The Second Annual Blue Drop Awards Celebrates Drupal Innovation

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The Blue Drop Awards is community-driven and celebrates the best in Drupal achievements.

Blue Drop Awards 2013

“We got a great response from the Drupal community during the inaugural Blue Drop Awards campaign so we are excited to do it bigger and better in 2013,” said Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci.

Veteran Drupal community members, including Volacci, Door3 and Unleashed Technologies, announce the launch of the second annual Blue Drop Awards. Created in 2012, Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, event that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of the open-source content management system, Drupal.

“We got a great response from the Drupal community during the inaugural Blue Drop Awards campaign so we are excited to do it bigger and better in 2013,” said Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci. “The Blue Drop Awards are a great way to highlight and celebrate Drupal developers’ stellar innovations.”

Drupal projects and the people behind them will be nominated by the Drupal community. Finalists will be selected by the Blue Drop Awards Nominating Committee based on Drupal innovation, use of Drupal best practices, content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality and overall experience.

Media sponsors for the 2013 Blue Drop Awards include CMSWire and Linux Journal.

Blue Drop Awards organizers are calling on members of the community to nominate and vote on the following categories:

Website:
Best B2C website
Best B2B website
Best Government website
Best Health Care website
Best Education website
Best Political Website
Best Marketplace/eCommerce Website
Best Retail Website
Best Social Website
Best Media Website
Best Entertainment Website
Best Sports Website
Best Religion and Spirituality Website
Best Non-Profit Website
Best Fundraising Website
Best Advocacy Website
Best Association Website
Best Personal Website
Best Weird Website

Cross Category:
Drupal Website of the Year
Best Integrated Mobile Experience

Non-Website
Drupal Book of the Year
Drupal Module of the Year
Drupal Theme of the Year
Drupal Event of the Year

Representing more than 630,000 contributors and developers, Drupal is the largest, most active open-source technology community in the world. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. With thousands of sites leveraging Drupal, the new awards program is designed to be the first democratic, voter-driven recognition program for Drupal members.

To Nominate and Volunteer:

Nominations open February 26 and can be made by submitting sites for consideration to http://www.bluedropawards.org.

Open community voting to identify winners in each category will kick-off on April 15 and will last unil May 5. Winners will be announced on May 22 at an awards ceremony held at DrupalCon Portland.

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