Rochester, N.Y. - Digital Rochester will be closing the nominations pool for the fifth annual GREAT Awards on July 30, 2015. The "GREAT" Awards - or Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology Awards - are planned for September 15, 2015 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The ceremony was created to recognize individuals and companies in the Rochester community who are contributing to our region's growth in technology and innovation. Digital Rochester will be accepting nominations in the following eight categories:
Communication Technology Award - Awarded to an organization that has developed and implemented an innovative technological approach to share information within the marketing, advertising or communications fields.
Going Green Award - Honors an organization that conducted an effort to protect our environment by developing or integrating innovative Green Technology that increased energy efficiency and/or reduced waste.
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.
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.
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.
Student Achievement Award - Awarded to a student, currently enrolled in the 2015-2016 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.
Visionary Leadership Award - Recognizes 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.
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.
Additional information and nomination forms can be found athttp://digitalrochester.com/events/2015-great-awards/. Sponsorship details are available by contacting Lisa Doerner at firstname.lastname@example.org.