must be received by March 21, 2016.
Nomination Form
Please answer all of the following questions about the nominee. Upon submission, your nomination will be forwarded to the selection committee which is made of of City Staff and representatives from the Vancouver Food Policy Council.
Name of individual, organization or business being nominated *
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Contact information for the individual, organization or business being nominated *
Please provide an email address or phone number.
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Name of nominator (that's you!) *
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Contact info of nominator (that's you!) *
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Goal for which you feel they should be nominated: *
Why do you think this person deserves to be recognized for their work in this goal area? *
In your response, please address the evaluation considerations outlined above.
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What impacts are most evident from the project and/or this person’s contributions? *
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