IV Prize Awards ‘Interesting’ Individuals – Nominate Someone Today


Every year, the IV Prize recognizes an individual in Metro Vancouver doing or pursuing something interesting with a one-of-a-kind award and cash prize.

The IV Prize casts a wide net for nominations from artists, athletes, adventurers exploring new areas to rocket scientists, designers, and doctors doing things in unexpected ways. The candidates we’re looking for embody the word ‘interesting’ to its full potential.

How to Nominate

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated on their behalf by someone else. Entry format is a brief statement answering:

  1. What are you (or person you’re nominating) doing/creating/working on?
  2. Describe why the above answer is interesting in 3 sentences.
  3. Tell us about you (or their) life story in 250 words or less.

Call for Entries Deadline – September 30, 2016
Finalists Contacted – October 14, 2016
Winner Announced – November 10, 2016

Click here to nominate someone today.

Check out our inaugural IV Prize recipient, Gaby Eirew.
Questions about the IV Prize? Tweet @interestingvan and use the hashtag #IVPrize.


Don’t forget—Interesting Vancouver 2016 is just around the corner. We’ve been busy making sure the lineup for IV 2016 measures up to last year’s and we feel you’ll be happy with it. Join us on November 10th to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Interesting Vancouver gives us all a chance to step outside of our everyday routines and interact with people from different backgrounds.

Buy your tickets today before they sell out.

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Interesting Vancouver is an annual cross-disciplinary gathering of fascinating people sharing their hobbies, obsessions, and passions. The purpose is to expand the collective vision of what is uniquely possible in Vancouver and done by Vancouverites through interesting stories, explorations, and discoveries. The aim is to connect and cross-pollinate interesting or interested minds across any and all disciplines. The belief is great ideas come from the unexpected connections made in life.