Leaders within the community are selected to serve as judges for their knowledge of the community and their ability to be unbiased to nominees. Nominations are given to them to review individually, where they score each on several criteria, then they all convene to make final decisions on finalists and winners. CTA brings these judges together, but does not make any decisions on winners.
Business Cocktail (dressy but not black-tie; business wear is ok).
Judges are key thought leaders in the Colorado technology community who have expertise related to the categories they are judging.
Each year is different and includes different candidates. It’s important to apply every year, so judges see continued success.
APEX is designed to recognize and promote the Colorado technology industry. To be eligible for Company of the Year and Emerging Tech Company of the Year, the company needs to be headquartered in Colorado.
Financial is now optional, but will only help the nominee.
Yes! Self nominations are encouraged. You know your company best. Some nominees utilize marketing and PR agencies. Work with your marketing department or a third-party agency.
It’s all through the online forms, and easier than ever before. We streamlined the forms substantially to get to the most important information quickly and help you nominate more worthy contenders. We recommend you copy and paste all the questions to a new document, so you can edit freely; then when finished, you can go back in and paste your answers.
Yes! All judges are required to sign confidentiality agreements.
You don’t have to be a marketing professional to write a nomination, you just need to believe in the company or person you’re nominating. If you give yourself enough time to go back and make changes, your passion will eventually come out in your writing.
It’s encouraged to seek out more information from that company as it will give judges a clearer picture of their accomplishments, but don’t refrain from nominating for that reason.
Global companies can still promote local awards. It shows true leadership and community involvement.
It’s OK to show the world your company is successful!