The Garden City Advancement Award (GACAA)applies to:
1.1 Outstanding individuals in Rivers State contributing to its advancement in the categories as listed in the basis for award either through their involvement in policy making or its implementation.
1.2 Distinguished organizations/corporate bodies of excellence and exemplary achievement who through determination, tenacity, doggedness, patriotism and passion has upheld the templates of excellence and have successfully contributed to youth economic re-integration.
1.3 Outstanding foreigner’s and multinational corporate organizations that in one way or the other through their product and service have impacted lives in the state.
2.1 It is the policy of Heritage-Plus to establish, organize and maintain effective award programs and to encourage individuals and corporate organizations to be goal oriented. It is a form of external motivation from the society to these distinguished individuals/corporate organizations for keeping up with their social responsibility to the state and the nation at large.
2.2 The Garden City Advancement Award (GACAA) is an initiative of HERITAGE-PLUS borne out of dedication, selfless service and vision to encourage individuals and corporate organizations to invest in societal development for the continual advancement of Rivers State.
2.3 All awards shall be justified in writing. The justification shall include qualitative or quantitative measures to demonstrative the BASIS for which the award is being given.
2.4 Employees of HERITAGE-PLUS and its partners are not eligible for the award. All awards shall not exceed 50 recipients annually.
2.5 As part of HERITAGE-PLUS contribution to the society, she embarks on educational empowerment projects for youths, women and children during and after the event, recipients are strongly admonished to support in this project so as to reduce the proportion of less privilege in our society.
2.6 HERITAGE-PLUS have the exclusive right to nominate and confer award on distinguished individuals in the lifetime and honorary achievement category
2.7 Persons or organizations having profit making or commercial relationship with HERITAGE-PLUS shall not be granted recognition, unless the contribution is substantially beyond that specified or implied within the terms of the contract establishing the relationship, or the recognition is clearly in public interest, in which case the recognition shall be honorary only.
2.8 The award is a reflection of votes of public opinion, HERITAGE-PLUS reserves the right to confer and withdraw any award given if the character falls short of honesty, integrity and sense of responsibility within six months of conferment.