Nominations for the 10th annual NCEITA 21 Awards will close on Friday.

Grant Thornton is handling the selection process along with past and present leaders of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association.

Winners will be announced on November 18.

“We’ve been impressed with the response and quality of the nominations submitted for this year’s NCEITA 21 Awards,” said Mike McGuire, managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Carolinas practice. “The number and caliber of this year’s nominees provide further validation that North Carolina’s technology community is growing strong. We look forward to an exciting selection process and the announcement of the NCEITA 21 award winners in November.”

Awards are grouped in five categories: technology industry awards, stage of development awards, functional awards, leadership awards and excellence awards.

NCEITA also presents an Outstanding Achievement Award to an individual who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the advancement of the IT industry.

For additional information on the awards, visit: www.nceita.org