The Journal Record http://journalrecord.com/ hosts a number of honoring competitions annually, citing leadership and successes over a variety of environments in Oklahoma. Of the collection , which recognizes age and gender categories, CEO functions and Innovators, which is somewhat unique in the mix.
The Journal Record is probably most famous to the world for having been housed in the building next door to the Murrah Federal Building, which was the site of the most severe terroristic act on American soil at the time of it's occurance in Oklahoma City. April 19, 1995. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing
The Journal Record is a readable and informative newspaper that addresses business and other news and events from a variety of angles of interest for Oklahoman's, and others interested in Oklahoma news.
The Innovators contest is a smattering of all kinds of things, though inventions and things science often are at the forefront, if not the hands down winner. http://journalrecord.com/innovator-of-the-year/
Sometimes, the inventiveness is known to all Oklahoman's, and other times, the identified winner has a niche in their professional world, but it is not familiar to the community at large. So the Journal Record Innovators Contest highlights this option is both a clever and educational foray.
Notice was posted Friday December 13th, that entries and nominations were being accepted now through the 20th of January, 2014.
Here are some other links for persons interested in inventing, innovations and science advancement in Oklahoma.
The OU Research complex was granted top honors for it's campus and options. http://www.examiner.com/article/go-science-university-of-oklahoma-resear...
This last link noting a seeemingly very important multi-layered group who posts bids on science and research advancements in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has many ways of celebrating and noting community efforts to advance in unique and creative ways. http://www.oeta.tv/component/video/731.html. The Journal Record honors are just part of that process.
It will be interesting to see what kind of innovator goes first this year.