Submit an Application

Applications are now closed. If you are interested in applying to The Tech Awards in 2016, please email Barbara Carman



Applying to The Tech Awards requires you to fill out a short eligibility form consisting of three questions. Within 72 hours  you will receive notification regarding your status. If you are eligible, you will then be directed to fill out the complete online application and provide two references. We suggest that you notify your references very early in the process so your application can be finished before the deadline.

Before applying for The Tech Awards, and to ensure that your application will be accepted, please check our Criteria Page.

If you are applying to the Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award, you and your teammates must be 27 or younger. Please check the other criteria for this category. 


If accepted to fill out the full application, you will be required to provide two references (e.g., business colleagues, professors, mentors). You can access the application system as many times as you need to in order to understand and answer the questions on the form. Applications are not complete unless both references are included.

Read our Criteria Page to understand how we select applicants and prospective laureates, and learn more about each of the awards Categories.