The Edinburgh Award was established in 2007 and is now a prestigious annual award to honour an outstanding individual who has made a positive impact on the city and gained national and international recognition for Edinburgh. Criteria for nomination are that the individual
- was born in Edinburgh or has lived in the city for the past 12 months
- has not previously been awarded The Freedom of the City
- is not a previous winner of The Edinburgh Award
- is not a serving politician.
More details here.