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Open for submissions

The 2019 IT Blog Awards, hosted by Cisco, is our way of recognizing the great community of independent tech bloggers for the passion, creativity and expertise shared throughout the year. We appreciate your impact on the tech community. Let’s recognize your great work. Apply by October 18!

Categories

Independent bloggers, please submit your blog for consideration in up to three categories. The categories are:

  • Best Analysis
  • Best Certification Study Journey
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Podcast or Video Series
  • Most Educational
  • Most Inspirational

Process & Judging

What happens after you submit? Our panel of judges will review entries and select finalists for each category. Once finalists are announced, voting will open to the community. Based on those votes, the judging panel will select winners from the top two blogs in each category. Winners will be announced in January 2020.

Apply

Must be 18 or older. No purchase necessary to enter or win. See Terms and Conditions for further detail.

Congratulations, 2018 Winners

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?

  1. Finalists in each category will be chosen by a panel of judges.
  2. Voting for the top blogs in each category will then open to the broader community.
  3. The final winner will be chosen by the judging panel from the top two finalists in each category.

What can I win?

Finalists and winners will receive a badge for their blog. Winners will also receive a pass to Cisco Live or a comparable prize.

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.