Announcing Blue Drop Awards 2012
As Drupal grows, it is important to recognize the innovative people and companies driving our success and to promote Drupal to the world beyond the community. While the Drupal software has won many prestigious awards, the front-line contributors and companies rarely receive proper recognition. It's time we changed that.
Get ready for the first annual Blue Drop Awards.
On March 27, 2012, awards will be given in the following categories:
Drupal Website of the Year
Best Enterprise Website Built With Drupal
Best Business Website Built With Drupal
Best Marketplace Website Built With Drupal
Best Social Website Built With Drupal
Best Non-Profit/Education Website Built With Drupal
Best Media Website Built With Drupal
Best Personal Website Built With Drupal
Best Interesting Website Built With Drupal
Blue Drop Awards is a community-nominated, community-voted event. It exists to promote Drupal as a whole, as well as to honor the individual winners.
The need for more Drupal marketing has been expressed publicly by many leaders in the community. Dave Terry's blog post "A Drupal Crisis Point: Losing the Marketing War", Dries’ keynote address at Drupalcon London, the marketing group on g.d.o., and even a recent Drupal Easy podcast have all shared this sentiment. Simply put, Blue Drop Awards is a new way to get the word out about Drupal.
But we need your help! Please take a moment to create an account and nominate your favorite websites from the past year. Then, help get the word out by tweeting, blogging, Facebooking, posting to D.o, chatting on IRC, newsletters, local meet-ups, etc. This is your excuse (as if you needed one) to tell the world about Drupal. We'll be doing some PR to raise interest in Drupal and the awards. Keep your eyes open for it!
Call for Volunteers:
There is still a lot to be done for Blue Drop Awards to be a success and we need help from the community. Please contact us and let us know how you can help. We are in search of committee members and volunteers of all talents. Please help if you can. Start by visiting our Volunteer page. Thank you!
Blue Drop Awards: Celebrating Drupal Innovation.