In order to be eligible for nomination for any of the award categories the nominee must be located within the City/County of Peterborough, or have been founded and still have headquarters here.

You have the opportunity to submit nominations in two categories per business.  Check out the full list of categories.  Businesses nominated in multiple categories MUST only select 2 categories to put forth for submission.

In categories recognizing individuals (Business Citizen, Businesswomen of the Year, 4-Under-40, Immigrant Entrepreneur, Farm Family), previous recipients are ineligible.

In any given business category, the previous year's recipient is ineligible but may apply again in future years.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves, or you may nominate any qualified individual, or business for any of the award categories. Nominees do not need to be members of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce. 

How to Enter

• Be sure to read the eligibility requirements above.

To nominate a business OTHER THAN YOUR own:
• Visit the Express Nomination page 

To nominate YOUR business OR an INDIVIDUAL:
• Create your account.
• Once you've created your account, login here (available in the top, right corner of the screen).
• To add a new submission, login and click the enter submission link in the menu.
• Select a category and provide a name for the submission so you can recognize it easily later. This is a name used for your purposes only. Judges will not see this title you provide.
• Fill in the form to provide the information required for the category. 
• You can see all of the submissions you have entered by clicking the view submissions link in the menu. From here you can edit the submissions by clicking on the add/edit photos link and the written submission link. Entries will be saved in your account and can be edited up until the entry deadline (4:30pm, May 29, 2024). If you require assistance with submissions, please contact our office at 705-748-9771.

Accuracy of submitted materials is the responsibility of the applicant. Information given on the entry form will be used exactly as submitted in the award ceremony through production, presentation, and recognition in the media.

Submission Deadline

Submissions, including supporting documentations, must be complete by 4:30pm, May 29, 2024. Once the deadline has passed, no further submissions can be uploaded. 

Final Notes

• PK Chamber reserves the right to disqualify incomplete submissions without notice.
• Acceptance of submissions received is at the discretion of PK Chamber.
• All entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

Judging Process

Judges will bring their professional experience and unique perspectives in deciding which companies deserve top-ranks and coveted awards in each category. Judges will review the submissions and rate the work against provided criteria through a private, online system.

Judging criteria are listed with each category description. All entries are scored based solely on the content included in the nomination. 

Awards Night

The Business Excellence Awards will take place on 5:45pm, October 29, 2024 at The Venue | Showplace located at 286 George St N | 290 George St N, Peterborough.

Stay tuned for more information!