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“10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch” Award Competition to Promote the Next Generation of Digital Talent in New York City

CE Week NYC in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced the “10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch” award competition to support and highlight New York City’s young tech innovators. Ten high school and college students will be honored for outstanding achievements in innovation at this year’s CE Week, one of New York City’s most prominent technology tradeshows, on June 24, 2015 at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.

“New technologies, new startups and new ideas always take center stage during CE Week every June, but many innovators defy age, and some of the best were nurtured as students,” said Eric Schwartz, CE Week Executive Producer. “It’s only fitting that we use our show’s media platform to cast a spotlight on the next generation of creators.”

“As part of our efforts to create a diversified and equitable urban economy, we seek to cultivate an environment where New York City’s diverse and talented entrepreneurs will lead the globe in the 21st century economy,” said NYCEDC Executive Vice President Eric Gertler. “This group of young adult innovators shows that the City is home to exciting ideas that will continue to shape New York City and that the future of New York City’s tech ecosystem is bright.”

Eligibility: Youth ages 13 through 19, currently enrolled in high school or a two or four year accredited college or university in the five boroughs of New York City or permanent New York City residents who are either enrolled in high school or a two or four year accredited college or university are eligible to participate.

How to Enter: Complete entry guidelines and an online application can be found on the CE Week website, http://www.ceweekny.com/10-under-20-young-innovators-to-watch/.

Deadline: The submission deadline is May 29, 2015.

How Winners are Chosen: From all eligible entries, 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges, which will include educators, city officials, and technology experts. The finalists will be announced on the conference stage during the show. All finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony that will take place during CE Week on June 24th at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th St. in New York City. Finalist entries will be showcased on and CE Week website.

Prizes: Each of the ten finalists will be given over $500 worth of products and a special 10 Under 20 trophy.

About CE Week
CE Week is the consumer electronics (CE) industry’s official weeklong, citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year meeting, conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters, CE Week Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week’s largest exhibition hall and conference program. CE Week is produced by Martin Porter & Associates and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO Media, publisher of Dealerscope, Technology Integrator and the Technology Tell Network.

About NYCEDC
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

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