June 28, 2022
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API Innovator Awards spotlight outstanding Kong projects and community users

Eric Pulsifer
Kong Content Team

Each year at Kong Summit, we shine a light on projects and people ahead of the pack in their use of Kong. And what better way to do that than with a shiny gorilla statue. We call them the API Innovator Awards.

The API Innovator Awards recognize outstanding and future-facing projects from Kong customers and community users.

This year's awards will be presented September 29 at the Kong Summit 2022 in San Francisco. Submissions are currently open for nominees.

The awards — which were previously known as the Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards — celebrate the visionaries diving headfirst into digital transformation and driving end-to-end connectivity across modern microservices architectures.

2021 award winners included Angelo Ovidi of Kore Labs, Australia Post, Standard Chartered Bank, and Koyed.

API Innovator Award submissions are open

Got a project or use case that deserves recognition? We want to hear from you!

Submissions are open through August 11. Visit the API Innovator Awards page for more details and to submit a nomination.

Customers and community users can submit Kong projects or use cases (including Kong Enterprise, Kong Konnect, Kong Gateway, Kuma, and Insomnia) from the past five years that deserve the spotlight.

Judges evaluate submissions and select winners with consideration given to the use case, challenges faced, innovative solution, and unique differentiators. Winners will be notified in early September and listed on this awards page after the ceremony at Kong Summit 2022.

Register for Kong Summit 2022

Kong Summit, now in its fifth year, is the conference for the builders and leaders taming the API jungle. This year's event takes place from September 27-29 at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Registration is now open. Visit the Kong Summit 2022 page to get tickets and more information.