Do you know a young person helping to make your community a better place?
The RBC Spirit Awards celebrate the incredible contributions youth make in Ottawa. Do you know someone who has a positive influence? Helps others? Is ambitious? Deserves to be recognized?
Whatever the accomplishment, we want to celebrate them at the upcoming RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards and reward them for all that they do!
The Awards recognizes young people 21 and under. Each year we give awards in seven categories. Each recipient receives a $1,000 bursary, recognition on Youth Ottawa and CBC Ottawa platforms and an invitation to celebrate with us at the 24th annual Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre!
How do nominations work?
Anyone can nominate a young person (or group) for an award. Teachers can nominate students, students can nominate their friends, community groups can nominate volunteers, and so on.
What are the entry requirements?
The nominee must be 21 or under as of January 1st, 2021, reside within the Ottawa city limits and be aware that their name and photograph may be used for publicity before/after the awards in local media and on Youth Ottawa promotional materials.
How do I apply?
Each nominator must fill in an application by clicking the blue box below. Each application requires a nominee statement. You can nominate a youth (or youth group) in up to two different categories. The nomination deadline is May 1st, 2021.