Help us celebrate the Southern Piedmont’s technology community by nominating an individual or organization using technology to impact the region.

Nominations

Nominations are open until February 28, 2020. Submit a nomination below or download a nomination form. 

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Award Guidelines
  • Nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2020.
  • Must be a resident or business/organization located in the Southern Piedmont region: Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax, and Mecklenburg counties and the cities of Martinsville and Danville.
  • Membership in the SPTC not required for nominee or nominator.
  • Feel free to work closely with nominees to allow them the opportunity to contribute to the nomination.
  • Self-nominations are welcome and names of those that made a nomination are not published. 
  • Read the narratives for our previous award winners below
  • The judges reserve the right to move nominations from one category to another.
Award Categories

Chairman’s Award
The Chairman’s Award
is our most prestigious award. It is awarded to an individual or organization that has shown visionary leadership to promote technology in the Southern Piedmont region. This award is nominated by the SPTC board.

Innovation in Technology – Small business (50 employees or less)
The Innovation in Technology Small Business Award is awarded to a company with 50 employees or less that demonstrates excellence in technological innovation.

Innovation in Technology – Large business (Above 50 employees)
The Innovation in Technology Small Business Award is awarded to a company with above 50 employees or less that demonstrates excellence in technological innovation.

Innovation in Education or Community Outreach
The Innovation in Education or Community Outreach award is awarded to an individual or organization that develops innovative uses of technology to promote and enhance educational opportunities or community outreach

Innovation in Community
The Innovation in Community Award is awarded to a non-profit, government organization, individual or team that displays innovative use of technology to deliver services, advance their mission, or impact the community.

Rising Star
The Rising Star Award is awarded to a young entrepreneur, individual with a new idea or initiative, or a new business that has made a significant impact on the region

Student Innovator
The Student Innovation Awards is awarded to a high school or full-time college student that has shown leadership in technology. High school student must attend a school in SPTC service region. College students must be from the SPTC service region.  A limit of 2 awards are presented.

Sponsorship

Our banquet would not be possible without the support from our sponsors. Sponsorship will provide your organization with more visibility during the event. You will receive recognition in the presentation, marketing materials, and on the website.

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Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor – $ 1500.00*

  • Premier recognition on the presentation screens during the reception and dinner
  • Reserved table with eight seats near the stage
  • Name and logo in the program as a Platinum sponsor
  • Have your name and logo on the website and printed materials

 Gold Sponsor – $ 1000.00

  • Premier recognition on the presentation screen during dinner
  • Reserved table with eight seats
  • Name and logo in the program as a Gold sponsor
  • Have your name and logo on the website and printed materials

Silver Sponsor – $ 500.00

  • Recognition on the presentation screen during dinner
  • Reserved table with eight seats
  • Name and logo in the program as a Silver sponsor
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Bronze Sponsor – $ 250.00

  • Recognition on the presentation screen during dinner
  • Two banquet seats
  • Name and logo in the program as a Bronze sponsor
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 Friends of the SPTC – $100.00

  • Name and logo in the program as a Friend of the SPTC
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Karl Stauber  – Chairman’s Award
Averett University’s Aerospace Management Program – Innovation in Education and Community Outreach Award
Mid Atlantic Broadband – Innovation in Community Award
TMI AutoTech – Innovation in Technology – Small Business Award
BGF Industries – Innovation in Technology – Large Business Award
Jeremiah Williams – Rising Star Award
Brionna Ashworth – Student Innovator Award

2018 Winners

Senator Frank M. Ruff  – Chairman’s Award
Noblis – Innovation in Education and Community Outreach Award
Troy Simpson – Precision Machining Workforce Development Pipeline – Innovation in Community Award
Panaceutics – Innovation in Technology – Small Business Award
Microsoft Data Center – Innovation in Technology – Large Business Award
Samantha Smith-Herndon – Rising Star Award
Danielle Jeffers – Student Innovator Award
Michael Ashby – Student Innovator Award