The Neos Award 2020 format was a success!
Let's do it again with a few minor adjustments.

Online Neos Award 2021

The Neos Award 2021 will be broadcasted live from the NeosCon 2021 event, which will take place on 7th - 8th May 2021 in Dresden, Germany. Last year's format proved successful and will be continued with a few adjustments to the submission and the award process.

TL; DR

  • The Online Neos Award 2021 will take place on May 7th 2021 Dresden, Germany
  • Two main categories: Neos Award and Dedication Award
  • We will nominate 6 submissions for each main category and announce them before the award will take place
  • No entry fee
  • Deadline for submissions: April 16th 2021
  • Live Broadcast Event
  • We will pre-produce short introduction videos for the nominees

If you get nominated...

This year we will announce 6 submissions for each main category in advance and invite you to join us via live stream or as a participant on site in Dresden. Pls, note that you can't bring your team to Dresden for obvious reasons.

The Award trophies

Since we don't charge you any submission fee, and you might not be in Dresden anyway, we can't hand over a beautiful trophy. If you want to have one regardless, we can produce one for you at your own expense.

Submissions

Please send your submission for the Neos Award to conference@neos.io until April 16th 2021.

Important: No submission fee this year

Just as every year you can present your project in your unique way and preferred style. But in order to make a solid base judgment for your project we introduce some very basic minimum requirements for a submission:

  • Name of the project
  • Min. one frontend screenshot
  • Min. one backend screenshot
  • Description
    • what is the project about
    • why is your project Award-worthy
  • If and how the project fulfills the award criteria
    • Performance/SEO
    • UX for editors
    • UI/UX for users
    • Technical Stack
    • Extensibility (Packages and UI Plugins)
    • Community Contribution
    • Boost (impact for Neos CMS brand)
  • URL to the project
  • Consent to use the content (as stated below)

NOTE: It's in your own interest to point out the key features as good as possible. Previous years had shown that this was not always the case. In some cases, it was impossible to grasp your intentions and take that fully into account for the assessment. Just keep in mind that facts are key and screenshots are of great help! 

Package development 

Just to be clear: You can also submit Neos Packages and Neos UI plugins you might have built in order to achieve certain extensibility goals as long as those packages are open-source-licensed. 

Consent and content for the brand

If you win an award, we would like to put your best work of the year into the spotlight and present it on neos.io. No worries, we will do that together and only with your consent. But with your submission, you agree with the primary interest of sharing details of your project. If there is a strong argument against it, just let us know. It should not prevent you from submitting your project.

  • Neos Award winners will be presented via a case study on neos.io
  • Dedicaton Award winners will be presented via a blog post on neos.io
  • Award participants may be stated and customer logos shown on neos.io with a backlink to the customer or agency 
    (Please send consent with your submission)

Award Categories:

IMPORTANT: Your submission is for both categories, and the jury will assign the projects to one of the main classes

Dedication/Impact Award:

This category is all about: “Do things that others don’t”. The Award category does not follow a specific set of markers and is purely based on the submission we get. The jury will evaluate winners based on terms like sustainability, innovation, society/community impact or spirit. Those terms apply to the project or the company or agency.

Just to be clear, those categories could shift based on the submissions we get! This category is all about dedication regardless of budget, performance or any other traditional award markers. It is about spirit and “doing things, that others don’t” 

- Dedication stands for our very valuable contributors within the community and for those who push Neos CMS forward. 
- Impact is all about the greater good for all of us. It's about environmental, social or technical impact within our society.

Neos Award

The Neos Award will be independent from the Impact Award and is based on the following performance markers:

  • Performance/SEO
  • UX for editors
  • UI/UX for users
  • Technical Stack
  • Extensibility (Packages and UI Plugins)
  • Community Contribution
  • Boost (impact for Neos CMS brand)

All of those markers will be assessed with 1-5 points to evaluate the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

Resubmit your (updated) Project

If you like, you are very welcome to resubmit your project, regardless if you have already won an award or not. If you do so, please provide additional information about what has changed. We will take improvements into account and leave those who have already been awarded out of the picture.

Submit now

The past years have clearly shown that there are many Neos CMS projects out there perfectly matching those categories. We are looking forward to taking a look at your best work and making fair and balanced decisions that reflect the spirit of the Neos community. 

Please send your submission for the Neos Award to conference (at) neos.io until April 16th 2021.

