Vermont is gaining a reputation as a tech-friendly state, and the Vermont Technology Alliance would like to recognize the individuals, companies and organizations that are putting it on the map.

Want to help? Nominate some of these movers and shakers for the annual Vermont Tech Jam awards. These two awards, presented by Merchants Bank, recognize Vermont’s top innovation of the year and the state’s most enthusiastic tech ambassador.

Find nomination forms here:

Click here for the Tech Jam Innovation Award.

Click here for the Tech Jam Ambassador Award.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 30, at noon.

A distinguished panel of judges will select the winners: Patricia Moulton, Secretary of Commerce & Economic Development; Dr. John Cohn, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Design Automation at IBM; Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs for Google; and Paula Routly, Seven Days Publisher/Co-Editor.TJ-award-enews

The winners will receive their awards at a reception on Friday, October 24, at the 8th annual Vermont Tech Jam.

Microstrain, a LORD Company, won the first Innovation Award in 2012; Pwnie Express won that award in 2013. The Champlain College Emergent Media Center won the Ambassador Award in 2012; FreshTracks Capital took home the honor in 2013.

The 2014 Vermont Tech Jam, presented by Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer, will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. The Vermont Technology Alliance and Seven Days organize the event. In January, 2014, Techie.com cited the Tech Jam as one of the reasons it chose Burlington as one of the country’s top 10 most promising tech hubs.¬†Click here for more information about this year’s Jam.