Nomination Process

 

Tech Celebration awards recognize the outstanding tech talent in the greater Omaha area. Honorees are selected from an open nomination process.

Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination for a Tech Celebration award category. Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted between August 5 and October 7. Prior to making a nomination, please review the award categories and criteria below.

Proceeds from this event support AIM’s youth programs, which provide STEAM learning experiences at the Brain Exchange.

Nominations for 2019 are now closed.

 

Award Categories

 

AIM COMMUNITY AWARDS


Tech K-12 Student

The Tech K-12 Student award recognizes a tech-savvy high school student with an excellent work ethic and superior technical skills. This shining star uses their talents to help others understand how to leverage technology to reach new heights, gain efficiencies and improve their capabilities.

Tech College Student

The Tech College Student award recognizes a tech-savvy college student with an excellent work ethic and superior technical skills. This shining star uses their talents to help others understand how to leverage technology to reach new heights, gain efficiencies and improve their capabilities.

Tech K-12 Educator

The K-12 Educator award recognizes a dynamic kindergarten to twelfth-grade educator who helps develop and build the future generation of tech talent. This person is an outstanding technology educator or administrator, a dynamic colleague and a caring mentor to students.

Tech College Educator

The College Educator award recognizes a post-secondary educator who helps develop and build the future generation of tech talent. This person is an outstanding technology educator or administrator, a dynamic colleague and a caring mentor to students.

Tech Champion

The Tech Champion Award is a special recognition award conferred by the Tech Celebration award committee to an individual or group who has contributed their time and talents to AIM and other tech community initiatives to develop tech awareness and skills in others.

Tech Team

This Tech Team awarded recognizes a specific team within an organization who has had tremendous impact on their organization, customer base or the community. 

Tech Innovator

The Tech Innovator award is presented to a creative, outside-the-box organization, group or individual that has demonstrated unwavering dedication to tech innovation. The award recognizes sustained performance or significant contribution related to a specific program/project.

Tech Leader – Enterprise

An outstanding, executive-level leader of a technology company or a technology division who strives to provide effective, efficient, high-quality service to internal and external clients. This person inspires and supports the growth of others within the tech community.

Enterprise Business

A medium or large business recognized for its outstanding application of technology. Relevant criteria may include groundbreaking ideas or implementations, innovative product/project deployment or an outstanding return on technology investment.


Best Technology Product or Service

This award recognizes a company, individual or team who has successfully deployed a product or service that has provided critical impact on an organization or industry. 

 

SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS AWARDS (Omaha and Lincoln only)


Student Entrepreneur – K-12

The K-12 Student Entrepreneur award recognizes an entrepreneurial-minded high school student with an excellent work ethic and superior business skills. This shining star uses their talents to excel in a self-started business or a team business venture, helps other solve and understand business-related problems, and make real-world impacts.

Student Entrepreneur – College

The College Student Entrepreneur award recognizes an entrepreneurial-minded college student with an excellent work ethic and superior business skills. This shining star uses their talents to excel in a self-started business or a team business venture, helps other solve and understand business-related problems, and make real-world impacts.

Best Tech Leader in a Startup 

An outstanding, executive-level leader of a technology startup or a technology division who strives to provide effective, efficient, high-quality service to internal and external clients. This person inspires and supports the growth of others within the tech community.

Startup of the Year

A startup or small business recognized for their outstanding application of technology. Relevant criteria may include groundbreaking ideas or implementations, innovative product/project deployment or an outstanding return on technology investment.

 

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