The Mira Awards, now in its 25th year, is a six-month program that culminates with our signature ball gown and black tie gala that has come to be known as the “Oscars for Tech” in Indiana. It’s a tremendous platform for celebrating our state’s tech successes, as well as coming together as a community, highlighting what’s important to us and sharing our vision for the future.
The public is encouraged to nominate deserving individuals, teams, organizations and companies using the simplified Nomination Form. The awards for Conexus Manufacturing Innovation Award and Agrinovus HungerTech Challenge Award will be judged by Conexus and AgriNovis, but nominations for those awards, may be made using the Mira Nomination Form.
AWARD ENTRY DEADLINE
Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (Midnight on Friday before it turns to Saturday.)
MIRA AWARDS GALA AT THE OLD NATIONAL CENTRE – INDIANAPOLIS
Friday, April 26, 2024
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Anyone may submit an award entry.
- Complete one award entry per award selection. To submit award entries for more than one award category, complete an entry form for each award by navigating to the Mira Award Entry Form.
- There is no cost to apply.
- Self-nomination through the entry process is common and encouraged. (You don’t have to be nominated by someone else, just go ahead and enter.)
- Individual entrants should work or live in the state of Indiana unless otherwise specified in the category description.
- Company entrants should be headquartered in Indiana or at a minimum have a comprehensive set of business functions located in Indiana, and Indiana employees should have been central to the business’ accomplishments or culture depending on the category. Only work done that includes Indiana-based employees will be considered for awards.
- Association with TechPoint is not required and membership/sponsorship has no impact on an award entry’s chances of being named a nominee or winning.
- Should an entry appear to better qualify for a different category than originally submitted, Mira Award judges and TechPoint staff reserve the right to move the entry into the more suitable category.
NOMINATION VS. AWARD ENTRY
The public is encouraged to nominate deserving individuals, teams, organizations and companies using the simplified Nomination Form. Those nominated will receive notification and they must complete the official Mira Awards Entry Form in order to be considered for an award.
Only those who complete the Entry Form will be considered for awards. All entries are evaluated by the judges and then the scoring determines which applicants move forward as official Mira Award nominees.
ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED OUT-OF-STATE
To qualify for the company-related categories, a company must have a comprehensive set of business functions located in Indiana, and Indiana employees must have been central to the businesses accomplishments.
For example, a company with only sales and marketing offices in Indiana would not qualify, but a company with product development, sales, marketing, and services likely would. Revenue and growth results should focus on the Indiana-relevant business unit results, not just the corporate whole.
If you are unsure of whether or not you or your company is eligible for a Mira Award, focus on the spirit of the awards, which is to recognize the Best of Tech in Indiana. If the company doesn’t have a significant presence in the state or the bulk of the work was done elsewhere by people with little or no connection to Indiana, then it doesn’t qualify.
Contact Joshua Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-413-9354 to discuss your specific eligibility questions.
ENTRY PROCESS AND LIVE JUDGING PRESENTATION/INTERVIEW DATES
Mira Award entries are reviewed and ranked by independent panels of company founders, CEO/presidents, CIOs, VPs and a variety of other subject matter experts. The rankings determine which applicants will be included in the 2024 class of Mira Award nominees.
Next, Mira Award nominees are required to deliver brief presentations and participate in interviews (20 minutes total) with the judging panel from their specific category on March 6th, and should be prepared to answer questions and discuss their entry in further detail.
TechPoint and the TechPoint Mira Awards judges agree to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality with respect to information that is not in the public domain regarding organizations, individuals, or technologies nominated for the TechPoint Mira Awards.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACTS
If you have questions about entering the Mira Awards, including nominating someone else, applying for yourself or your company, filling out the forms and the evaluation process, please contact Joshua Hall at email@example.com or call 317-413-9354.