REGULATIONS

INSPIRATIONAL LATIN AWARDS 2017 – 5TH EDITION

OVERVIEW INSTITUTION

We are Latincouver. A non-profit organization which for the last 9 years has been connecting over 100,000 Latin Americans with Latin enthusiasts living in Western Canada.
Latincouver creates a socio-economic space to promote relationships and cultural exchange among Latin Americans and the Canadian mosaic.
As of today, we are the point of reference within the Latin American community in British Columbia.

Learn more on www.latincouver.ca

AWARDS OVERVIEW

At Latincouver, empowering people has always been one of our priorities. The Inspirational Latin Awards is our way of recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals from the Latin American community in BC and in some cases, overseas as well. The nomination categories recognize the achievements from arts & culture to innovations. The Inspirational Latin Awards 2017 is in the 5th edition of its kind.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Business Entrepreneur Award
A Latin American who has gone the extra mile to promote, enhance and facilitate positive changes in the business community. He/she is remarkably committed to attain goals in helping the BC economy grow and flourish by proposing new concepts, creating employment opportunities or other initiatives.

Arts & Culture Award
A Latin American who has shown exceptional support and commitment to a cultural, environmental or artistic cause. His/her outstanding contribution in service has truly inspired others to realize that they too can make a difference in others’ lives.

Waldo Briño Award
Waldo Briño is an award recognizing people who work to support the Latin American community and make an impact in his/her own community.

Sports & Athletic Award
A Latin American who has provided meaningful contributions to sports as a leader, builder, advocate, etc. His/her hard work and dedication in an athletic field has inspired other generations.

Non-Latino making an impact Award
An altruistic member of society donating generously to the growth of the Latin American community. He or she is knowledgeable about the community and its people, and has shown exceptional dedication to Latin Americans throughout an extended period.

Innovation & Sustainability Company Award
A local company developing sustainable or innovative business in Latin America. This company is a leading example in positive change and responsibility for other companies.

We will also have a final category that will be chosen from the thirty nominees overall. This final category will showcase the vast capability of the individual in the social media sector.

Digital Influencer, an influencer, and inspiration in Social Media. They have committed a large amount of their time showcasing their passions, developing a brand and giving a hint of their Latin American ties in the many social networks existent. The Digital Influencer will be chosen from the nominees of the six previous categories, making it a stimulating win to conquer all social portals.

HOW TO NOMINATE

Person who is nominating:
Name
Email

Information about the nominated:
. Name
. Company
. Company Category
. Tittle
. Email
. Country Birth
. Company Address
. Website
. Phone
. Category (awards)
. Was Nominee previously nominated?

. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
Provide a brief description of the nominee, including some relevant personal information, to know about his/her personality and professional background. The following questions are intended to provide the judges with detailed information on the nominee’s skills, experience special accomplishments and the details on what uniquely qualifies the nominee to win the specific award. (max. 150 words)

. HISTORY, CHALLENGES AND MILESTONE
Describe the nominee’s background including major business accomplishments, special skills, and experience. Highlight business excellence and personal growth and success. Describe some challenges your nominee has faced and how she/he overcame them. A specific example would be helpful in illustrating this. (max. 500 words)

. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Identify the involvement in the business community and list/describe any involvement in social community causes (ie: volunteer time, monetary donation, etc.). (max. 150 words)

. Upload Picture
. Upload Additional Documents

TIMELINE

– August 08 – open the nominations online
– September 08 – deadline for nominations online
– September 11 to 21 – the judge analyze the nominations
– September 21 – finalist announced
– October 19 – Inspirational Award Ceremony with the announce of winners

BUDGET AND COST

It is any cost or fees to participate in the nomination: even for the nominated or for who is nominating.
The event will have tickets available for guest on the website inspirationalawards.ca
The project has sponsorship and other opportunities available. If you are interest in connect with the Latin Community, please send us an email awards@latincouver.ca

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AND BE NOMINATED

Any person or company based in British Columbia but making an impact provincially, nationally or internationally.

She/he has achieved outstanding success in her field by:
. Being a leader and role model
. Breaking new ground or old barriers
. Participating actively as a volunteer
. Guiding, supporting and encouraging the development of others
. Showing vision, creativity and initiative
. Making a sustained commitment and significant difference
. Being respected by her community for her contributions
. Donating time, expertise and/or financial support
. Not receiving direct or indirect financial or other compensation for the service as a volunteer

You can not nominate yourself, but you can nominate someone who has the characteristic based on the criteria above.

JUDGES

The Nominations Committee will indicate 5 judges with technical and social knowledge in order to analyze the information.
The Committee reviews all submissions for completeness and eligibility.
All accepted nominations are forwarded to this independent Judging Panel.
The Nominations Committee and Judging Panel reserve the right to withhold an award in any category.
Latincouver reserves the right to move nominees into another category if it is deemed suitable.
All nominees will be advised in writing of the eligibility of their application by September 08, 2017.
The finalist will be chosen between the nominated and 5 for each category will be announced by September 22, 2017.

RECOGNITION

Awards recipients will be acknowledged in an evening gala at the Chinese Cultural Center at 6:00 PM on October 19th, 2017.
Tickets for guests are available on our website.

SILENT AUCTION

The event will have a Silent Auction and other fundraising activities. We kindly invite you to support this prestigious event and help Latincouver further our mission.
You can participate in donating a product or service before the event, or biting on the day of the event.

TRADEMARK AND LOGO USE

Upon the request of Latincouver, Partner will provide its brand and logo materials, and hereby consents to their use in all promotional materials related to their sponsorship of Event as mentioned above. Inspirational Latin Awards 2017 and Latincouver name and logo are trademarks with standards governing their use. The Partner is required to contact Latincouver, to seek written approval to use those names and/or logos in relation to this partnership. Latincouver reserves the right to withdraw the use of its name or logo at any time with written notice to the Sponsor.