Ellington Innovation Award 

CFTA Leadership is excited to announce the opportunity to showcase your project and earn the Ellington Innovation Award, formerly known as theProject Showcase Award.  The Ellington Innovation Awardhonors CFTA's exceptional visionary and CFTA Past President (2015-2019), Michelle Ellington.  This is an opportunity to illustrate the incredible work that you do and share your knowledge with the CFTA community.  





  1. Review Materials  -  Read the following resources to prepare your Innovation Award project submittal
    1. Instructions (this page)
    2. Policies and Rules
    3. Application Overview

  2. Verify Minimum Requirements  -  Confirm that your project submittal meets all requirements detailed on the Policies and Rules web page.

  3. Prepare Application Materials  -
    1. Application  -  Review the Application Overview web page to help you prepare to submit your Ellington Innovation Award Project Application using the outlined criteria:
      1. Innovation (40%)
      2. Impact (30%)
      3. Adaption / Relevance (30%)
    2. Slideshow Presentation  -  Create a ten-minute presentation that will be used by the award recipient to showcase the winning project at the CFTA Awards Ceremony.  Note: all presentations will be made available via the CFTA website and showcased on a Ellington Innovation Award web page. 
    3. Supporting Information [OPTIONAL]  -  Provide additional supporting documentation  to highlight your project to the Awards Task Force members for consideration in the evaluation of your project submission.  Supporting documents may include photos, videos, reports, testimonials, etc. 

  4. Submit Your Information  -  Utilize the CFTA Ellington Innovation Award website (submit button above) to upload your submittals by the specified deadline.  During the application process you will be prompted to submit your slideshow and optional supporting documents.  Slideshows larger than 25MB cannot be uploaded.  For large file submissions, upload your slideshow to your personal file-sharing resource and email a download link to [email protected]



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