The International Splash Awards
The Splash Awards celebrates the best Drupal work and puts clients behind our beloved Drupal projects center-stage. The Splash Awards are being organized in countries all over the world. In 2018, the Splash Awards went international, first in Europe, then the US, allowing the best Drupal projects from all over the world to compete. The next International Splash Awards will take place during DrupalCon Amsterdam, 28-31 october 2019.
Why the Splash Awards?
Renewed initiatives to promote Drupal are vital to maintain a strong market position and enduring success. For this we need to celebrate successes together and put clients center-stage. With the Splash Awards we have an excellent opportunity to put Drupal in front of new business audiences and have our own clients be a testimony for others about what a great digital experience platform we have, backed by a professional community.
Creating the Splash Awards brand
While it’s great to have countries organize a Splash Awards of their own, inconsistencies in rules and guidelines as well as branding materials are persistent and impeding the sustainability of the Splash Awards and positioning its brand within the community as well as outside of it. With the Splash Awards gaining momentum, the need for a consistent brand is essential. A small team of volunteers have taken up the task of reaffirming a strong and sustainable brand for the Splash Awards that can be used by the Drupal community to organize their own regional Splash Awards as well as international ones. This brand will have consistent brand guidelines, visuals and a mission statement with enough flexibility to adapt to regional needs. The new brand will be put to practise immediately in organizing the next International Splash Awards during DrupalCon Amsterdam in conjunction with the Drupal Association and Kuoni. The new brand will be in place mid 2019 and will be finetuned in preparing for the International Splash Awards 2019 in Amsterdam.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi!
While we focus in organizing the International Splash Awards and coordinate the brand, an external brand professional/designer will help us by doing what she does best: create and design the brand. We also need to update the website and distribute the materials for everyone to use. Will you help and chip in? €500 per community/association could make the difference. Any support is welcome, also individually. It would make for an awesome success story if we succeed in getting this done together, not to mention getting this awesome and professional Splash Awards brand to the next level. We will be sure to at least include you on our very own Drupalgive page at Splashawards.org.
Please support us by going to : https://forms.gle/zXhYd6TQfY8tVRob7
Splash Awards Initiative team
The Splash Awards initiative team currently include the following volunteers:
Jeroen van den Berg (NL)
Baddy Sonja Breidert (DE)
Olivier Ritlewski (CH)
Beat Temperli (CH)
Nick Veenhof (BE) and
Imre Gmelig Meijling (NL)
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we are very much looking forward to working together on this.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other channel.