WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Cleanie Awards™ today announced submissions are open for the annual awards program focused exclusively on the cleantech industry. The awards program recognizes innovation excellence, business leadership and superior programs within the cleantech and renewable energy sectors. Multinational corporations with a U.S. presence, disruptive startups, industry advocates, investors and entrepreneurs are all encouraged to apply.
“We welcome organizations across the clean technology and renewable energy spectrum to submit for this year’s program,” said Elyssa Rae, Program Director, The Cleanie Awards. “Based on our outstanding inaugural year and the industry feedback we received, we have added new categories to cater to companies and individuals with great ideas as well as visionaries that have dedicated their careers to the cleantech industry.”
Submissions are being accepted now through June 21 at www.thecleanieawards.com. Early bird pricing runs through May 17 with submission fees ranging between $99-199. There is no fee for nominations submitted for the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s categories include:
- Company of the Year
- Non-Profit of the Year
- Startup of the Year
- Investment or Venture Capital Organization of the Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Woman of the Year
- Rising Star Under 40
- Program of the Year
- Project of the Year
- Best Public Relations Campaign
- Best Public Affairs Campaign
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of successful industry executives, marketers, advocates, entrepreneurs and educators, including:
- Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
- Thiam B. Giam, Senior Managing Director, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC
- Gil Jenkins, Director, Corporate Communications, Hannon Armstrong
- Chris Taylor, Asset Management, Treasury, Google
- Chris Vlahoplus, Partner and Practice Lead, Clean Tech and Sustainability, ScottMadden
- Emily Williams, Senior Director, Energy Markets and Sustainability, Edison Energy
Winners will be announced in September, with honorees receiving an award and significant complementary amplification of their win on social and web platforms.
The 2018 class of winners included GE Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Systems, CohnReznick Capital, CleanCapital, SolarEdge Technologies, Greensmith Energy, Low Impact Hydropower Institute, NEXTracker, Carbon Capture Coalition and 38 North Solutions.
Please visit www.thecleanieawards.com for more information and to submit an entry.
About The Cleanie Awards™
The Cleanie Awards program aspires to identify the unsung movers and shakers in the cleantech industry, from the top of the Fortune 100 list to hot startups, pioneering individuals and high impact advocates. For more information, visit our website at www.thecleanieawards.com. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook at @CleanieAwards and LinkedIn.