Award Nomination Guidelines & Details

The 2021 nomination season is now closed

Neither nominee nor nominator needs to be a member of the SVTC to be nominated. For a list of nomination guidelines for each award category please see: TN21 Nomination Guidelines (pdf). General guidelines can be found below. Also see: Previous nominees and winners.

Nomination submissions closed on Monday, May 3 and the judges will meet the following week. Also that week, we will announce the nominees and communicate with them to prep them for the event. Tech Nite 2021 will be on June 16. Reservations will open in mid-May.  We will again use the virtual platform Remo.

Important Details to Know 

  • The full guidelines for each award category can be found here: TN21 Nomination Guidelines (pdf). We urge nominators to share these guidelines with the potential nominee so they can help prep the nomination.
  • 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 Narrative 21.
  • 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 updated or improved since winning previously.
  • Nominees should expect to attend the event so that we can honor them publicly.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and welcome. Who made a nomination is not published.

Questions? Call the SVTC at 540.568.7882 or email

Regional and State News

Virginia Technology Councils’ 2022 Policy Agenda

The Virginia Technology Councils’ 2022 Policy Agenda is a…

Delivery of the 2021 Tech Nite Award Pillars

Face to Face Networking at Our Annual Fall Tech Mixer: We Distributed…
Broadband Coverage - Fiber Closeup

SVTC Continues Shen. Valley Broadband Discussion in a Slack channel

In April 2021, SVTC luncheon attendees discussed the state of state and local Shen. Valley broadband. The conversation continues. How can broadband coverage be improved?
CSIIP logo

2020 – 2021 Internship Subsidy Opportunity – Commonwealth STEM Internship Program

Are you interested in a cybersecurity undergraduate intern for your business (virtual or onsite)? Has funding been a challenge? CSIIP can assist! The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) can assist with all areas of STEM internship placements...
Virginia's tech councils logos

Virginia Technology Councils’ 2021 Policy Agenda

In order for Virginia’s businesses to grow and thrive, they need well-trained and highly skilled employees. In the technology industry, Virginia continues to experience a shortage of trained workers.
business resources and growth graphic

Shenandoah Valley Business Resources

We all know that Shenandoah Valley businesses and potential startups have been affecting during this time. Below, you can find information about two programs that provide access to resources for both startup companies and growing businesses.
COVID-19 Recovery Graphic

Local and State COVID-19 Recovery Funding

We know how many business and non-profits have been affected…
Forward Frederick County Logo

League $500,000 Allocated for Second Round of Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program

Round Two of the Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program will open on Friday, October 23, at 8 am. Grants of $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 will be awarded to Frederick County businesses and non-profits adversely affected by the pandemic.

Governor Northam Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities.