6 Awards: Endless Gratitude

MAX uses a robust nomination and application process to select its award recipients. The deadline for voting is December 15th, 2020. Winners will be announced in the first half of 2021. If you have any questions please contact us at awards@maxgala.com. The objective of the six publicly nominated MAX Awards is to recognize Muslims who have demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving their community.

The objective of the six publicly nominated MAX Awards is to recognize Muslims who have demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving their community.

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Publicly Nominated Awards

Judging Process

All qualified candidates will be judged based on a combination of merit and public voting. Independent judges are selected based on their work experience, level of education, and contributions to the Canadian community. Their evaluation will carry a weight of 50% while the remaining 50% weight will be assigned to public voting. Judge scores and public voting scores are consolidated to select a winner.

Artist Of The Year

The Artist of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant achievement within the creative arts.

A nominee must:

  1. Self-identify as Muslim
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Demonstrates significant achievement within the creative arts (e.g., art, music, dance, theatre, design and/or architecture)
  4. Have had a significant and positive impact on his/her industry and the larger Muslim  community
  5. Actively strive to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim community in Canada

Entrepreneur Of The Year – Presented by: Abrahams LLP

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award will recognize an inspirational Muslim Entrepreneur who has had a significant and positive impact on the community through their business leadership.

A nominee must:

  1. The candidate must self-identify as Muslim.
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  3. Be an owner or have some sort of ownership in the social or business venture.
  4. Demonstrate strong Entrepreneurial mindset:
    • Innovation
    • Strategic vision
    • Willingness to take risks
    • Faces adversity with enthusiasm
    • Leads others to new achievements
  5. Actively demonstrate Islamic values in their work and personal.
  6. Have had a positive impact on the community, industry, and its employees.
  7. Actively contribute to elevate the Muslim brand.
  8. Have contributed by giving back to the community with time, product, donations, and/or support.

Friend Of The Community – Presented by: Sargent Farms

The Friend of the Community Award recognizes a non-Muslim individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Canadian Muslim community.  The MAX Friend of the Community will have assisted in the achievement of certain strategic goals in key areas of importance to the community.

A nominee must:

  1. Identify as non-Muslim
  2. Be Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Have helped to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim community in Canada
  4. Have promoted engagement between the Muslim community and broader Canadian society, thereby counteracting Islamophobia

Professional Excellence Award – Presented by: Cadillac Fairview

The Professional Excellence Award recognizes a Muslim who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and made a positive impact in their community.

A nominee must:

  1. The nominee must be a self-identified Muslim, and Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Has demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in a professional domain and community initiatives.
  3. Strives to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim Community in Canada.
  4. Has demonstrated commitment to serving his/her community through volunteerism, charitable giving, or other activities.
  5. Recognizes an individual who apply their expertise to the objectives of their organization and the people they lead.

Woman Of The Year – Presented by: CIBC

The Woman of the Year Award will recognize a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community.

A nominee must:

  1. The candidate must self-identify as a Muslim Woman.
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  3. Have demonstrated significant achievement and leadership for significant or distinguished achievement in a professional domain or community initiative
  4. Strive to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslim women and the Muslim community in Canada
  5. Have demonstrated a commitment to serving her community through volunteerism, charitable giving, or other activity

MAX Awards 2021 is open for nominations!

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