With the nomination phase of this year’s Community Choice Awards in full swing, let’s take a look at the who, what, when, where, and how of the competition. Here are the 5 things you need to know about the ProZ.com Community Choice Awards:
What are the ProZ.com Community Choice Awards?
They are a means through which members of the ProZ.com community are able to publicly recognize those language professionals who are active, influential, or otherwise extraordinary in various media throughout the industry.
There are two main award categories: translation-related and interpretation-related. Within these categories are various sub-categories such as best blog, best website, best trainer, and best conference speaker, to name a few.
The Community Choice Awards are hosted by ProZ.com on an annual basis, this year being the second one of its kind.
Who can participate?
Nominations, voting, and winners are determined entirely by the ProZ.com community. If you are a member of the site, you can participate in the Community Choice Awards.
Don’t have a profile with ProZ.com yet? You can register with the site for free here.
How can I nominate recipients for this award?
Simply visit http://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards/nominations to get started in nominating this year’s award recipients, or to propose additional award categories (you will need to be logged-in to participate). Don’t wait, the nomination phase will be ending soon!
When will I find out who won?
Nominations may be submitted through August 14th. The voting phase will then commence on August 20th and last until September 22nd. The winners of this year’s Community Choice Awards will be announced on September 30th, just in time for International Translation Day.
Where can I go to see last year’s winners and learn more about this event?
You can see last year’s winners here: http://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards/community-choice-awards/vote
You may also want to have a look at a past Translator T.O. post featuring the winners of the 2013 Community Choice Awards in the “Best blog” category: https://prozcomblog.com/2013/12/03/the-proz-com-community-choice-awards-translators-anonymous/
For more information on these awards, be sure to check out the FAQs: http://www.proz.com/faq/158083#158083