Register For the Contest

Would you like to become the next winner of the Gala de la Palme Bleue ?

Request  your application file at  – Deadline to submit your application: August 30, 2019

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How to submit your application

Please note that all the information will be treated in a strictly confidential manner by our jury and all documents will be destroyed after the selection of the winners.

Your application must be sent, in 3 copies, by mail to:

Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Selection Committee – Blue Palm Award
1575 7th Avenue West
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1

Only applications completed by the candidates themselves (not submitted by another organization) and sent by Canada Post will be accepted. For any questions or additional inquiries, please send an email to

What are the criteria?

The Gala de la Palme Bleue  competition is for:

  • any company, member in good standing of the French-speaking Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver,
  • located in the Greater Vancouver Area,
  • operated by one or more French-speaking owners,
  • and, commercially active for at least three (3) years.

To become a member, click here.

The following companies are not eligible:

  • companies that have not been in business for at least three (3) years,
  • non-profit organizations,
  • businesses whose owners are community or charitable associations,
  • businesses owned by members of the board of directors of the French-speaking Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver.

It should be noted that no form of monetary commitment is required for companies entering the the Gala de la Palme Bleue competition, or the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce or its partners.

In which category should I apply?

Company of the Year 2019

Active for at least three (3) years and with at least three (3) full-time employees.

This award recognizes the company that has marked the business community with its outstanding performance and ability to stay among the best.

Micro-Enterprise / Self-employed worker of the year 2019

Active for at least three (3) years and with less than three (3) full-time employees.

This award rewards the micro-enterprise or the self-employed person who must have distinguished themselves by outstanding achievement during the last year.

A micro-enterprise can be operated in a variety of sectors, but should not have more than three full-time employees, including the owner. Typically, a micro-enterprise or self-employed worker provides business, accounting, technical, legal, computer or other services or skills.

Female entrepreneur of the year 2019

In activity for at least three (3) years.

This award recognizes a woman who must be the founder of the company or have had a significant impact in case of the business acquisition and be the company’s chief or chief decision-maker.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The evaluation of the application will be based on the following three criteria:


For example: job creation, development of new products or services, etc.


For example: employee training, financial growth, development etc.


For example: innovative nature of products or services, impact of activities on the environment, etc.


Become a partner or sponsor of the Gala de la Palme Bleue and get a strong exposure to the Vancouver Metropolitan business community.

We have many opportunities available for any company willing to commit and contribute to the outreach of our Francophone and Francophile business community in the region.

Interested to join the Gala Palme Bleue committee as a volunteer? Let us know at

Interested in sponsoring or joining the contest and / or Gala de la Palme Bleue? Request your Gala Palme Bleue Sponsorships now at

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