The deadline to nominate individuals and companies for the annual North Carolina Technology Association “21” awards is Friday, Sept. 21.

The theme of this year’s program is “A Blockbuster Year.” The banquet and awards program is set for Nov. 15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

Awards are presented in five categories: Technology Industry, Stage of Development, Functional, Leadership and Excellence. One person also will be picked for the “Outstanding Achievement Award.”

For nomination forms and other information, see the NCTA Web site.