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Over the years, the SAP Community has been a great place for experts to share their knowledge, and our reputation program allowed us to recognize these members for their contributions.

With the overall program temporarily on hold, we still want to keep our tradition of recognition alive, so we decided to launch an interim community initiative: the SAP Community Awards!

Open to all members, the initiative consists of two award types: Citizenship Awards and Appreciation Awards.

Citizenship Awards – The SAP Community Experience team will select members for the Citizenship Awards based on factors such as:

  • Quality content contributions
  • Feedback that helps us improve the community
  • Guidance for new members
  • Input that helps us moderate content

To pick recipients, the SAP Community Experience team will evaluate member participation from October 10, 2016 (the date of the launch of the new community platform) to August 2017. We will announce the award winners in September, and they will receive Citizenship Award certificates via email.

Appreciation Awards – Whereas the SAP Community Experience team will select winners of the Citizenship Awards, SAP Community members will determine who receives Appreciation Awards — through nominations and voting.

You can nominate up to three members whom you appreciate for their contributions and overall community activity. To nominate a member, please read the Appreciation Awards Nominations post and follow the instructions. You have until (or around) July 17, 2017 to submit nominations.

Following the nomination period, we will open voting for approximately three weeks. We will audit the results and announce recipients in September. Nominees with the most votes will receive Appreciation Award certificates via email.

 

In addition to email certificates for both Citizenship Awards and Appreciation Awards, a blog post will publicly list and celebrate recipients. Also, any recipients who attend SAP TechEd 2017 will be recognized on-site.

I acknowledge that the selection criteria for the Community Awards is much more subjective than what we have used in past years – when we could collect data from the community gamification platform to help identify topic leaders and top contributors. But as noted earlier, with this program on hold, we wanted to provide a temporary initiative that still recognizes valued members of the SAP Community.

So please take a moment to nominate a member who has made your community experience better. Help us maintain a sense of community by celebrating the very best contributors and help members broaden their networks by educating them about topic experts. Through these awards, we will do more than just give recognition – we will strengthen the community together.

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  1. Tom Cenens

    Hi Caroleigh

    Will the chosen members be recognized on stage? I would recommend SAP to consider (or reconsider) this as this is the most powerful, impactful way to celebrate those community members. It inspired me beyond reason years back when I was top contributor and since a few years, that isn’t happening anymore. Instead a slide deck is shown but that’s not the same as calling community members on stage and having them stand together to be applauded. It might sound trivial but I believe it’s actually a big difference.

    Community used to mentioned and celebrated to a larger extent than the past few years.

    Best regards

    Tom

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    1. Caroleigh Deneen Post author

      Hi Tom, Thank you for sharing your experiences and sentiment. While the type of recognition to be given at the 2017 TechEd events is still being worked out, we agree that on-stage is preferred and hope to be able to return to that format.

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  2. Florian Henninger

    Sounds like a huge step.

    Hope that it will be also checked if there are ways open to bring a lot to the Teched-Events. Maybe with a special discount on the ticket if possible…

    Community is a central key to success and I also was very impressed years ago when I saw that while wathcing a recording of the keynote, like Tom.

    ~Florian

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