Friday, January 28, 2011

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is currently accepting entries for the 2011 DATA Awards

The Pittsburgh Technolog Council is now accepting entries for this year’s Design, Art and Technology Awards. This year features new categories, new prizes and a new venue Downtown Pittsburgh! Click here to download a 2011 DATA AWARD ENTRY FORM.

2011 DATA AWARD ENTRY DETAILS:
ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2011

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is currently accepting entries for the 2011 DATA Awards in following categories:

The Maker Award:
The company or individual who has created the most creative and innovative marketplace design. Including, but not limited to, product design, industrial design, interface or related applications.

The Icon Award:
The company or individual who has used emerging technologies to create visibility through innovative user experiences. Including but not limited to web and mobile applications, video, flash or any other new media marketing strategies.*

The Joy Stick Award:
The company or individual who has created the most compelling electronic game. Including but not limited to video games, animation, edutainment or gaming crossover technology.

The Art + Technology Award:
The company or individual who has created the most innovative work of art incorporating technology or technology-themed content. Finalists in this category will be invited to participate in the New Media Exhibition that accompanies the awards ceremony, and to show their work at an exhibition at the 15 Minutes Gallery in 2011/12. All media will be considered, including visual arts, music, video, sculpture, etc.

THE CRIB (Creative Rooms in Business) Award:
Pittsburgh’s most creative workplace. This award celebrates creative work environments, incorporating non-traditional design, unique methods of company community, artwork or space that encourages creativity.

GRAND PRIZE:
The Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Awards: The region’s top entertainment technology companies are going to Hollywood! As part of the Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology (PET) Project, several of the region’s most creative tech companies will be awarded an opportunity to pitch their work to leading film industry professionals on the West Coast in July 2011. This trade mission will include the opportunity to showcase regionally-created products that interface with the national film industry – including, but not limited to, gaming, product design, mobile applications, robotics, new media advertising, merchandising, web and video.

For full details visit: www.15minutesgallery.org or www.pghentertainmenttech.org.

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