The California State Fair is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Champion of Technology Awards. Two technology champions will be selected for remarkable contributions to California’s technology industry; one in the Individual Category, one in the Product/Organization Category. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 20, 2017.

Since 1854, the California State Fair has showcased the best of the best, including the progress
and advancements of the state’s strongest industries. Now in 2017, the California State Fair
celebrates the 50th anniversary at the Cal Expo site. On this golden year, and as California
continues to lead the world in innovation and technological achievements, the California State Fair
is honored to present the Champion of Technology Awards.

Nominees must demonstrate a benefit to California through commendable technological
achievement. The 2016 Champion of Technology Award recipients were: Eric Brown, President
and CEO of California Telehealth Network; Emergency Call and Tracking System by Direct
Technology. The 2017 winners will receive their Champion of Technology awards at the annual
State Fair Gala on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Champion of Technology Award, Individual Category
Champion of Technology Award, Organization Category

ELIGIBILITY: Open to California residents and organizations/businesses headquartered in

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS: Download the nomination form here or click the button below.
The forms and supporting documentation must be emailed by Friday, January 20, 2017 to both:

Vianey Nuñez                                                                                          Adelina Zendejas
Manger, Broadband & Digital Literacy                                    Deputy Director, Broadband & Digital Literacy
California Department of Technology                                     California Department of Technology                                               


About the California State Fair
For more than 160 years, the California State Fair has showcased the best of the Golden State. During the 2016 State Fair at Cal Expo nearly 675,000 people experienced the best and made memories that will last a lifetime. Cal Expo was dedicated as a place to celebrate California’s achievements, industries, agriculture, diversity of its people, traditions and trends that shape the Golden State’s future. As such, the California State Fair is honored to celebrate its 50th anniversary at Cal Expo in 2017. Join us for the California State Fair July 14-30, 2017.