WALTHAM, MA—Nominations are now open for the Annual New England Choice Awards 2023 in various categories, including Academia & Innovation, Art & Culture or Artist of the Year, Business or Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Community Service, Non-Profit Organization, Youth Award and Rising Star Award.
New England Choice Awards is produced by INE MultiMedia, a Waltham, MA-based (501c-3) non-profit organization devoted to promoting and supporting charitable organizations, art, culture, education and empowerment, in collaboration with INDIA New England News, one of the nation’s largest online and video magazines serving the Indian-American community.
The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2023. An independent jury will select the winners in each category. All the winners will be honored at a black-tie awards gala on Oct. 29, 2023 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.
To nominate, please click here.
“It is always exciting to kick off the NECA Award journey every year and then watch it unfold over six months with the grand finale on the Awards night,” Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, CEO of INE MultiMedia and hostess of celebrity interview series Chai With Manju. “It brings the entire community together from all cross sections. I urge you all to please nominate those who really make a difference and come and celebrate our community in all its glory on Oct 29. Looking forward to see you.”
About 400 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators and community leaders will attend the New England Choice Awards gala on Oct. 29.
If you have a deserving candidate who has made a difference in his/her field or in your community, please click here to nominate. The person or organization must be based in six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News, IndUS Business Journal, Life Sciences Times and Boston Real Estate Times, said that New England Choice Awards is looking for the best of the best in areas of academia, art and culture, business and entrepreneurship, community service, and other categories.
“We look forward to receiving nominations in the categories mentioned above,” said Mr. Mishra. “New England Choice Awards showcase passion, success and service, and we are looking forward to an exciting and empowering gala on Oct. 29, 2023.”
Here are the details about the awards:
ACADEMIA & INNOVATION
This award recognizes an individual working in a University setting or a leader in R&D in a corporation or research institute who has done pioneering/groundbreaking work in his/her field. The breadth and depth of impact they have had in their field will be key criteria. Prestigious awards in the field should also be considered. The alternative to an Academic in research is a senior leader in the administration of a major school or university that is well-known at a top level. Their leadership has helped transform this organization through ground-breaking initiatives or raised the profile of the Indian American community that will make a major impact in the coming years.
ART & CULTURE or ARTIST OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an individual or an organization. If it is an individual, it is given to that individual for protecting, nurturing, or growing their art form and achieving local, national, or international recognition in the process. Prestigious prior awards in the field (e.g., Grammy nomination) will be considered. If it is an organization, it is given to an organization in the New England area whose primary focus is to promote art and culture. A key criterion for this award is the impact the organization has had. Years of operation number of individuals attending/graduating should be considered.
BUSINESS OR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This award recognizes an individual who has had an impact in building or leading a major organization or has been a pioneering entrepreneur. The award looks at the impact created, not just the size of the organization created or the market valuation of the company.
This award recognizes an individual for their years of service provided to one or more organizations to impact not only the Indian American Community but the greater New England community. While the focus is service in the New England area, consistent community service in India should also be factored in.
This award recognizes an organization addressing the needs of one or more communities in New England. The key criteria for this award are the impact of the organization – the number of people or depth of impact on individual people. Large organizations catering solely to causes based outside the U.S. can be considered but will be secondary to organizations focusing on New England or the wider USA.
RISING STAR AWARD
This award recognizes an individual under 30 years of age as of August 1, 2023, for their career trajectory and accomplishments in any field that have achieved national or international recognition. Rather than focusing on academic achievement, this award will place more weight on young adults whose impact on society and a chosen field is significant, considering their age.