Nominations may be self-submitted or may be submitted by a district and/or school staff person, supporting organization such as a PTA unit, parent advisory committee, or youth-based organization(s).
- School-Wide: Orange County public, private, or parochial school which demonstrates innovation in science, math, or technology through a school-wide program. (Award is presented to school principal.)
- Teacher: Orange County classroom teachers whose innovative uses of science, math, or technology have significantly impacted their students’ academic achievements.
- Student: Orange County eighth graders or freshman, sophomore, and junior Orange County high school students who have used math, science, or technology resources to address a problem in their school (or community).