Welcome to the Annual Ovation Awards event.  These awards are presented to an individual and organization that has developed an innovative approach to solving a real world challenge, highlighting the skills and talents embedded in the region.

Awards are presented in four categories:

Preservation Award

This award celebrates accomplishments that meld the old and the new, providing an updated approach to an old situation, or providing a “retro” approach to something new. (Think new buildings that fit the older community, a new company that has revamped an old one, and so on.)

Global Achievement Award

This award acknowledges innovations that reach beyond our region and across our borders, providing a far-reaching impact, such as a local business that reaches out internationally for new clients, new capital monies, or forms an alliance with a foreign entity to better both members.

Corporate Collaborator Award

This award is presented to private individuals or organizations and public agencies that work together to eliminate, or lead the way in navigating, the complexities that inhibit real change and progress.

Innovation Award

This award is presented to a young company or individual who has had the ingenuity and persistence to develop a solution specifically through technology that demonstrates the high educational standards and nurturing character of our region. (Company less than five years established; or individual less than 40 years old.)

How to be considered:

  1. Choose the category for which you are applying.
  2. ​Create a three-minute video that includes the information shown below.
  3. Post the video on YouTube. Choose the Public setting so the judges will be able to view it. Copy the link and save it, as you will need it for Step 4.
  4. Complete the online application.

Note: Applicants do not need to be members of the Economic Development Coalition.

Cost: There is no cost to apply

Deadline: April 17, 2017 at 5pm

Awards Event: April 27, 2017 11:00 am - 1:30pm

The top three contestants in each category will be invited to attend the SOAR presentation at no cost. All other applicants will be acknowledged during the presentations. First Place will receive an award; all others will receive certificates.

Additional tickets: $45

2017 Ovation Awards Application

Before completing this application, prepare and post a video on YouTube according to the instructions below.

Have the link to your video available so you can enter it below.

1 Step 1
Full Name:your full name
Your Company:
Your Title:
Phone Number:
Your Industry:
Link to video:
Upload Company Logo

Jim McLaughlin

Organizer of TEDxTemecula

This year Jim McLaughlin serves as our Award Chair. Mr. McLaughlin is a business consultant and organizer of TEDx Temecula. TEDx Temecula is an organization that collaborates with the Valley of Innovations brightest thinkers, performers and innovators to explore what's possible in the local communities and beyond.