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UPDATE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 16.

Calling all companies, artists, gamers, makers, app and software developers, roboticists, musicians, designers, advertising agencies, corporations working in research & creativity, new media educators, and new media creators! If you’re working with creative technology, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is looking for you to enter the 2012 Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards. Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been helping southwestern Pennsylvania’s technology companies succeed. Their Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards and Interactive Exhibition is a premiere event in our region. It honors this year’s best and brightest regional creative technology projects.

This year’s event will feature:

  • A better-than-ever Interactive Exhibition of DATA Award finalists
  • Special Art + Tech performances
  • An interactive People’s Choice Award
  • The DATA Create-A-Video Contest

You can click here to download a 2012 DATA Award entry form. The deadline for entries is Monday, March 5, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012. Entries will be judged based on level of excellence in three categories: Innovation, Creativity and Use of Technology. All entries should demonstrate quality in all three areas. More information is available on their website.

You can view a video highlight reel of the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 15 Minutes Gallery below.