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IT Blog Awards, hosted by Cisco

Congratulations, 2021 winners

We received hundreds of submissions from across the globe and in a multitude of languages. With the help of community votes, we now have the top IT blogs, podcasts and videos of 2021. Congratulations to our winners.

Congratulations, winners

Podcast and videos: Top 5

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Blogs: Top 5

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Podcasts and videos: Top 10
(in alphabetical order)

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Blogs: Top 25
(in alphabetical order)

Blogs: Top 50
(in alphabetical order)

Process and judging

After submissions are received, our panel of judges review and qualify entries for the finalist round. After submissions are qualified, voting opens to the public. Voters are asked to rank their favorite blogs, video blogs, and podcasts.

If you’d like to gain insights into how submissions are reviewed and qualified, check out this blog

2020 winners

Best Analysis

Best Cert Study Journey

Best Newcomer

Best Podcast or Video Series

Most Educational

Most Inspirational

2019 winners

Best Analysis

Best Cert Study Journey

Best Podcast or Video Series

Most Educational

Most Inspirational

2018 winners

Best Cert Study Journey

Best Group Effort

Best Podcast or Video Series

Most Educational

FAQ

Which blogs are eligible?

Active, independent blogs (please do not submit vendor blogs).

If I write on a platform like Cisco Learning Network, LinkedIn, Medium, or Spiceworks, can I enter my blog?

Yes, as long as our judges can view it.

What do you mean by independent blogs?

We’re not in the business of judging other vendors’ or partners’ blogs. The content you write should reflect your own thoughts.

What subject matter is acceptable?

Are you writing about the trends shaping networks and how business is changing?  Do you noodle on the latest routers, switches, servers, or wireless access points?   Are you thinking about programmability, data centers, NOCs, or SOCs? Does collaboration bring you joy? You’re in the right place.

How are winners selected?

See terms and conditions.

I’m a Cisco employee.  Can I apply?

Cisco employees are not eligible to apply.  However, if you’re interested in participating as an internal judge, please contact us with subject line "IT Blog Awards Judge Application Request."

Have questions?

Email us and we’ll do our best to get you a good answer.