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Manning awards for innovative talent has entry deadline of Feb. 15

Calgary, AB -- Jan. 7, 2002 -- The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been recognizing and encouraging innovat...


Calgary, AB — Jan. 7, 2002 — The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been recognizing and encouraging innovation in Canada since 1982. By means of a nomination, Canadian resident citizens, who have demonstrated recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure, may be eligible for one of these awards:

There are four main awards presented: the Principal Award ($100,000), the Award of Distinction ($25,000), and two Innovation Awards ($10,000 each).

Award winners are recognized for their innovative achievement and receive their cash award at an invitational dinner and ceremony held in a different city of Canada in the fall of each year.

In addition, the Young Canadian Program, introduced in 1992, recognizes eight innovative projects selected by a team of judges at the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair. Each project receives $500, which is presented at the Science Fair award ceremonies. A further judging process then selects four projects from the eight to receive $4,000 Manning Young Canadian Innovation Awards at the annual awards ceremony.

Entry deadline for the awards is Feb. 15, 2002. For more information, contact the Manning Innovation Awards, #3900, 421 – 7 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4K9, tel. 403-266-7571, fax 403-266-8320, e-mail manning@aec.ca, or visit www.manningawards.ca on the Internet.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor