Award Nomination Guidelines & Details

The TechNite20 nomination season will be open from mid-February to mid-March of 2020. Neither nominee or nominator need to be a member of the SVTC to be nominated. A list of the nomination guidelines for each award category will be posted closer to the nomination season. General guidelines can be found below. Also see: Previous nominees and winners.

Details to Know | Important Notes 

  • The full guidelines for each award category from 2019 can be found here: TN19 guidelines (pdf). We urge nominators to share these guidelines with the potential nominee so they can help prep the nomination. An updated version with be posted for TechNite20.
  • Nominators are strongly encouraged to *communicate* with the individual(s) or organization(s) being nominated *prior to submission* so that the nominee/organization is fully aware of the content and can contribute. The nominee should expect to be contacted by the SVTC after the nomination has been accepted for verification of facts and work-up of a short bio for the program.
  • Example narratives from last year: Tech Nite Narratives 2019
  • The SVTC will only accept one submission PER company/organization, individual or effort so that each company, individual or effort is only nominated for one of the award categories each year (not in multiple categories). Please coordinate and communicate with the nominee first. No surprises!
  • A previous winner is eligible for re-nomination if the company/team/group or individual’s venture has *substantially* been updated or improved since winning previously.
  • Nominees should expect to attend the event so that we can honor them publicly.
  • Self-nominations are accepted, are welcome, – and who made a nomination is *not* published.

Questions? Call the SVTC at 540.568.7882 or email info@svtc-va.org

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