Written by From Staff Reports Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
May 24, 2013 – The Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration with the Business and Technology Alliance of TAG (B&TA), are now accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 Excalibur Awards. These annual awards recognize Georgia companies and organizations that demonstrate the best use of technology, typically provided by a third-party, to solve complex issues and processes in business and education. Tech-enabled companies that develop their own non-commercial technology solutions to enhance their organization are also encouraged to apply.
“At TAG, we focus a lot of effort on promoting companies who are creating new technologies, but it is also important to recognize the businesses and organizations that are innovating through the use of these technologies,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We encourage Savannah’s tech-enabled companies and organizations of all sizes to consider applying for the 2013 awards and we look forward to shining a spotlight on the innovative spirit inherent in Georgia’s businesses, schools and organizations.”
Applications will be accepted until Aug. 16, 2013, after which, Semi-Finalists will be selected by the Excalibur Judging Committee. Companies selected as semi-finalists will then be required to submit a more detailed application or they may submit a 3-minute video focused on the complexity of the problem, creativity of the solution and the return on investment (ROI)/Business Results. Each video will be reviewed by the Judging committee which will then select finalists who will compete for the Excalibur Awards.
The winning companies will be recognized in one of five categories:
• Small Companies
• Mid-sized Companies
• Large Companies
• Educational Organizations
• Most Creative Solution
The Excalibur Awards ceremony will be held Oct. 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel located at 2450 Galleria Parkway in Atlanta.
To apply visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/excalibur-awards/excalibur-application/.
If you would like to nominate a company, please visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/excalibur-awards/excalibur-nomination/
Follow the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #TAGExcalibur. To learn more visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/excalibur-awards/.
About The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG
The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG is focused on addressing the challenges of today's fast paced marketplace by bringing together business leaders and technology innovators to address key business issues. Their mission is to foster business innovation through the exploration of technological advancements and the ways in which these technologies can help corporations in all industries to solve complex problems and be more competitive. For more information, visit http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/business-technology-alliance/.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 19,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 32 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Written by From Staff Reports Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Communicator Awards presented the Telfair with a Gold Award of Excellence for the Uffizi exhibition invitation and a Silver Awards of Distinction for the ArtZeum bus and the “Blown, Assembled and Cast Glass” brochure. Telfair Museums’ creative director Holly Akkerman created all three designs.
The Communicator Awards, the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals, received more than 6,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the globe. The Communicator Awards are judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolution of traditional and interactive media.
In addition, the Savannah Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) recently presented Telfair Museums with five ADDY® awards. This year, the Telfair received one gold, two silver and two bronze awards for items designed by Telfair Museums’ creative director Holly Akkerman.
Telfair Museums earned recognition in the following categories:
• GOLD ADDY® Award – “Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass” brochure/sales kit
• SILVER ADDY® Award – “Offering of the Angels” exhibition campaign collateral
• SILVER ADDY® Award – Telfair Magazine
• BRONZE ADDY® Award – “Offering of the Angels” exhibition invitation
• BRONZE ADDY® Award – ArtZeum bus wrap
The Savannah Advertising Federation hosts the annual ADDY Awards to recognize outstanding marketing and advertising achievement. The ADDY Awards recognize top creative work in advertising, design, packaging, web/interactive and related fields.
ABOUT TELFAIR MUSEUMS:
Founded in1886, Telfair Museums is the oldest art museum in the South and features a world-class art collection in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. The museum includes two National Historic Landmark Buildings – the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House – and the contemporary Jepson Center. With three unique buildings housing three distinct collections, Telfair Museums bridges three centuries of art and architecture.
The Telfair’s hours are Monday 12-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Single-site adult admission is $12 to the Jepson Center, $12 to the Telfair Academy, and $15 to the Owens-Thomas House. Admission to all sites is $5 for K-12 students and free to children 5 and under. A three-site admission pass is $20 for an adult or $40 for a family of four (includes a one-time visit to Telfair Academy, Jepson Center and the Owens-Thomas House for a week-long period). Group fees are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 912-790-8802 or visit www.telfair.org.