Monday, February 22, 2016


(Sacramento, CA) The California State Fair is accepting nominations for its 2016 Champion of Technology awards. Since 1854, the California State Fair has showcased the best of the best, including the progress and advancements of the state’s strongest industries. Public interest and knowledge has grown because of the extraordinary contributions of individuals and businesses that are committed to advancing innovation and creating a better way of living.
As California continues to lead the world as the birthplace of numerous technological achievements, the California State Fair is honored to present its Champion of Technology awards.
This year, the California State Fair will select two champions for remarkable contributions to California’s technology industry. Both an individual and a project or organization will be honored for demonstrating benefit to California through commendable technological achievement. In celebration of these accomplishments, the California State Fair will present the Champion of Technology awards at the annual State Fair Gala, Thursday, June 23, 2016.
In 2015, the California State Fair awarded their inaugural Champion of Technology Awards to the City of Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Individual; and Alameda County for Project/Organization.
AWARDS:    Champion of Technology (individual)
                     Champion of Technology (project or organization).
ELIGIBILITY: Open to California residents, or businesses headquartered in California.
NOMINATIONS: The Champion of Technology nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking here. Forms and supporting documents must be emailed by Friday, March 11, 2016, to both:
Ben Pearl
California Department of Technology
(916) 228-6454
Adelina Zendejas
Deputy Director, Broadband & Digital Literacy Office
California Department of Technology
10860 Gold Center Drive, Mailstop Y-20 Rancho
Cordova, CA 95670
About the California State Fair  
For more than 160 years, the California State Fair has showcased the best of the Golden State. During the 2015 State Fair at Cal Expo nearly 780,000 people experienced the best and made memories that will last a lifetime. Cal Expo was dedicated as a place to celebrate California’s achievements, industries, agriculture, diversity of its people, traditions and trends that shape the Golden State’s future. The 2016 California State Fair will take place July 8-24.