Yes! However, you can only nominate one person or community per category.
Yes! You are welcome to nominate yourself, your community, or someone on your team! Go ahead, toot your own horn.
The judging panel is composed of a group of volunteers who are all members of the CMX Community. Each category has at least two judges, but no more than four. The previous year's winners are all invited to be judges in the same category they won in. Judges are both invited and encouraged to participate, and they are selected based on their industry experience (e.g., folks who work in Developer Relations are assigned to the Developer Relations category) as well as their membership and engagement in the CMX Community (Judges must be members of CMX). We announced our judges on November 27th this year! You can find out more about our judges here: http://www.cmxhub.com/blog/introducing-the-2024-cmx-community-industry-awards-judging-committee
October 26 - November 17: Nominations are open
November 27 - December 31: Public voting is open and Judging panel makes their choices
January 10, 2024: Category finalists are announced!
January 29, 2024: Winners are announced live on Community Manager Appreciation Day, at the virtual CMX Community Industry Awards Ceremony
Community Awards - awarded to a whole community
Customer Support Community
- This is awarded to a community that serves customers and drives customer support and/or success
Growth Marketing Community
-This is awarded to a community that helps drive sales and/or acquisition for a brand or company
User Group Program
-This is awarded to a community-led user group program. Also called chapter programs or distributed events
Best New Community
- This is awarded to a community that has launched or relaunched in 2023, and has shown great success already
Professional Awards - awarded to an individual
B2B Community Professional
- This is awarded to an individual who is building a B2B community
Executive Leader of a Community Team
- This is awarded to an individual who is leading a community team
Nonprofit Community Professional
-This is awarded to an individual who is building or managing a community for a nonprofit organization
-This is awarded to an individual who is building or managing a developer relations community
Gaming Community Professional
-This is awarded to an individual who is building or managing a gaming community
When a nomination is submitted, the CMX team looks at the quality of the nomination.
- Are the questions answered in full?
- Does it meet the minimum criteria (word or character count if applicable, all questions are answered, etc.).
- Is the nominee relevant to the particular category (eg. if they are nominated for Developer Relations, we ensure they actually work in Developer Relations).
- All nominations for one person or community are combined into one nomination (the number of nominations does not determine the success of a nominee).
The nominee must accept the nomination as well, in order for the nomination to move onto the voting round.