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The First Annual Blue Drop Awards Celebrates Innovation

on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 16:57

-       New Community-driven Awards to Recognize Drupal Achievements  -  

AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 21, 2012 – Veteran Drupal community members, including Volacci, Lingotek, Standing Cloud, and Build a Module, announce the launch of the first annual Blue Drop Awards.  The grassroots initiative will spotlight the best-of-the-best in Drupal website development and design.

“We are excited to bring this to the Drupal Community. There is a great deal of phenomenal development work that is undertaken by our members every year and we have come together to create this opportunity to specifically recognize those accomplishments,” said Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci.

Blue Drop Awards organizers are calling on members of the community to nominate and vote on the following categories:

Best Enterprise Website Built With Drupal

Best Business Website Built With Drupal

Best Marketplace Website Built With Drupal

Best Social Website Built With Drupal

Best Non-Profit/Education Website Built With Drupal

Best Media Website Built With Drupal

Best Personal Website Built With Drupal

Best Interesting Website Built With Drupal

Drupal Website of the Year

The website with the highest overall votes will be named The Drupal Website of the Year.

Representing more than 630,000 contributors and developers, Drupal is the largest, most active open-source technology community in the world. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. With thousands of sites leveraging Drupal, the new awards program is designed to be the first democratic, voter-driven recognition program for Drupal members.

To Nominate and Volunteer:

Nominations open February 21 and can be made by submitting sites for consideration to

Organizers of the Blue Drop Awards are currently seeking additional volunteers to review nominations in order to identify the top 10 in each category.

Open community voting to identify winners in each category will kick-off on March 15. Winners will be announced on March 27.

For more information on how to volunteer or participate as a sponsor, please contact Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci at (512) 632-4222 or