Superuser Awards nominations are open for the Sydney Summit.

Nominations for the OpenStack Summit Sydney Superuser Awards are open and will be accepted through midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) September 8.

All nominees will be reviewed by the community and the Superuser editorial advisors will determine the winner that will be announced onstage at the Summit in November.

The Superuser Awards recognize teams using OpenStack to meaningfully improve business and differentiate in a competitive industry, while also contributing back to the community.

Teams of all sizes are encouraged to apply. If you fit the bill, or know a team that does, we encourage you to submit a nomination here.

Each team should submit the application in the appropriate category. After the community has a chance to review all nominees, the Superuser editorial advisors will narrow it down to four finalists and select the winner.

Launched at the Paris Summit in 2014, the community has continued to award winners at every Summit to users who show how OpenStack is making a difference and provide strategic value in their organization. Past winners include CERN, Comcast, NTT GroupAT&T and China Mobile.

The OpenStack community will have the chance to review the list of nominees, how they are running OpenStack, what open source technologies they are using and the ways they are contributing back to the OpenStack community.

Then, the Superuser editorial advisors will review the submissions, narrow the nominees down to four finalists and review the finalists to determine the winner based on the submissions.

When evaluating winners for the Superuser Award, judges take into account the unique nature of use case(s), as well as integrations and applications of OpenStack performed by a particular team.

Additional selection criteria includes how the workload has transformed the company’s business, including quantitative and qualitative results of performance as well as community impact in terms of code contributions, feedback, knowledge sharing and the number of Certified OpenStack Administrators (COAs) on staff.

Winners will take the stage at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney. Submissions are open now until September 8, 2017. You’re invited to nominate your team or nominate a Superuser here.

For more information about the Superuser Awards, please visit http://superuser.openstack.org/awards.