APEX AWARDS EVENT FAQ
The APEX Awards is an annual awards event that recognizes technology excellence and celebrates Colorado’s remarkable leaders and innovators. Since 2001, the CTA has hosted this prestigious event to bringing together the tech community and to celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year.
As an attendee at APEX Awards, you build lasting business relationships, celebrate the Colorado tech community’s wins and support those who are moving tech in our state (and beyond) forward.
The VIP reception is open to APEX Award finalists, nominees, judges, Colorado Technology Association Board of Directors and guests of these individuals. All VIP reception attendees will receive a ticket for entry to the reception at registration.
If you are taking the place for a ticket holder, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person you are swapping with and your contact information. Pre-event swaps will be accepted through email until Tuesday, November 7 at 5 PM. If you need to swap after this time, please go to registration at APEX Awards and check in as that attendee; our registration team will swap your ticket at the door.
No. All tickets to APEX Awards must be purchased through our online registration site by Wednesday, November 1.
We have a comprehensive list of all attendees, so no registration confirmation or tickets are required.
The APEX Awards will begin with a VIP & attendee cocktail reception from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and will be followed by a seated dinner and awards ceremony from 6:45 – 9:00 pm.
There are a variety of parking options near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. For more information on parking options, please go here.
All CTA event tickets are non-refundable. In the event you are unable to attend, you may find another individual to take your place (see “How can I swap tickets?” section for details).
Business Cocktail (dressy but not black-tie; business wear is ok).
APEX AWARDS NOMINATIONS FAQ
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.
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!