Award Winners 2020
The Online Neos Award 2020 was a big success. More projects than ever have been submitted for both the Neos Award and the dedication award. We proudly present the winners (you can watch the whole ceremony here)
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
About the Award
Since the Neos Conference 2020 has been postponed to 7th - 8th May 2021, we still had to figure out what we are going to do with the award. Despite the current situation we are all dealing with right now we think it's important to honor those who created outstanding projects and packages with Neos CMS in the last year
- The Online Neos Award 2020 will take place
- During the special event on June 18th 2020
- No entry fee
- Deadline for submissions: May 19th 2020
- Live Broadcast Event
- We will pre-produce short introduction videos for the nominees
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Online Neos Award will be broadcast via our website. We are going to announce the winners with a short pre-produced video of the project. Since we can't hand over a beautiful trophy, and the fact that the award has no submission fee, we can not offer one this year. If you want to have one anyway, we can produce one for you at your own expense.
Online Neos Award 2020
Back again in 2020, we are happy to recognise outstanding Neos projects with the official Neos Award. The award itself didn’t change much in the past, but the submissions and the Neos CMS project did.
For instance, at our last sprint in Vienna 2019 we decided to embrace sustainable behaviour within the community. And more and more agencies, NGOs and companies use Neos CMS for a broad variety of use cases.
Taking these facts into account and inspired by Robert Lemkes keynote at NeosCon 2019, we decided that the Neos Award has to evolve as well.
Please send your submission for the Neos Award to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 19th 2020.
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
- what is the project about
- why is your project Award-worthy
- URL to the project
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.
In the past years we had two main categories. Both of them (Excellence Award and Neos Award) were focusing on performance markers. This year, we will change that in order to embrace efforts that are not performance related in a traditional manner.
IMPORTANT: Your submission is for both categories, and the jury will assign the projects to one of the main classes
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.
The Neos Award will be independent from the Impact Award and is based on the following performance markers:
- 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.
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 May 19th 2020.
* The fee is meant to prevent floods of "standard" submissions and should help us organize the award.