The Drupal community has just announced the winners of the inaugural Global Splash Awards. The Splash Awards were originally founded by Taco Potze, Bert Boerland, and Imre Gmelig Meijling. For this first international award show, Drupal development and design leaders from around the world gathered in Seattle for the awards ceremony in mid-April, where 14 winners across 13 categories were announced, with 1 tie. The awards were held in conjunction with DrupalCon Seattle 2019. The Splash Awards recognize the best Drupal projects on the web. Each digital experience represents a step forward in digital innovation, and a new model for others to follow.
Michel van Velde, co-organizer of this year's awards, said:
It is wonderful to see the Splash Awards come both to North America and to a global audience for the first time." Co-organizer Baddy Breidert added, "With the wider reach of audience, we saw an outstanding level of projects nominated and showcased at this ceremony.
A total of 109 nominations were submitted, across 13 categories. In the tight field, there was a tie for project of the year: Lullabot for JSON:API and the City of Detroit, Michigan for their government municipal site detroitmi.gov. Other categories and winners include:
- E-Commerce: Rob Edwards Freelance, Apex Running
- Corporate: Elevated Third, Central Square
- Design/UX: Burst, Chupa Chups
- Non-Profit: Made It Digital, Memory of Nations
- Education: Connect-i, Opigno
- Government: City of Detroit, detroitmi.gov
- Publishing / Media: Lemberg Solutions, Monda Magazin
- Tools / Apps: Genuine Interactive, FotoOppTM
- Social / Community: Phase2, Pinterest
- Theme: Last Call Media, Mass.gov
- Care / Healthcare: Mediamonks, Montefiore - Orthopedics
- Best module: Lullabot, JSON: API
Edgar Montes from the City of Detroit, Michigan, and tied winner for Project of the Year, said:
We like to believe that our dedication to the people of Detroit has helped us deliver a website that can serve the needs of the city and its people; a majority of the web team lives within the city and we make a point of trying to understand the needs of every part of the site and how to best convey the information it contains. It's important to us to try to demonstrate that great things continue to come out of a city which has seen its fair share of struggles and triumphs.”
Both the Splash Awards and the DrupalCon conferences bring the world community together; big agencies and small independent developers, all using Drupal and harnessing the power of open source. The next European Splash Awards will be held in conjunction with DrupalCon Europe 2019, taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October 2019.
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This article was published in Drupal.org on May 1st 2019. https://www.drupal.org/about/in-the-news/blog/drupal-global-splash-awards-announced-in-seattle