All the best, 
The NeosCon Team 


Neos Award Jury 2021

Sreyleak Helzle
 
Sreyleak Helzle 

is the webmaster at Bruker BioSpin MRI and has worked with  a lot of CMS like Adobe EM, TYPO3, and Neos. She is involved in managing the development, testing and releases for the Bruker website. As both editor and end-user, she believes in simplicity and user experience. Also, she was excited when hearing that she can be part of the Neos Award jury and to see those exciting projects that will be submitted.

Meike Jung
 
Meike Jung 

is an information architect, consultant, and project manager for web applications with her label hexabinær. FOSS-educated by the Drupal community, she became a founding member of CMS Garden, a cross-CMS promotion project with the key message: "No CMS is simply the best. Any CMS can only be the best suitable for your requirements." Meike is passionate about usability, accessibility, and contributions.

Yanick Witschi
 
Yanick Witschi 

is a member of the Contao Open Source CMS core developer team. Even if you are using Neos CMS exclusively, you might still have used some of his code. If not via Symfony components then definitely while using Composer 2.0. He loves cooking, his guitar, basketball, tennis, politics, the African continent and astrophysics.

Stefan Regniet
 
Stefan Regniet

has been around and about the Neos community since its beginnings. He walks in between tech, marketing, agile and strategy and works in the Neos Core team for the marketing guild. His interests are cooking, writing, drawing, hiking and parenting.

David Spiola
 
David Spiola 

is Neos CMS team member who always strives to find the best solution for the task at hand. He would love to work according to the concept of the common good economy by creating value through appreciation.

Neos Award 2020 Winners

Louis.de | Sandstorm
Neos Gold Award

Louis.de | Sandstorm

Louis is the biggest motorcycle clothing and accessories company in Europe. It demands not good, but perfect workflows in every way to deliver high performance to sell their goods even at peak times in a multi-market environment. Neos CMS and Sandstorm Media provided a two-stack architecture with a rock-solid dimensions strategy to reuse content in various markets. Also, third-party services are nicely integrated to translate content efficiently and find stores near you. Content and commerce at its best!

Schock.de | TechDivision
Neos Silver Award

Schock.de | TechDivision

Finding the right product can be challenging, but not with Schock. Customers are guided intuitively to find the perfect product that matches their personal style. Ordering samples and finding distributors near you is as simple as downloading your personal configuration as a PDF. Editors are supported nicely with a product information import and a solid workspace concept. 

Eldora | webexcess
Neos Bronze Award

Eldora | webexcess

Eldora convinced the jury with an innovative multi-channel approach for restaurants. The all-in-one Neos solution covers menu planning, order management, and marketing distribution via web, app, print, and Digital Signage based on a visibility matrix. The multi-tenant solution is handling +100k orders and is an excellent “Content Application Platform” example. 

THW App | David Sporer
Dedication Award

THW App | David Sporer

We award the THW App for a positive impact within our society. It has a huge variety of functionality (management of equipment and vehicles and notifications when and what needs to be done for its maintenance, member and contact management, calendar synchronization - depending on member rights, management of events and automatic e-mail notifications as well as participation management ). And it efficiently solves some organizational challenges within the aid organization and thus saves the volunteers a lot of time that they could use otherwise better. Because of that and the fact it's implemented in free time it fits perfectly for this social award.

Yoast SEO Package | Sebastian Helzle
Dedication award

Yoast SEO Package | Sebastian Helzle

We are honoring the Yoast SEO for Neos Package with a Dedication Award for valuable contributors within the community - and Sebastian Helzle is truly dedicated to push Neos forward. First of all, it shows how the Neos UI can be extended in various ways to bring additional information to the editors which showcases the advantage of the Neos UI and its combination of inline editing and side-by-side information system. Also the Neos community benefits from the Yoast SEO Package for Neos, since findability in search engines is a frequent requirement for websites and is therefore a widely used package (more than 10,000 downloads). Furthermore, Yoast-SEO is a well-known brand and this package is the official plugin for NEOS and is featured on the Yoast website.
 

Ökokiste | Sandstorm
Dedication Award

Ökokiste | Sandstorm

The project Ökokiste shows how Neos can be used to enable quick and easy customizable websites to small businesses at an affordable price. The focus during implementation was on the user experience of the customers, who can now concentrate on their core business, the production of organic products, instead of some technical implementation of their website. This supports small organic farmers that are important for a more sustainable lifestyle and shows how technical/programming skills can be utilize to make a positive change to the environment. That's why we award this project with an impact award for environmental, sustainable and social impact in our society.