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2015 Winners Announced

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Twelve finalists from around Northwest BC displayed their most creative ideas and competed for thousands of dollars in cash prizes at SNCIRE's 2015 Northwest Innovation Challenge in Terrace last week. And the winners are....

Mountain Prize $1,500 - Best Innovation
Awarded on strength of innovation, regional relevancy, impact, appeal of proposed display, enthusiasm and potential for commercialization.
Sponsored by Spectra Energy and Pacific Northwest LNG.
Chris Barton – Reflectorless Survey Targets

Tree Prize $1,000 – Runner-Up Innovation
Awarded on strength of innovation, regional relevancy, impact, appeal of proposed display, enthusiasm and potential for commercialization.
Sponsored by Spectra Energy and Pacific Northwest LNG.
Alyson Watt and Simone Crook – Squeezed

Bio-Product Prize $1,500
Awarded for the most innovative use of a bio-product. Sponsored by Terrace Community Forest.
Wanita Simpson – Cardboard Cat Trees

Thrive North Commercialization Prize $1,500
Awarded to the innovation considered to have the best potential for commercialization. Sponsored by BG Canada and Futurpreneur Canada as part of the ThriveNorth Initiative.
Peter Greene and Alfred Schaefer – BC Fish App

Northwest Prize $1,000
Awarded for the innovation that best addresses the needs and opportunities of Northern B.C., the innovation that is most clearly "of the North, for the North". Sponsored by UNBC & SNCIRE.
Tony Walker – Shames Mountain Micro-Hydro

People's Choice $500
Voted on and chosen by anonymous public ballot. Sponsored by Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.
Adon Wiebe – WormWorks Vermicompost

$250 awarded to each finalist
To create a display for the Northwest Innovation Challenge. Sponsored by Lakelse Financial, Barton Construction, Stantec, Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association and BCIC-New Ventures, McElhanney, Silvertip Signs and Promotion, Northwest Community College.

The Northwest Innovation Challenge is an annual event that aims to celebrate and support innovation and innovators in Northwest BC.

Photos on SNCIRE's facebook page!