Apply to the 2021 Ecostar Awards today! Applications will be accepted up until midnight on September 19th.
The Ecostar Awards recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for their environmental and social achievements on Vancouver Island. The Ecostar Awards Gala is taking place Wednesday, November 10th at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria. More information about the event will be shared via our website and Facebook page over the upcoming weeks.
To apply for an award simply fill out the application form below. If you are applying for multiple awards, fill out additional forms as needed and tailor your answers to each award. To see a full list of the awards and their descriptions, click here.
Eligibility: Organizations or individuals must be based, or have a physical office, on Vancouver Island or the Southern Gulf Islands.
Allocate time – Give yourself enough time to complete your submission, most businesses take 1 to 3 hours to complete their application
Adhere to the word limit – Each question has a word limit. It is important to stick to the limit as words written beyond the limit will not be scored
Answer every question – The three main questions are weighted. If you have a lot of great information written down for one question but leave another question blank, it will be challenging to score similarly to the other applicants who took the time to answer each question
Evidence – If your sustainability initiatives have specific dates, partners, stakeholders, results or other metrics, make sure to include them in your answers. These details will strengthen your application
Share wins and challenges – Sustainability is a continuous journey. Share where you are at, what challenges you have faced, and where you are headed
Submit separate applications – If you are applying for more than one award, please submit independent applications. This allows you to tailor your answers for each award, strengthening your application
Past winners – If you have won previously make sure to clearly state the progress of existing initiatives or new initiatives since winning your last Ecostar Award