2014 New Zealand Open Source Awards - submit your nominations now!

Nominations for the 2014 New Zealand Open Source Awards are officially open.

The New Zealand Open Source Awards are designed to recognise and promote

  • the contributions of New Zealanders to free and open source projects and free and open source philosophy

  • exemplary use of free and open source by New Zealand organisations.

The last awards, held in 2012, celebrated a wide range of people and organizations that made a significant impact in their sectors or communities with open source. Winners included Piwik, GNS Science and Totara LMS.

Nominations for the 2014 awards are open for the best use of open source in the following categories: Business, Education, Government, Art and Science and Social Services. There are also awards for: Best Project and Best Contributor. All finalists are then entered into the People's Choice Award.

This year, the panel of judges is comprised of Dr. Fabiana Kubke, Francois Marier, Dave Lane, Dr. Brenda Chawner, Brenda Wallace, Amber Craig and David Nind. The judging panel is chaired by Donald Christie.

The New Zealand's open source community will gather on November 12th to celebrate those businesses, projects and individuals that have been recognized by their peers as representing the best open source endeavours over the last two years

All of the details, and an online nomination form, are on the NZOSA website.

Update: Nominations have been extended! They now close on 21 July 2014.

Please send any questions to awards@nzosa.org.nz!