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2014 Excalibur Awards Now Accepting Nominations and Applications

Awards Recognize Georgia’s Most Innovative Tech-Enabled Companies and Organizations

ATLANTA (June 10, 2014) – The Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration with the Business and Technology Alliance of TAG (B&TA), are now accepting applications and nominations for the 2014 Excalibur Awards. These annual awards recognize Georgia companies and organizations that demonstrate the best use of technology, typically provided by a third-party, to solve complex issues and processes in business and education. Tech-enabled companies that develop their own non-commercial technology solutions to enhance their organization are also encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until August 29th 2014, after which, Semi-Finalists will be selected by the Excalibur Judging Committee. Companies selected as semi-finalists will then be required to meet with the judges for interviewing process.


The winning companies will be recognized in one of five categories:


·         Small Companies

·         Mid-sized Companies

·         Large Companies

·         Educational Organizations

·         Most Creative Solution


“At TAG, we focus a lot of effort on promoting companies who are creating new technologies, but it is also important to recognize the businesses and organizations that are innovating through the use of these technologies,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We encourage tech-enabled companies and organizations of all sizes to consider applying for the 2014 awards and we look forward to shining a spotlight on the innovative spirit inherent in Georgia’s businesses, schools and organizations.”


The Excalibur Awards ceremony will be held October 24, 2014 at the Georgia Aquarium located at 225 Baker Street in Atlanta.


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About The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG
The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG is focused on addressing the challenges of today's fast paced marketplace by bringing together business leaders and technology innovators to address key business issues. Their mission is to foster business innovation through the exploration of technological advancements and the ways in which these technologies can help corporations in all industries to solve complex problems and be more competitive.

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 23,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.


The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. 


For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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