Tulip Awards

In the spirit of highlighting and celebrating the Capital’s vibrant tulip culture, the Canadian Tulip Festival has created a ‘Tulip Awards’ program. These awards acknowledge organisations that contribute to and enhance the Capital’s tulip experience during the Festival.


Alt Hotel    Front of Hotel Display
Half Moon Bay Public School   Tulip Garden
National Capital Commission   Canada 150 Tulip
Rheal Leroux   Front Yard Garden
Dundonald Park   Community Tulip Garden
Maplelawn Garden   Tulip Gardens
Beechwood Cemetery   Tulip Gardens
Schad   Window Display – tulip heads
Jason Michelin   Tulip Crush Game
Embassy West Hotel   Canada 150 Celebration Garden
Top Shelf Distillery   Tulip Julip Cocktail
Lord Elgin Hotel   Malak Karsh Tulip Photo Exhibition

2018 Submission Guidelines

Candidates may be nominated by another party or they may self-nominate.

Please submit high quality photographs  and a brief (200 word) description of the Tulip initiative along with commentary  as to how the initiative enhanced the Capital tulip experience leading up to and during the festival dates (May 11-21 , 2018).  Please email nomination submissions  to [email protected]


Tulip Award Assessment Values

In nominating candidates and during selection of the recipients the following values will be the basis of assessment:

  • Contribution to the destination’s tulip experience
  • Quality of the Tulip Experience offered to the public
  • Integration and connection to the community
  • Level of innovation
  • Level of public and/or media recognition

Jury Members

The Tulip Awards recipients are selected by the Festival’s marketing team.

Award Ceremony

Tulip Award recipients will be honoured during the  Tulip Award Ceremony taking place during the Annual Tulip Soirée.


The Canadian Tulip Festival will issue a Media Release on the day of the Tulip Soiree & Award Ceremony announcing the recipients of the Tulip Awards.  Recipients will also be provided with a release template that can be customized for distribution and/ or publication on their own letterhead.

Award recipients will be featured on the Festival web site for a full year.

Award Sponsors

The Canadian Tulip Festival may secure sponsors in order to support this program.  Please contact [email protected] to express your interest in this opportunity.

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