What are the Umbraco Awards?

About the Umbraco Awards

Umbraco Awards in the form that it has today was first started in 2017. The purpose written back then is still true today:

“The purpose of the Umbraco Awards is to recognize the community and partners for the best solutions in and around Umbraco and showcase these as an inspiration for others.”

Submissions can be sent by anyone, and they will be evaluated and scored by a jury that will end up choosing the winners.

The awards jury

The jury consists of five people and since 2019, the majority of the jury members has been found among the Umbraco partners and in the Umbraco community.

It is not allowed to be in the jury if your company submitted a project as an award candidate. 

We are inviting jury members with the aim of having as diverse a jury as possible, enabling them to evaluate the submissions based both on the technical details and the commercial aspects of the submissions.

Previous jury members

Jury members - Umbraco awards 2020

  • Ebba Burenius - Business Director at Limetta
  • Andreas van Amerongen - Project Manager at The Valley
  • Emma Garland - Senior Software Developer at Rock Solid Knowledge
  • Martin Wülser Larsen - Online Communications Dragoon at Umbraco
  • Anders Trans Sørensen - Major Friend Maker at Umbraco

 

Jury members - Umbraco awards 2019

  • Elizabeth Gibbons - Director of Client Services at Zeroseven
  • Shane Marsden - Partner, Technical Director at Durable
  • Joel Spence - Chief Growth Officer at Twentysix
  • Martin Wülser Larsen - Online Communications Dragoon at Umbraco
  • Anders Trans Sørensen - Major Friend Maker at Umbraco

 

Jury members - Umbraco awards 2018

  • Carol Rennie Logan - Development Team Leader at Equator
  • Tony Cortinas - Vice President and Co-founder at Marathon Consulting
  • Claus Jensen - Developer at the Night’s Watch at Umbraco
  • Jim Aabenholt Jensen - Chief Support Warrior at Umbraco
  • Anders Trans Sørensen - Major Friend Maker at Umbraco

 

Jury members - Umbraco Awards 2017

  • Adam Shallcross Account Director & Founder at COGWORKS
  • Anders Trans Sørensen - Major Friend Maker at Umbraco
  • Rune Hem Strand - Product Owner at Umbraco
  • Stephan Gay - Core developer at Umbraco

 

The jury process

The jury is sent the lists with award submissions prior to the jury meeting, where they are asked to rank their favourite candidates by giving three submissions in each award category points. Each jury member can give 1, 2 and 3 points in each category.

After that, all points are summed up and the jury meets to talk about the submissions. Often there are clear winners already at this point, but some submissions might be at a tie. The jury is in touch until they have reached an agreement on which of the submissions they can agree should be the winner.

The jury is also asked to pick their favorite submissions from across the categories and bring them to the meeting, for the “Jury’s choice” award. This will be discussed and voted on at the Jury meeting until a winner is found.

Being declared a winner in one category does not mean that the submission is taken out of the remaining categories. Thus, a single submission can win multiple awards if it is picked as the best submission by the jury in multiple categories. 



Umbraco Award Winners

Umbraco awards 2020

  • Best Cloud Solution - Cold Banana with the platform for Imperial Tobacco Group
  • Best Custom Solution - Perplex Digital with the platform for Athlon International
  • Best Design - Novicell with the site for The Copenhagen Metro
  • Best Editing Experience - IMPACT with the site hyundai.dk
  • Best Gold Partner Solution -  Perplex Digital with the platform for Athlon International
  • Best Certified Partner Solution - True People with the Infinite Content Picker
  • Jury's Choice Award - Mentor Digital with the Tenpin website & booking engine

 

Umbraco Awards 2019

  • Best Cloud Solution - The Reference with the site for Vivaldis
  • Best Custom Solution - Perplex Digital with the site for Wagenborg Ferry Services 
  • Best Design - Yoyo Design with the site A Story About Trusts
  • Best Editing Experience - The Scylla Group, Inc with the site for Rubbermaid Commercial Products
  • Best New Tech - DotControl with the project National Geographic Photo Contest
  • Best Package - SSA Backend with the package Tinifier
  • Best Gold Partner Solution -  Perplex Digital with the site for Wagenborg Ferry Services
  • Best Certified Partner Solution - Yoyo Design with the site A Story About Trusts
  • Jury's Choice Award - Phosphor Ltd Trading as Phosphor Essence with the project Niska Robotics Ice Cream Bar Kiosks and POS Interface

 

Umbraco Awards 2018

  • Best Cloud Solution - GORM Agency A/S with the site Tuborg.dk implemented on a baseline built by Umbrella
  • Best Custom Solution - Perplex Digital with the Mercedes-Benz Private lease platform
  • Best Design - Novicell with the site: lighthouseaarhus.dk
  • Best Editing Experience - Perplex Digital with the site: dirkzwager.nl
  • Best New Tech: Compent with the site for Shamballa Jewels
  • Best Package: Outfield Digital with Fluidity
  • Best Case Study: Council of the European Union, with the site: consilium.europa.eu
  • Best Gold Partner Solution -  DIS/PLAY with the site: nextkbh.dk
  • Best Certified Partner Solution - Site Point GmbH with the site: hierbinichgast.de
  • Jury's Choice Award - Novicell with Benns.dk

 

Umbraco Awards 2017

  • Best Technical Solution - Vertica A/S for the site: sanistaal.com
  • Best editing experience - Spring/Summer for the site: advance.dk
  • Best designed site - NetConstruct for the site: www.netconstruct.co.uk
  • Best Package Awards
    • Dominant Color Picker by Brendan Rokebrand
    • Umbraco Forms on Perplex Steroids by Jeffrey Schoemaker
    • NEXU by Dave Woestenborg
  • Jury's Choice Award - Offroadcode UK for the site: olympicholidays.com