There is much excitement around the planning for the Blue Diamond IT Awards celebration. Seventy-four nominations have been submitted for eight awards. “This is a record breaking number of nominations. We were surprised to learn the nominations represent more than 50 different businesses, organizations and individuals across the region. We are very pleased with these results, the first year back after a seven year hiatus,” said Dan Royle, Ettain Group and 2015 Blue Diamond Awards co-chair.
The 24 member judging team is currently evaluating the nominations with the three finalists of each award named before year end. Each of the eight awards has a team of three judges. Why so many? “The schedules of these leaders are extremely busy and we wanted to provide them the opportunity to engage with a reasonable time commitment,” Royle adds. Once the three finalists are identified, they will be presented to the team of judges in mid-January to determine the winner. The award winners will be announced at the Blue Diamond Awards celebration on Monday evening, March 3rd at the Urban Garden at Bank of America.