ABOUT THE AWARD

The name "Golden Balangay" was chosen so that the future generations of Filipinos will recognize the invaluable contribution of their forefathers in shaping the country’s maritime tradition and in passing on the values of solidarity, harmony, determination, courage and bravery.

Aims to promote excellence, hard work, higher education, entrepreneurship, public service, positive relationships and community involvement.

We should celebrate our people, our culture and our achievements; and, honor the significant contributions of Filipino Canadians to the Canadian society.

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AWARDS PURPOSE

OUR HISTORY

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE


2019 AWARDS TIMELINE

Nomination Kick-Off
Fairmount Winnipeg - Lombard Room
March 2, 2019
Nomination Period March 2, 2019 – August 16, 2019
Presentation of Nominees and Official Closing of NominationAugust 21, 2019
Judging Period August 22 to September 1, 2019
AFCA TabulationSeptember 1 - 5, 2019
3rd Golden Balangay Awards Night
Winnipeg Arts Gallery
Red Carpet at 4:00pm
Awards Ceremony at 5:00pm
Balangay Ball (Dinner & After Party) at 7:00pm
September 7, 2019

AWARD CATEGORIES

The Golden Balangay Awards offers nineteen (19) categories to award outstanding Filipino Canadians who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen fields and have made a significant impact to the Canadian society.

There are two (2) sets of categories namely, individual categories and people’s choice brand categories:

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

EDUCATION

This award recognizes an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled and active educator in any Canadian province for his/her remarkable achievements and commitment to inspiring and engaging students in order to help them achieve their full academic and social potential; and, made significant contribution to the local community beyond the classroom.

This award recognizes a high school student who has showcased exceptional academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and a significant contribution to his/her community.

This award recognizes a post-secondary student who has showcased exceptional academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and a significant contribution to his/her community.

ARTS, CULTURE & SPORTS

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary achievement in the promotion, understanding and acceptance of the Filipino arts & culture in their community, and whose work has made a significant impact and inspired the community.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contribution and dedication for the betterment of a sport or a fitness activity, and whose work has touched and enriched the lives of others.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of mass media; continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to pursuing excellence; and, whose work has made a significant impact and inspired the community.

This award recognizes the performing artist who displayed an impressive competence in various aspects of the entertainment field and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pursuing excellence. Consideration is given to recorded and live performance, public acceptance, attitude, leadership, and over-all contribution to the entertainment industry within and/or beyond the Filipino Canadian community.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

This award recognizes a youth leader, below 30 years of age, who inspires the youth to promote just, peaceful and inclusive society; and, exemplifies the integrity and commitment towards improving the lives of others.

This award recognizes an individual who is making a significant contribution to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication in their volunteer activities; demonstrates qualities of compassion, and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities; and serves as a role model for compassion, dedication and service.

This award recognizes a registered organization – non-government and non-profit Canadian organization – for demonstrating outstanding service to the community, and, has implemented, improved, supported, or assisted a local established project or program that has been operating for a minimum 12 months.

This award recognizes a citizen, 60 years of age and above, who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her community by making their community a better place to live. He/she must not hold a political office and achievements must not be related to a political service.

BUSINESS AND CAREER

This award is given to the founder and/or owner of a small to medium business that is in operation for at least two (2) years. Must be below 30 years old. The awardee should exemplify solid financial performance, excellent leadership, personal integrity and influence, innovative and demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit.

This award is given to a Filipino-Canadian company whose significant business achievements have made an important contribution to the economic and social well-being of Canada.

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements and exemplary contribution of a full-time senior/management employee to his/her company and the Canadian community and has demonstrated exemplary courage, leadership, vision and innovativeness.

This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding impact to his/her place of work and the community; inspired other people; earned the respect, trust and confidence of his or her employer, superior(s) and co-worker(s); and, has proven his/her competence by being promoted in status or in rank, or awarded citation or recognition for distinguished and outstanding performance of his or her work duties and responsibilities, which in turn contributed to the growth or wellbeing of the work environment.

This award is given to the founder and/or owner of a small to medium business that is in operation for at least two (2) years. Must be 30 years of age or older. The awardee should exemplify solid financial performance, excellent leadership, personal integrity and influence, innovative and demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit.

PINOY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognizes a Filipino Canadian who has made the most significant impact to the community through his/her contribution in his/her chosen field of endeavor.

GOLDEN BALANGAY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The lifetime achievement award honors an individual who has made a major impact to the Canadian community during his/her lifetime.

BRAND CATEGORIES (PEOPLE’S CHOICE)

  • Preferred Car Brand
  • Preferred Bank
  • Preferred Telecom Provider
  • Preferred Remittance Company
  • Preferred Freight Forwarding Company
  • Preferred Airlines
  • Preferred Filipino Restaurant

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NOMINATION GUIDELINES

In order to submit a nomination, login to the nomination portal or register to create an account and password. Registration is only done once to begin the nomination process. You may return at a later date to complete your nomination, edit current nominations or submit new ones.

Ensure that you have reviewed the category criteria and have determined the most suitable category. Note that nominees may enter more than one category, however, a separate nomination submission is required.

The nomination should clearly demonstrate the achievements of the nominee. Provide a 100 words summary of your nomination for publicity purposes.

Upload copies of relevant documentations, e.g. newspaper articles, newsletters, awards, certificates, etc. Note that there is a limit of 5 attachments and a 2MB size limit per attachment.

Aside from the supporting documents, upload at least one (1) headshot and one (1) full-body shot of the nominee with a white background.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The following are the terms and conditions in submitting nomination entries:

  • You must register to submit a nomination. There is no cost to submit a nomination.
  • A registered user can submit more than one (1) nomination.
  • Nominees must be a resident of Canada and must be of Filipino descent.
  • All guidelines will be addressed in your online nomination. Supporting documents and photographs should be attached to your nomination if relevant.
  • An individual/group/organization can be nominated in multiple categories.
  • All nomination information and supporting materials submitted, including photos taken at the awards presentation, becomes the property of the Awards Office and may be used and published for media and promotional purposes, their associated websites and social media pages.
  • Nominees should be available and endeavor to attend the awards presentation/ball on Saturday, September 8

CONTACT US & SUPPORT

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If you have any inquiry please contact or email questions to Golden Balangay Awards, 647-300-1970 or hello@goldenbalangayawards.com, for more information about the award visit our website goldenbalangayawards.com.

Good Luck!!!!

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