Applications to "The TOA Awards - Stars of Silicon Valley" have started. Awards which are given by the first and only Turkish American business magazine, TURKOFAMERICA, will go this year to individuals who are paving the way for a more inclusive, accessible and better world through the power of technology. The Award Ceremonies have been held in different themes since 2015. The first year, America’s 50 most influential Turkish Americans, in 2016, America’s 30 Most Influential Turkish-American Women, in 2017, 40 Turkish-Americans under 40, and in 2018, Friends of Turkey in America were awarded. The date and location of the ceremony will be announced later. Applications are to start on February 15th and end on April 15, 2022.
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TURKOFAMERICA, Cemil Özyurt mentioned that unlike previous years, the ceremony will be held in San Francisco, CA for the first time this year. The award ceremony will be organized by TOA Consulting as in the past years. Manager of TOA Consulting, Jimmy Cüneyt Gürkan, stated that a wide range of successful people would be awarded and this year’s ceremony would be held in Silicon Valley at heart of technology. They will be presented to successful individuals in tech life.
Applications: February 15 - April 15, 2022
Selective Committee Evaluation: 16-26 April 2022
Jury Voting: 27-30 April 2022
Announcement: May 1st, 2022
Award Ceremony: TBA
A- INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES
Any individual living the USA may suggest him/herself and/or someone he/she knows as a candidate for the category he/she sees fit.
It is required that the candidates have been living in the USA since at least January 1st, 2021.
The candidates can be nominated for at most two categories.
Spouses, children, parents, and siblings of those who are involved in the TOA AWards organization may not be considered as candidates.
It is recommended that the candidates send in the following documents in order to increase their chances of being selected.
Awards, plaques, and certificates received
Organizations he/she is a member in
News and articles about him/her
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The candidates are obligated to provide any additional documents and/or information if they are contacted by the TurkofAmeirca officials.
It is prohibited for the candidates to contact the jury members and attempt to influence them. This will be considered a reason for disqualification.
Those who receive a TOA Awards may not be a candidate for the following three years.
B- INSTITUTIONAL CANDIDATES
Any institution that has a legal company status in the USA (Inc., LLC, Corp., etc.) may be a candidate or may nominate another company as a candidate.
The candidate institutions have to have been established prior to January 1, 2021.
Each institution may be nominated for at most two categories.
Those companies with which the TOA Awards organization committee members and jury work and/or affiliate may not be nominated as a candidate.
It is recommended that the candidate companies send in the following documents in order to increase the chances of selection:
History of the company/institution
If any, awards and plaques.
Organizations it belongs to
If any, newsletters from the past two years (three for each year)
If any, news, interviews, research about the institution; and news clips from the Website and/or TV.
The representatives of the candidate institution are obligated to provide the necessary information when the TurkofAmerica officials contact them.
It is prohibited for the TurkofAmerica candidates to contact the jury members and attempt to influence them. This will be considered a reason for disqualification.
Those who receive a Outstanding Achievement Awards may not be a candidate for the following three years
STEPS FOR APPLICATION
- Submitting of the applications: The submission of the applications of the candidates to the organization.
- Pre-elimination: Pre-elimination of the applications by the organization committee.
- Second stage evaluation: Reducing of the number of the pre-selected candidates in each category to five by the organization committee.
- Final evaluation and public voting: Evaluation of the final candidates by the jury and election of the winners of each category.
- Award ceremony: Announcing of the winners and the award ceremony.
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