Submit an Application

If you have been approved during the eligibility round (deadline was April 16, 2015) then the deadline for full application is Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2 p.m. Pacific Time

The eligibility form consists of three questions, and you will be notified within 72 hours whether you are eligible to apply. 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 born in 1988 or later. Please check the other criteria for this category. 


During the application process 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.