Apply today for the 2017 YWE Awards!

Application Guidelines

Award applicants for the 2017 YWE Awards will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines; ensuring all applicants are aligned and within equal scope. 

Applications are to be submitted to by September 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Awards Criteria

  • All applicants must reside within Alberta
  • All applicants must be part of or join the YWE membership
  • Must have a minimum of three years energy experience
    • Student co-op placements and internships are not to be included in the three years.
  • Applicants must work in energy or at an energy-related service provider

We’re looking for candidates that demonstrate the following attributes and qualities:

  • Making a difference in the energy industry and community
  • Demonstrates drive, motivation and the desire to lead
  • Proposed innovative or new initiatives
  • Demonstrate vision, leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit



A complete application consists of the following 4 components:

  1. Personal Statement (500 words)
  2. Professional Reference from an existing employer or client (250 words)
  3. Peer Reference (250 words)
  4. Current Resume

These component give applicants the opportunity to highlight the following qualities and attributes:

  • Exceptional leadership abilities (with or without the title)
  • Commitment to challenging the status quo having pioneered new and innovative initiatives
  • Top performance (taking the initiative to go above and beyond)
  • Drive, motivation, and the desire to lead, including activities to further yourself professionally
  • Community engagement (both internally such as driving diversity initiatives and external volunteer work)

Please submit a single PDF or single word file containing all 4 documents combined and email by 5:00 p.m. MST on September 30, 2017. In your submission email please acknowledge you have met each of the criteria. 


Were you nominated to apply for a YWE Award?

Congratulations!  Nominated candidates will receive an email notifying them of the nomination with instructions on how to complete the full application, as outlined above in the Documentation section.  Note: Nominations are not a substitute for one of the required references.

Considering applying for a YWE Award?

There is no need to wait for a nomination as it is not a requirement for the 2017 YWE Awards application.

Selection Process

  1. YWE application period opens September 1, 2017.
  2. YWE Award application submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2017 5:00 p.m. MST
  3. YWE Award recipients announced October 16, 2017.

Applications are open until September 30, 2017. If you have any questions please contact