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Announcing The 2015 IVY Innovator Awards

IVY (ivy.com), the world’s fastest growing collaborative community, and Cadillac are expanding their partnership with the launch of the 2015 IVY Innovator Awards & Event Series. Designed to showcase and inspire the next generation of leading minds in Technology, Film and Design, this unique initiative represents the joint commitment of Cadillac and IVY in supporting those who embody the best of the innovative American spirit.

“IVY and Cadillac both recognize that the future will be determined by the next generation of leading minds, especially those who are relentlessly innovating to tackle our greatest challenges,” said Beri Meric, co-founder of IVY. “Together with Cadillac, we’re expanding the IVY Innovator Awards to enhance our support for rising leaders who are redefining their respective fields, and actively transforming our world through their ingenuity.”

The program will feature three IVY Innovator Awards, and eight IVY Innovator Dinners, all presented by Cadillac. WIRED is serving as the national media partner and will support the IVY Innovator program on its promotional “WIRED Insider” channels.

“It has been a lot of fun watching IVY grow since we first partnered with them in 2013,” said Melody Lee, Director of Brand and Reputation Strategy, Cadillac. “Cadillac is more committed than ever to supporting those who challenge the status quo, push past limits and innovate the world around us.”

This year marks an exciting time for Cadillac as it heralds in a new and compelling brand point of view that celebrates those who dare to unapologetically pursue their passions in bold and sophisticated ways.

The competition opened for submissions on February 26th, and applicants will be evaluated on:
• Potential to impact their field of choice
• Expansiveness of personal vision
• Uniqueness of innovative endeavors
• Dedication to building life-long collaborative bonds
Entry is open to all pioneering individuals in the U.S. involved in film, technology and design. Fifteen finalists will be showcased on IVY’s digital network, IVY.com. The three winners will receive a travel package ($5,000 value) to aid in the growth of their passion project. The application deadlines for the three awards are as follows:

• Film Award: April 20, 2015 / Winner Announced May 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA
• Technology Award: August 21, 2015 / Winner Announced September 17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
• Design Award: October 19, 2015 / Winner Announced November 19, 2015 in New York, NY

Shinola, another innovative company, will be joining the program as a supporting partner.

For more information on the IVY Innovator Awards, please visit: IVY.com/awards.