Voting has begun for the 2020 Order of Montreal, which consists of citizens who have contributed to the growth and prosperity of our beloved city.\nThe MTL Blog team has created a list of nominees who are dear to our hearts and that we believe deserve some serious recognition. \nFind our votes below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nNominations for the Order de Montreal's class of 2020 are now open! The distinction is awarded to Montrealers from "all walks of life who have made Montreal a stronger and prouder city through their achievements, talents and characters."\nLocals can nominate an inspiring Montrealer for the distinction until October 31, 2019. People of all ages and backgrounds who contribute to Montreal's success and cultural heritage are eligible for nomination.\nThose who are elected to the Order will receive a medal designed by Jacques Desbiens that incorporates Montreal's official symbols and the motto "well-being through harmony."\nThe Order of Montreal began in 2016 under the administration of Denis Coderre. Since then, the Order has honoured hundreds of legendary Montrealers including Alanis Obomsawin, Guy Laliberté, and Pierre Elliot Trudeau.\nHere at MTL Blog, we encounter inspiring Montrealers every single day. Some are local, everyday heroes who make this city a better place to live. Others are legends who have shockingly not been considered for distinction in the Order until now.\nHere are the most distinguished people (including some honourable mentions) that have our vote for the Order of Montreal in 2020!\nThere are a few criteria to consider before we cast our nominations. To be eligible, nominees must meet at least one of the following criteria:\nBorn on the territory of Montreal's urban agglomeration\n\n\nReside or have resided in Montreal for at least 5 years\n\n\nWork or have worked in Montreal for at least 5 years\nElected officials, former members of the Order, and people with criminal records are not eligible for nomination.\nOrder of Montreal medals up close and personal. #CJAD pic.twitter.com/5ov8iDEm8K— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 17, 2016\nThe nomination must be done by a third-party and have at least two supporters to be considered. That means you can't nominate yourself!\nHere are some famous Montrealers you should consider:\nMetro Duck\nView this post on Instagram I’m just arrived in Montreal it’s my first time in the metro 🐥🇨🇦 * * * * * * #afroduck #ducklovers #montrealcity #crazyducklady #happyducks #whiteduck #duckling #duck #ducks #petduck #ducklings #petducks #duckofinstagram #ducklover #ducklove #canard #pets #petsofinstagram #petducks #montreal #mtl #canada #mtlmoments #mtlblog #montrealcity #montreallife #canadiens #montreality #somontreal #halifax A post shared by #Afroduck #successduck (@the_afro.d) on Sep 3, 2019 at 8:22am PDT\nThere's nothing in the rules that says you can't nominate an animal, so our first suggestion is Montreal's fabulous crested metro duck!\nYou might remember that this duck that was spotted two weeks ago, riding the rails and sporting an incredible hairdo.\nThe duck deserves all consideration because not only does he make everyone's day better, he's also super polite by not taking up a reserved metro seat.\nSinging Metro Driver\nSpeaking of things in the metro that make your day better, how about the Singing Metro Driver?\nYou might've heard him in the wee hours of the night on the metro's Orange Line, imitating an airline pilot, serenading commuters with various jingles, and cracking one-liners.\nMontreal's Karate Kid\nKarate Kid\nLast month, this kid was spotted doing karate on an unsuspecting orange cone.\nWe believe he deserves nomination simply based on how perfectly he encapsulates everything that Montrealers feel about the constant construction.\nCarey Price\nView this post on Instagram “Mr. Saturday night” #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Feb 9, 2019 at 4:04pm PST\nCarey Christ. Jesus Price. Whatever you call him, he certainly deserves to be considered for the Order of Montreal.\nAs one of the NHL's best goalies, Carey Price has become a legend and deserves to be forever enshrined among Montreal's most honoured residents.\nLeonard Cohen\nYep, Leonard Cohen ISN'T in the Order of Montreal. Believe me, I checked.\nThough it would be a posthumous nomination, Cohen deserves to be considered for his contributions to not only Montreal but to the world at large.\nFlambo, the Montreal Canadiens' Dog\nView this post on Instagram Jour de match 🏒 // Game day 🏒 A post shared by Flambo 🐶 (@chiotcanadiensmtl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:46pm PST\nAgain, no one said anything about not nominating animals!\nThough he's a young pup, Flambo certainly deserves to be considered for the Order. Hopefully, he'll help the Habs win their elusive 25th Stanley Cup.\nI mean, look at him. He's so cute. How could you not nominate him?\nCaramel the One-Eyed Cat\naliplus3\nContinuing with the animal theme, this furball scared the bejeezus out of a Canada Post mailman last week. The mailman was afraid that the cuddly kitty would "eat him" if he got too close.\nCaramel, a 14-year old one-eyed cat, deserves consideration for his brave battle (and win!) against cancer and for being the most intimidating little fur baby ever.\nThe Gay Village Rainbow Balls\nView this post on Instagram Le Village 🌈 #montreal #levillagemtl #rainbow #gayvillage #pvtcanada #pvtistes A post shared by Mickaël Albert (@mickayul) on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:03am PDT\nMontrealers were sad to see them leave the Gay Village after almost 10 years. The iconic balls were one of the city's most well-known landmarks.\nWhy not honour their memory forever with a nomination to the Order?\nJack Layton\nView this post on Instagram #jacklayton A post shared by 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 (@youth.npd) on Aug 23, 2019 at 9:03am PDT\nOn a more serious note, former NDP leader Jack Layton certainly deserves consideration to the Order for his political contributions and incredible spirit.\nBorn in Montreal, Layton led the NDP to great success in the 2011 federal election. He sadly lost his battle against cancer shortly after, but his legacy will forever live on in the hearts of politically progressive Canadians.\nYouppi!\nView this post on Instagram Joyeux 377e anniversaire, @montreal! 🥳 Happy 377th, Montreal! #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on May 17, 2019 at 11:50am PDT\nAnd finally, our nomination list wouldn't be complete without Youppi!\nFor 40 years, Youppi! has entertained Montrealers from all walks of life and has represented the Montreal Expos and the Montreal Canadiens with pride.\nHonourable Mentions:\nThose who don't meet the criteria but should be considered regardless!\nCéline Dion\nView this post on Instagram It’s your turn Macao! Will you join us? - Team Céline . C’est votre tour Macao ! Serez-vous des nôtres ? – Team Céline . 📸: @denisetruscello . #CelineDionLive2018 A post shared by Céline Dion (@celinedion) on Jun 28, 2018 at 2:55pm PDT\nCéline isn't technically a Montrealer, nor does she reside here, but after Leonard Cohen, perhaps no other Quebec artist has had such a scale of world influence.\nIf Céline ever feels like coming back to live in Montreal (for at least 5 years), she'll undoubtedly be the first on our list.\nWeed\nView this post on Instagram Sativa white widow haze 20,9% THC by #dubon IS LIT🔥🔥 what is your strain today? #sqdc #sativa #weed #strain A post shared by Bohemian Weed (@bohemianweed) on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:23am PDT\nWhat makes everyone's day better? What inspires more people to be creative? And what do Montrealers love above all else?\nTo submit your nomination to the Order of Montreal, please visit the official website!\nThe opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.