Award(s) may be granted each year in each of the following industry categories, which includes individuals or organizations. Please note, the Selection committee reserves the right to redirect industry category.
Agriculture & Organics
Involved in the Science, Art, and Practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. This category also includes Organic Farming.
Involved in increasing the efficiency of resource uses such as energy, water, and materials while also reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle. This includes both residential and commercial construction.
Involved in the production or research of chemicals.
Producers of merchandise or other item of common or daily use, ordinarily bought by individuals or households for private consumption.
Education (The Nina and Marc Merson Award)
Dedicated to education at any level, public or private.
Energy & Alternative Energy
Dedicated to responsible use of energy, finding more resourceful ways to be energy efficient, energy efficient buildings, industrial processes and transportation and helping control global emissions of greenhouse gases. Industries include: solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro-electric.
Literature, Art, Television, Radio, Film, Sport, Music, or any other media classified as entertainment.
Involved in the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments, and the provision of banking facilities including credit unions.
Practice or business of making, transporting, serving, and dispensing prepared foods.
Government / Municipalities/ and Military
Administrative units of government. City, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government (City, State, County, or Town). Military includes all branches and military suppliers.
Health Care / Pharmaceutical
Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Physicians.
Machinery, goods or component parts produced for industry, which include processed or raw materials, and goods used to produce other goods, machinery, components, and equipment.
Involved in the making of goods by manual labor, machinery & robotics.
Travel and Hospitality
All travel and hospitality services including lodging, airlines, rail, car rental, restaurant and convention related industries.
Dealing with the use of any industrial materials and capacities (water & windpower) supplied by nature.
Sellers of goods and products directly to the end consumer.
The occupations or functions of serving others. This category can include service organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Services, and Service Organizations.
The creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
Transportation & Aerospace (The Rod Diridon Award)
Transporting, especially a vehicle: as a bus, cargo liners (ship), airplane, truck, or automobile. Including industry concerned with the use of vehicles for both the earth’s atmosphere and space.
Waste & Recycling
Treating or processes (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.