imageEach year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This year is no exception, and once again, winners of these prestigious awards will receive a collection of fantastic prizes, including: acknowledgement in press releases, a marketing kit (which includes award logos, local press templates, and Web banners) with which to promote their accomplishments, signs and other acknowledgement throughout WPC, on-stage recognition, congratulations from key Microsoft executives, entrance to an awards luncheon, and more.

To win one of these awards, you must get your nominations in though and your time to get those nominations in is about up. In fact, the deadline is just days away (April 5, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time)! We have several resources available for you to help you on your endeavor to submit your nomination and here they are:

There are many different WPC 2013 Partner of the Year Awards you can submit nominations for:

Application Award

  • Office/SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year
  • Windows 8 App Developer Partner of the Year

Citizenship Awards

  • Humanitarian Response Citizenship Partner of the Year
  • Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship Partner of the Year
  • YouthSpark Citizenship Partner of the Year

Cloud Awards

  • Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Cloud Partner of the Year - Enterprise Customers (CA and EPG)
  • Cloud Partner of the Year - Small and Medium Business (SMB)
  • Start-Up Partner of the Year - Emerging Markets
  • Start-Up Partner of the Year - Developed Markets

Competency Awards: Application Platform

  • Application Development Partner of the Year
  • Application Integration Partner of the Year
  • Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
  • Business Intelligence Partner of the Year
  • Data Platform Partner of the Year

Competency Awards: Business Productivity

  • Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year
  • Communications Partner of the Year
  • Messaging Partner of the Year
  • Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

Competency Awards: Core Infrastructure

  • Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year
  • Identity and Access Partner of the Year
  • Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year
  • Server Platform Partner of the Year

Competency Awards: CRM and ERP

  • Customer Relationship Management Partner of the Year
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Partner of the Year

Competency Awards: Cross Platform Solutions

  • Digital Marketing Partner of the Year
  • Distributor Partner of the Year
  • Hosting Partner of the Year
  • Learning Partner of the Year
  • Mobility Partner of the Year
  • OEM Partner of the Year
  • Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year
  • Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

Competency Awards: Small and Medium Business

  • Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Small Business Partner of the Year

Country Partner of the Year

Microsoft Dynamics

  • Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year
  • Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year

Public Sector

  • Public Sector: Education Partner of the Year
  • Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year
  • Public Sector: Health Partner of the Year
  • Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security Partner of the Year

Sales Excellence

  • Sales Specialist of the Year
  • Presales Technical Specialist of the Year

Now get your nominations in so you have your chance to win one of these awards and good luck to all of you! I look forward to seeing you all at WPC 2013 this summer.

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