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Winners Announced at
Kong Summit 2022 on September 29, 2022


The annual API Innovator Awards shine a light on the impressive projects our customers and community users have taken on while using Kong. They recognize the innovative individuals and teams who have accelerated digital transformation within their organizations to drive end-to-end connectivity through modern microservices architectures. Nominations are now closed. Winners will be notified by early September.

Who Can Submit a Nomination?

Kong encourages all customers and community users to submit any Kong project or use case (including Kong Enterprise, Kong Konnect, Kong Gateway, Kuma and Insomnia) over the past five years that deserves recognition.

Once the call for submissions closes on August 11, the judges will evaluate each submission and select winners and categories depending on the use case, challenges faced, innovative solution and unique differentiators.

Winners will be notified in early September and will be listed on this awards page after the awards ceremony at Kong Summit on September 29, 2022.

What Can Winners Expect?

All winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony during Kong Summit 2022 on September 29, 2022. Winners will also receive a trophy, recognition via social promotion and a press release, a promotional toolkit, a donation to a charity (Kong will provide the funding and the list of charity options) and a chance to chat on a panel at the awards ceremony.