2017 ASTech Awards
Submission Deadline05/31/2017
Description

NOMINATE NOW for a 2017 ASTech Award!

Do you know an individual, team or company inspiring innovation in Alberta, paving the way for leaders of tomorrow or developing amazing products or research? Bring their work to the forefront of Alberta's innovation community and help them receive the recognition their hard work deserves. NOMINATE them for a 2017 ASTech Award!
Awards will be presented during The ASTech Awards and Next Gen Innovators Showcase on November 3, 2017 at TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta.

Please note, a nomination for the same individual or team describing the same achievement may stand for nomination a maximum of two consecutive years.  In the third year, either:

  • the individual/group must take one year off prior to re-nomination for the same achievement; OR
  • the individual/group must demonstrate a significantly different or new achievement.

If your nomination was submitted in 2015 and 2016, and you are considering submitting this year, please email nominations@astech.ca to confirm eligibility this year.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Eight sponsored awards include a cash prize of $10,000.

Click on the award name to view the award criteria.

WHY APPLY for an ASTech AWARD?

An ASTech Award creates profile for individuals and companies at every stage of development:

  • Peer and sector recognition;
  • Visibility to a wider audience;
  • A morale boost for employees, investors, business partners and other stakeholders who are recognized for outstanding achievement;
  • Credibility enhancement that helps with financing, customer relationships and recruitment of top talent;
  • Profile and ongoing recognition through all ASTech communications platforms (newsletter, website, social media);
  • Profile when ASTech stakeholders pick up and promote the story of the award winner and underlying activity;
  • Presenting work/achievements to a broader audience year-round through the Alumni Speaker’s BureauAn ASTech
Rules

A nomination for the same individual or team describing the same achievement may stand for nomination a maximum of two consecutive years.  In the third year, either:

  • the individual/group must take one year off prior to re-nomination for the same achievement; OR
  • the individual/group must demonstrate a significantly different or new achievement.

If your nomination was submitted in 2015 and 2016, and you are considering submitting this year, please email nominations@astech.ca to confirm eligibility this year.

Step 1 - Create an account and complete the nomination form. IMPORTANT: To be successful, the nomination MUST draw a parallel between the specific Award criteria and the accomplishments of the nominee. This is the heart of the nomination: be sure to completely and throughly answer all sections; this nomination package is the only information adjudicators will rely on to assess the work of the nominee.

Step 2 - Compile the following supporting documents to go along with your completed nomination form:

  • 2-3 letters supporting the nomination. These should be from third-party sources who can attest to the importance of the achievement (see below for more information);
  • Signed letter of attestation by the nominee (can be downloaded below);
  • Contact information for both nominee (or group representative) and nominator; and 
  • Start Up and Commercial Achievement Award nominations require current financial statements (held strictly confidential).

Step 3 - Upload the supporting documents.

To complete the nomination process, create an account, complete your nomination form, make additional changes, upload supporting documentation and save your changes. You can do this as many times as you need and at your convenience until the nomination deadline of May 31, 2017.

We will send you reminder emails before the deadline until your submission is complete. Incomplete nominations after May 31, 2017 will not be processed or reviewed by the adjudication panel.

SAMPLE LETTER OF SUPPORT

Click here for an excellent example of a support letter, which is a vital piece of the nomination package. This letter was deemed exemplary by the adjudication panel because it: 

  • Was on letterhead and written by a highly credible individual;
  • Supported both the person and the company being nominated with fact-based information beyond mere opinion;
  • Illustrated examples of achievement: successful partnerships, operational wins, bold leadership and community support;
  • Drew attention to important milestones; and 
  • Was genuine and heart-felt.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact: nominations@astech.ca
If you have technical questions, please contact support@reviewr.com

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