• TECNA Innovation Awards

  • TECNA is pleased to present the 2nd annual Innovation Awards. These awards recognize TECNA Member council staff who have been integral to developing and implementing innovative and impactful work on behalf of their tech association. The work being recognized at these 2020 awards has milestones in 2019, and TECNA assembled a panel of judges to review all nominations.

    Congratulations to the 2020 Finalists & Winners! Congratulate others on their innovative work! #techcouncils #tecna2020 #innovationawards


  • Watch the 2020 TECNA Innovation Awards Below


  • TECNA Innovation Award Categories:

    1. Creative Marketing & Communications
      Recognizing one or more team members who developed innovative marketing, communications or social media strategies strengthening the brand and community engagement of the tech council.

    2. Talent Pipeline & Workforce
      Recognizing one or more team members who have developed innovative workforce or talent pipeline initiatives. Types of programs or initiatives include: K-12 STEM, Higher-Ed STEM, CTE, Training/Re-Training, Apprenticeships, Internships, Job Portals, Mentoring, Coding and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). 
    3. Major Impact on Tech Community
      Recognizing one or more team members who have made a substantial impact on the tech community on behalf of the tech council. Impact could be related to leadership roles in tech related efforts (i.e., Dept. of Ed advisory committees, city council board of advisors, etc.), direct service, mentoring, etc.  
    4. Public Policy/Advocacy
      Recognizing one or more team members who have led creative efforts on behalf the tech council in the area of public policy advocacy. Among the areas to be recognized included but are not limited to: campaigns to pass or defeat legislation or regulations important to the tech industry or developing and/or growing public policy as a membership service benefit.
    5. NEW - Initial COVID Response Plan/Actions
      We’ve added a special element to recognize and showcase the top initiatives of our member councils responding and adapting to the COVID-19 Crisis in Q1 & Q2 2020 – to celebrate your innovative work and share the best practices with our members. Nominate your Initial COVID Response Plan/Actions online using the awards nominations form.


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