Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester is seeking nominations for the fourth annual "GREAT" Awards planned for September 9, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. The GREAT Awards (Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology Awards) will recognize area individuals and organizations who are contributing to our region's growth as a center for technology and innovation. Nominations are being solicited for the following eight categories:
Communication Technology Award
The Award for Communication Technology recognizes an organization that has developed and implemented an innovative technological approach to share information within marketing, advertising or communications.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality, Application, Commercial Availability, User-Friendliness
Going Green Award
Honors an organization who conducted an effort to protect our environment by developing or integrating innovative Green Technology that increased energy efficiency and/or reduced waste.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality, Employee participation, Achieved Successes
Healthcare Technology Award
Recognizes the individual and organization that demonstrates achievement in the application of innovative Health IT technologies to transform healthcare delivery by improving quality, information sharing and/or patient care.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality in implementation of Health IT technology, Scale/Complexity of Health IT implementation, Results Achieved
Technology Services Award
Awarded to an individual and organization that has shown sustained commitment and leadership in support of new technology creation that provided enabling services or resources for other organizations to reach their goals and objectives.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality, Sustained Leadership, Achieved Successes
Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology Award
Recognizes an individual and/or organization that demonstrates achievement in emerging technologies in the field of Optics, Photonics and Imaging.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality, Practical Application, Achieved Successes
Student Achievement Award
Awarded to a student, currently enrolled in the 2012-2013 school year at a Greater Rochester higher education institution, who showed leadership and skill in applying or advancing innovative technology for the betterment of themselves, their educational institution, and/or the greater Rochester Community.
Judging Categories: Community/School Benefit, Technical Skills, Application/Strategic Direction
Visionary Leadership Award
Recognition to an individual who takes it upon themselves to instill their vision, providing the inspiration and motivation that compels an organization to take dramatic steps in applying innovative technology in any given field that resulted in increased productivity, efficiency or business success.
Judging Categories: Decision-Making/Communication, Workplace Environment, Strategic Direction, Achieved Successes
Rising Star Award
Recognizes an organization that leveraged emerging innovative technology to establish a viable new business or market segment which demonstrably contributes to the Greater Rochester community.
Judging Categories: Innovation/Originality, Implementation, Achieved Growth