St. John's Applause Awards

St. John's Applause Awards

The St. John’s Applause Awards was established in 2022 to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions of residents.

This year, individuals, businesses, community groups, and organizations can be nominated in five major award categories, for a total of over 10 awards.


Many citizens and local organizations make a positive difference to our city through their exceptional contribtuions.  

Join us in May for the announcement of the 2022 St. John's Applause award recipients. All award winners will be recognized at the St. John's Convention Centre on May 10 for a night of celebration.



Please read the following steps carefully before starting your nomination.

  • Step one – Select award category

Review the award categories above and select the appropriate category for the individual, community group, or organization you wish to nominate. Ensure your nominee meets the eligibility requirements listed for each award category.

  • Step two – Click the nomination form link below for the award category you wish to nominate the individual, community group or organization to be directed to the form you will need to fill out.
Nomination form for Building Health Communities Nomination form for Heritage Awards
Nomination form for Senior of The Year Nomination form for Tourism Awards
Nomination form for Youth Awards  
  • Step three – Review the form and award criteria for each award. Then, complete and submit the form based on the directions showed on the form.


Nominations for the first St. John’s Applause Awards for the award categories was accepted from February 17 to April 7, 2022.


Ron Ellsworth, City of St. John's Councillor at Large
Cash Award sponsored for Youth of the Year Awards by 
community leader – Ron Ellsworth 

Senior of The Year Award - Tiffany Village Retirement  Residence


If you’re curious to see who some of the past award recipients are, you can read short bios and watch some feature videos on their accomplishments here


Other award programs outside of St. John’s Applause Awards are: Freedom of the City


For more information, please call or email the number indicated for the award category you require more information:

Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Awards - please call 709-576-8630 or email
Youth of The Year Awards - please call 709-576-8630 or email
Senior of The Year Award - please call 709-576-8020 or email
Heritage Awards - please call 709-576-6192 or email
Tourism Awards - please call 709-570-2186 or email