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The Finalists of the 2022 Community Industry Awards

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January 11, 2022
May 19, 2023

The 2022 Community Industry Awards are the second annual celebration of the best in the community industry. These awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on the people and the communities who are making waves in this industry, making a difference, and building incredible spaces for their members.2021 was another challenging year for many of us, and the the CMX team is ready to celebrate our community. Every single nomination for this year's awards was incredibly impressive—the challenges, the resilience, the successes. You nominated over 400 people and companies for this year's awards season, proving that YOU are also ready to celebrate the incredible work being done in this industry.After all nominations were submitted and counted, we opened the vote up to the entire industry. We received over 20,000 votes! Thanks to everyone who participated and made their voices heard.Next, our panel of expert judges had a chance to read the nominations and cast their votes. We took into consideration the popular votes and, combined with the scores from our judges, determined the top 3 finalists in each category of the Community Industry Awards. I'm thrilled to share them with you (for full information about how winners are chosen, check our FAQs at the bottom of this page).Join us on Monday, Jan 24, 10:00 AM (PST) for the 2022 Community Industry Awards LIVE Ceremony!

The Community Awards

The Community Awards are given to outstanding communities that are raising the bar for the industry. These include:

Customer Success Community of the Year

Awarded to a team building a customer success/support community

Our finalists:

  • Sage
  • Blue Prism
  • Qualtrics

Growth Marketing Community of the Year

Awarded to a team building an acquisition community, and using a community-driven marketing strategy.

Our finalists:

  • UiPath
  • Asana
  • Course Hero

User Group Program of the Year

Awarded to a team building a distributed events, user group, chapter program

Our finalists:

  • UiPath
  • AWS
  • Workday

Best New Community 2022

Awarded to a community that has shown significant growth and success since launching in 2021

Our finalists:

  • Zoom
  • Lenovo Legion (Gaming Community)
  • Freshworks

The Professional Awards

The Community Professional of the Year Awards are given to outstanding individuals working in community.

Executive Leader of a Community Team 2022

Awarded to a Community Professional. This is like the Best Director category

Our finalists:

  • Amrita Bhowmick, Health Union
  • Jayvee Nava, Peloton Interactive
  • Corina Gheonea, UiPath

Community Professional of the Year - Developer Relations

Awarded to a Community Professional building a community for Developer Relations

Our finalists:

  • Merve Isler, Google
  • Cherish Santoshi, SAWO Labs
  • Andreea Tomescu, UiPath

Community Professional of the Year - Nonprofit Organization

Awarded to a Community Professional building a community for a nonprofit organization

Our finalists:

  • Vanessa Cast, Madres Emprendedoras en Español
  • Warren Carlyle IV, Octonation - The World's Largest Octopus Fan Club
  • Haneefah Abdurrahman Lekki, Ingressive For Good

Community Professional of the Year for - Gaming Community

Awarded to a Community Professional building a community for a gaming organization

Our finalists:

  • Mattie Fairchild, Manticore Games
  • Corey Andress, Take-Two Interactive
  • Bo de Vries, Guerrilla

Community Professional of the Year - Education Community

Awarded to a Community Professional of an education organization, building a community

Our finalists:

  • Medina Mckinney, Black Parents Association
  • Shadab Ashraf, Udacity
  • Linda Porter, Certified Community Manager Study Group

Community Professional of the Year - B2B Community

Awarded to a Community Professional building a community in the B2B space.

Our finalists:

  • Erica Moss, Atlassian
  • Lauren Krawitz, Qualtrics
  • Vibhor Shrivastava, UiPath

The CMX Awards

CMX Connect Chapter of the Year

Awarded to the CMX Connect chapter that showed exemplary growth, engagement, and success of their own chapter, as well as helping their community of fellow CMX Connect Hosts.

Our finalists:

  • CMX Connect Lagos
  • CMX Connect London
  • CMX Connect Colombia

Communiteer of the Year

Awarded to the a member of the Communiteer who is responsible for the most of the total Communiteer engagement.

Find out who the CMX'er of the Year is at the LIVE Awards ceremony!

CMX'er of the Year

Awarded to the a member of the CMX Community who stood out as helpful to other members, contributing to the discussion spaces, and engaging with the community throughout the year.

Find out who the CMX'er of the Year is at the LIVE Awards ceremony!

The Best of the Year Awards

Think of these as essentially the Best Actor/Actress and Best Picture for the Community Industry Awards.

This year, we changed things up. The Best of the Year categories were chosen directly from the pool of nominees, and voted on by our expert judges!

Community Professional of the Year 2022

Awarded to the best overall Community Professional. This is like the Best Actor and Actress categories..

Find out who the Community Professional of the Year is at the LIVE Awards ceremony!

Community of the Year 2022

Awarded to the best overall Community team. This is like the Best Picture category.

Find out who the Community of the Year is at the LIVE Awards ceremony!

Help us celebrate!

Congratulations to every single one of our 2022 nominees. You have each done such incredible work this past year, and deserve to be recognized. Our hope is you wear your 2022 nominee badge with pride!Thank you to all our judges for the time and energy they spent reading through each nomination, and making some very tricky decisions. Your nominations made our judge's job a challenge!Join us on Community Manager Appreciation Day, January 24th, for the 2022 Community Industry Awards LIVE Ceremony!

January 11, 2022
May 19, 2023

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