2020 NOMINATION CATEGORIES
Please review the categories to determine the best fit for your organization:
ARTS & CULTURE
These individuals, companies and organizations establish St. Pete as an Arts & Culture destination on the national stage. Their focus may include the performing, visual, and fine arts as well as literature, architecture, graphic design, crafts, film, digital media, video, humanities, and historic preservation.
EATS & TREATS
These restaurants/eateries are not only favored sources of culinary delight. They step outside of their building and make it a part of the company culture to get plugged into their community.
MAKERS & CREATORS
Makers and Creators are those individuals, companies and organizations who combine inspiration and innovation to bring a specialized product, new concept, or unique service to life for the community.
NEW! – TRAILBLAZERS & CHANGE AGENTS
Equitable economic growth is the key to our ideal community. Trailblazers & Change Agents celebrates the outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs of color, as well as the individuals and organizations demonstrating a commitment to advancing BIPOC* business vitality in St. Pete.
*Black, Indigenous and People of Color
NEW! – ESSENTIAL ‘BURGER
Essential ‘Burgers are individuals, businesses, or organizations who made significant pivots and personal sacrifices to provide care, services, resources and more for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MVB – MOST VALUABLE ‘BURGER
Our MVB – Most Valuable ‘Burger award goes to an individual who is personally making a positive impact in our community. This person shows a love of St. Petersburg and goes above and beyond in all they do.
NEW BIZ ON THE BLOCK (NBOTB)
NBOTB are businesses opened since August 2017 that have introduced new concepts to St. Pete or enhanced the community in a remarkable way.
From big impacts to small, these non-profit champions work tirelessly every day to help others who need them.
- Grassroots – Budget under $250K
- Large – Budget $250K +
Companies of all sizes are doing cool things in the community. From unique office spaces to doing something that makes you say “wow”, they are doing a variety of things to make St. Pete not only a cool place to live, but a cool place to work.
- Small – 1- 100 Employees
- Large – 101+ Employees