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We've been in the submitter's shoes enough times to know that simple is better. For each category, submitters will be asked for a description of the project, company or person along with supporting media files such as images, video links and materials that help tell the story. That's it. Easy as pie. 

Companies of the Year

These awards will be given to the companies with the highest overall point total in each segment. If your organization is creating breakthrough innovation and growth, then this is the category for you.

  • Company of the Year (For-Profit) – Enterprise. For companies with more than 1000 employees 
  • Company of the Year (For-Profit) – Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB). For companies with up to 1000 employees.

Non-Profit of the Year

This award will be given to the non-profit with the highest overall point total. We welcome organizations of any size!

Startups of the Year

These awards will be given to companies who may become future companies of the year.

  • Bootstrapped to Series A: For companies with a fantastic idea or proof of concept that is primed to break through.
  • Series B and Beyond: For companies who have demonstrated fast growth and successful market penetration. 

Investment or Venture Capital Organization of the Year

These awards will be given to the investment organizations (venture fund, investment or private equity firms) that have created milestone deals for the industry. Feel free to nominate the full corporation or a specific team.

Entrepreneurs of the Year  

These awards will be given to visionaries driving their company and the overall industry's success.

  • Entrepreneurs with a great idea 
  • Entrepreneurs with a proven track record

Woman of the Year

This award will be given to the woman who has shown exceptional leadership, innovation, and mentorship in the cleantech industry. All organizations are encouraged to participate.  

Rising Star Under 40

This award will be given to a young professional who has shown exceptional leadership and desire to grow their career in the cleantech industry. All organizations are encouraged to participate.  

Product of the Year

This award will be given to a product that excelled in the marketplace in the last year.

Project of the Year

This award will be given to a project that demonstrated a tangible impact in the marketplace in the last year.

Best Public Relations Campaign

Did a PR campaign elevate your brand’s messages across multiple platforms? We want to see how your organization used different channels – traditional, digital, video – and how you expanded your reach to key audiences. Describe how your campaign was built from the ground up including business objectives, key challenges, platforms used and results!  

Best Public Affairs Campaign

We’re looking for the best campaign that focused on bringing attention to an issue in the cleantech community. Show us how your organization advocated for cleantech and influenced stakeholder opinions on the topic. Show us your strategy, outreach tactics, and results. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award honors visionaries in the cleantech and renewable energy industry who have pushed the envelope and elevated the industry. There is no application fee to nominate people.

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