Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

The Prize is for teams, not individuals and applicants need to be nominated, they cannot apply directly for the Prize. Small scale, local projects are equally eligible and encouraged as well as larger projects. For further information, please see the eligibility criteria in the Nomination Guides located under Nomination Process.

Will the Arctic Inspiration Prize office provide support for preparation of the nomination?

Nominators and teams should not expect the Arctic Inspiration Prize office to assist in the preparation of a nomination beyond general advice concerning the regulations and proper forms to use. The Arctic Inspiration Prize office will not offer opinions as to a nomination's chance of success.

Can I submit extra support material?

No. Submit only the material requested, and carefully choose the material you include. Extra material will not be shown to the Selection Committee. Committee members have a limited time in which to study each Prize nomination. This ensures that all nominations are assessed on the same basis.

What do you mean by addressing the cause rather than the symptom?

For example, a project that aims to prevent environmental damage (ex: an oil spill) addresses the cause, hence qualifies for the Prize. On the other hand, one that only intends to repair the damage (ex: the clean up) addresses the symptom, hence would not qualify.

What do you mean by secular, non ideological?

he Arctic Inspiration Prize is a non-spiritual Prize and pertains only to worldly issues. It awards and supports secular and non-ideological achievements and actions. Therefore initiatives pertaining to a specific religion or an ideology would not qualify for the Prize.

How will I be informed that my nomination has been received by the Arctic Inspiration Prize office?

The Arctic Inspiration Prize Office will confirm receipt of the nomination with the Nominator and/or Team Leader by e-mail within one week of receipt.

Can I find out who was awarded the prizes and who was on the Selection Committee?

Yes. You can access the list of Prize Laureates and National Selection Committee members.

Are Arctic Inspiration Prize awards taxable?

Prize recipients should contact the Canada Revenue Agency or their provincial or territorial revenue department with any tax-related questions.

May a nomination be resubmitted?

Nominations are not carried over from year to year. All nominations must be resubmitted annually in order to be considered. It is the ambassador's responsibility to keep a nomination up to date.

May a nomination be submitted to multiple Prize categories in the same year?

A nomination can be submitted to only one Prize category. Nominators and Team Leaders are encouraged to carefully choose the most appropriate category to apply for in terms of budget and stage of development of the proposed project. Altering or inflating your project to fit into a specific category is not recommended. Details about the new Prize categories are described under Nomination Process.

Can a Nominator nominate more than one team?

A Nominator may submit more than one Nomination for any AIP Category in a given year. Nominating a team also does not prevent an individual from being part of a team nominated by someone else.

Is the information in the application protected?

he Arctic inspiration Prize will protect personal information as required by the Privacy Act. The Canadian Privacy Act gives individuals the right to access and request correction of personal information about themselves. All information may be accessible to others under the Access to Information Act.