Innovator Awards

Call for Submissions Now Open!

Winners Announced at Kong Summit 2021 on September 28, 2021

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The inaugural Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards shines 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.

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 24, 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 28, 2021.

What can winners expect?

All winners will be recognized on stage (or virtually) at the awards ceremony during Kong Summit 2021 on September 28, 2021. 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 stage at the awards ceremony with Kong Co-Founders Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino.