All awards submissions are reviewed by the Judging Panel comprised of industry experts. The judging process is separated into three distinct areas: Initial review, release of the shortlist, and the announcement of the final winners.

Initial Review

Following the submission deadline, all entries will be independently reviewed and scored by members of the TECTERRA Awards Judging Panel.

July 31, 2020 – August 16, 2020

Shortlist Released & Secondary Review

After the initial review of the entries, a shortlist of nominees will be announced on May 15, 2019. The Judging Panel will review the shortlisted nominees to find a winner in each category. Nominees may be asked for additional information during this time period.

August 16, 2020 – August 28, 2020

Winners Announced

Final winners in all eight categories will be announced at the annual TECTERRA Awards at the Pioneer on September 17, 2020.

September 17, 2020


  • Companies that are not able to attend the TECTERRA Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2020 may enter; however, honorees not in attendance will not be announced at the awards ceremony.
  • Entries must be submitted online through the submission form by April 23, 2020/ Deadline extensions will not be granted.
  • To evaluate an entry, the judges may ask for additional information.
  • If improperly categorized, an entry may be moved to a different category based on the recommendation of the judging panel, without consent from the entrant.
  • TECTERRA reserves the right to set, modify and interpret all conditions regarding this competition without claim for damage or recourse of any kind.
  • Each company selected as an honoree grants TECTERRA permission, without compensation, to use its name and photograph/likeness and/or entry in promoting this or similar awards programs in the future.
  • TECTERRA reserves the right to rescind any awards granted to honorees that have misrepresented their product or entry in this competition.


Nominee Recognition

  • Social media mentions through the North 51 and TECTERRA accounts.
  • Brand exposure through shortlist promotion in emails and social media.
  • Industry wide recognition through TECTERRA’s monthly newsletter.
  • Opportunity to use the official TECTERRA Awards nominee logo.

Winner Recognition

  • One video (1.5 – 2 minutes) about your company which can be used for brand and promotional purposes
  • Awards honoree trophy to display in company’s trophy case (!)
  • Industry-wide recognition and media attention through a TECTERRA press release announcing the honorees
  • Exposure on the TECTERRA Awards website and social media