2020 Dreammakers and Risktakers Awards Event

Gen Z Impact Award – Calling all Gen Z Innovators
New Award Honoring 2020 GenZers

Do you know a Classmate doing amazing, innovative work? Maybe he/she is redefining normal through creativity, imagination, and perseverance? If so, nominate TODAY!

Innovation TRIVALLEY Leadership Group and TRIVALLEY Educators created this award to encourage student-generated nominees we might not learn about otherwise. We continue our efforts to find the next TRIVALLEY superstar student (college or high school) who is a Dreammaker and Risktaker! For more information or to nominate someone please visit InnovationTRIVALLEY.org.

Award Categories: Social Innovations, Humanitarian Acts, Technical Innovations, Inventions, Artistic Creations or Accomplishments.

General Requirements:

  • Students must know they are being Nominated and be willing to be interviewed.
  • Each Nominee must have the support of one adult (over the age of 21) familiar with the student’s innovation, who is willing to be interviewed and provide support for the Student Nominee.
  • Nominees must agree to be available to attend the awards event in person – on January 23, 2020 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
  • Core values and characteristics required of these award recipients as all other award winners – grit, creativity, social impact, social equity


  • Nominations are submitted online by students using standard form on the ITV website
  • Award created to encourage student-generated nominees we might not learn about otherwise
  • Engages students in real time digital conversations spotlighting student innovations through social media channels and creates ‘student buzz’ about innovation awards
  • Student nominations are welcome from all students who live in the TRIVALLEY – or go to school anywhere in the TRIVALLEY – to expand the number of young innovators we spotlight in 2020. Self-nominations will be accepted if requirements are met.
  • One High School Student Z AWARD and One College Student Z AWARD will be shared in 2020
  • Nomination Deadline – 11:59 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Award Decisions – ITV Team will bring Top 3 High School and College Nominees to Committee to determine final 2 award recipients on Monday, December 16, 2019.


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