Nomination FAQs

When are nominations accepted for the 2021 ASTech Awards?

Nominations are now open until May 31, 2021.

Can I self-nominate?

Yes. There is no rule against self-nomination, but typically nominees are nominated by a third party.

Can I nominate in more than one category?

Yes! But each nomination must tie closely to the criteria for that category.  It’s not a simple cut-and-paste.

Do I have to complete my nomination in one session?

No.  You can save your work and go back to it as many times as you like prior to the deadline to submit.

What is the most important part of the nomination?

Judges weigh all parts of the nomination, but they are particularly interested in the quality of your reference letters.

It looks like we’re able to send in supplemental materials with our nomination.  What can we send?

Yes, you are welcome to support your written nomination with up to 2 documents (no longer than 3 pages each) such as marketing materials, published interviews, etc. which demonstrate the impact of your work.

Do I need to spend time and money to produce a video, too?

No. It’s perfectly acceptable to submit a video off your smartphone.  This is your opportunity to tell your story to the judges; to make sure they understand the key points of your nomination. Also acceptable: awards video, media interview, promo video, etc. All video submissions must be under 3 minutes.