The awards are aimed to celebrate excellence in diversity and inclusion in the Atlantic Canadian workforce.


If you own or manage a business operated in Atlantic Canada — and have a product or service that you are particularly proud of — you are eligible to participate in the awards. Your product or service must be physically made in Atlantic Canada and be available for sale to consumers. Products and services in each category will be judged on a variety of factors, including quality, uniqueness, authenticity as well as diversity and inclusion practices within the company.


Judges will also take into consideration how well your product or service represents Canada’s East Coast and if the
materials are locally sourced.


Submission essays should be no less than 500 words and should not exceed 1,200 words. Additional supporting material is welcome and can include logos, photos, supporting articles and testimonials. (Video content should not exceed 10 minutes.)

Three finalists will be chosen in each category.

*A tasting panel may be set up for the finalists in the “Consumptive Retail Products” category, and finalists might be asked to submit a sample.


If the judges are interested in sampling your product, you will be notified by September 15, 2024. Please only send us your product if you receive an email request.

Deadline & Nomination Information

Please submit using the submission form provided with supporting content to by 11.59 p.m. on July 31, 2024.