INNOVATION AWARDS F.A.Q.


What are the TechColumbus Innovation Awards?

Presented by TechColumbus, the annual Innovation Awards recognize outstanding achievements in technology leadership and innovation. From hundreds of entries, 13 outstanding leaders and teams who exemplify the best in technology leadership and innovation in 2012 will be honored during the Innovation Awards ceremony on February 7, 2013.



Why are the TechColumbus Innovation Awards important?

For over a decade, individuals, companies and technology teams have come together to nominate and celebrate innovations and innovators in Central Ohio. These Awards showcase the incredible contributions being made by companies both large and small that impact our community and the world at large. Past winners have built upon their recognition from this event to foster new relationships and awareness of their organization.



What are the 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Award Categories?

There are 13 award categories for consideration in this year's event. Visit our 2012 Categories & Award Criteria page for a more in-depth look at the award categories, award criteria and judging process.

For an overview of the 2012 Categories, along with Award Criteria and other helpful links.

>> Visit our 2012 Categories & Award Criteria page


Download our "Nomination Quick Tips" pdf to get a short overview of each category's key criteria that will assist you in making a successful nomination

>> Download our Nomination Quick Tips


For a more in-depth explanation of the award categories, award criteria and judging process, please see the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations document .

>> Download the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations




Who is eligible for an Innovation Award Nomination?

Outstanding leaders and teams who exemplify the best in technology leadership and innovation in Central Ohio.

For an overview of the 2012 Categories, along with Award Criteria and other helpful links.

>> Visit our 2012 Categories & Award Criteria page


Download our "Nomination Quick Tips" pdf to get a short overview of each category's key criteria that will assist you in making a successful nomination

>> Download our Nomination Quick Tips


For a more in-depth explanation of the award categories, award criteria and judging process, please see the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations document .

>> Download the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations




How do you make an Innovation Award Nomination?

You can nominate yourself, your client, your co-worker / peer, your company, your competitor, your vendor, or your mentor by filling out our short online Nomination Form.




What is the deadline for submitting an Innovation Award Nomination?

Online Innovation Award Nominations close Friday, September 7, 2012.



How do the Innovation Awards notify the individual, team or company that I nominate?

When an individual, team or company is nominated, their nomination is reviewed by the Innovation Awards Verification Team within 14 days of the nomination submission. If the nominated individual, team or company meet the criteria of the category they are nominated for, their nomination will be approved and they will receive a notification email and postal letter with all the necessary information to submit their Nominee Submission Packet for their specified award.



How do verified Nominees enter their Nomination Submission Packets?

Verified Nominees will receive an email and postal letter with all the necessary information to enter their Nominee Submission Packet for their specified award. Nominee Submission Packets are entered through our online Nominee Submission Packet Form on the 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards website.

>> Click here if you have your Nomination ID Code and are ready to enter your Nominee Submission Packet



What is the process for judging Nominee Submission Packets?

A expert panel of volunteer judges, made up of leaders in the field of technology and innovation, review all Nominee Submission Packets by category. Evaluations are based on the content of the Nominee Submission Packets and conformity with eligibility requirements. Please see the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations document for a more in-depth explanation of the judging process and the award criteria.

>> Download the 2012 Categories, Rules & Regulations



What is the value of sponsoring the TechColumbus Innovation Awards?

Whether you represent an established brand or you’re just getting a foothold in the Central Ohio market, the Innovation Awards puts you in front of an intelligent, forward-thinking audience. With marketing opportunities before and during the event we ensure maximum exposure for your sponsorship dollars.

This year we’ve added new benefits and sponsor levels. By becoming a 2012 Innovation Awards sponsor you can take advantage of TechColumbus’ extensive social media network and get your message to 100,000 people on Twitter the night of the event, join us for an exclusive networking dinner with the 2012 Innovation Award winners, or have your company name and message featured in one of our IA12 promotion emails.

>> View our 2012 Event Sponsors

>> Download our 2012 Sponsorship Opportunities Guide


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