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The INETA Community Champion Award

INETA Rewards those Active in the User Group Community

An XBox or MSDN Subscription to the 10 Most Active Contributors in the User Group Community each quarter.

How?  By doing what you are doing already, you stand to win:

a) Valuable Prizes: An MSDN Subscription.  And, if you already have one, you can choose an XBox instead.

 

XBox MSDN Professional Subscription
XBox            MSDN Subscription

b) The Fame and Prestige of having an award to hang on your wall that shows that INETA recognizes your contributions to the User Group Community.

Champion Award

c) Official Recognition on the INETA Website  for one year. 

All of your peers will be able to see that you stand out above the crowd. If the opportunity presents itself for you to show your dedication to the User Group Community in a public way, there is no better way than to show off your name highlighted on the website of a highly respected organization like INETA.

d) A Badge for your website showing that you are a Community Champion.

When folks visit your website, blog or any other place where you publicly post your work, they will see that you are a Community Champion.

Oooohhhh. Recognition by INETA? Valuable Prizes? An award to hang on my wall? A Badge?  How can I participate?

Well, I am glad that you asked.

INETA has long been known for it's support of User Groups and this year, there are a number of great new programs supporting the User Group Community.  The Community Champs program is one of them.  INETA wants to recognize individuals who are demonstrating their involvement in the User Group community.  The program is aimed at rewarding those that are the most active with the prizes and award mentioned above.  It is INETA's way of recognizing the ones that really bring the community together.  So, in short, if you are the kind of person who helps to run user group meetings, codecamps, or helps out in any number of other ways, you should let INETA know the kind of activities that you are involved in.  If you are very active, you may be recognized by INETA in a very public and spectacular way for the activities that you currently do to help the user group community.

INETA and Community-Credit are making it happen.

Community Credit has been helping to recognize fellow developers for the past number of years for their accomplishments and INETA has been the mainstay of User Groups for many years, so it is no surprise that the two would be working together to make this great program possible.  Best of all, the contributions that you record will also count toward Community Credit prizes, so you may even have a chance to be rewarded with a Geeky, Community Credit prize as an added bonus.

How do I submit my contributions?

Visit the INETA website and go to the Champions section, sign in and let INETA know what you are doing by recording your contributions.  The current quarterly period counts for contributions during period of  June 30th, 2007 to June 30th, 2008.  The final submissions can be made until July 14th.  Keep in mind that the end of this current quarter is coming up pretty soon, so if you have been very active over the last year, be sure to enter them soon so that you don't miss this great opportunity.

What are the benefits of participating?

If you are an individual who is always contributing to the User Group Community, you do it because you like it.  You don't do it because you expect to be rewarded.  At the same time, if you just happen to be rewarded and recognized then that makes it that much better.  Imagine playing on an XBox that you received as a thanks for all of your hard work.  It makes the games just a little bit more fun.  Using your MSDN subscription that you "earned" makes the tools just a little bit better and seeing the award hanging on your wall is a reminder to you and your colleagues just how committed you are.

Can anybody participate?

Unfortunately, the current period (being our first) is for participants in North America only.

Feedback

If you have any thought, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the INETA Community Champions Team

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Published Jun 17 2008, 10:05 PM by DavidSilverlight
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sonukapoor said:

Thats great news - thanks for sharing David.

June 18, 2008 8:43 AM
 

pkellner said:

Great Concept!  I'm 100% behind you on this.

June 18, 2008 10:23 AM
 

Applied Team System said:

INETA is doing some cool new stuff with my friend David Silverlight 's most excellent Community Credit

June 18, 2008 10:41 AM
 

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June 20, 2008 5:54 AM
 

The CTO 2.0 said:

In a recent announcement this week, INETA outlined a new program designed to reward the very hard work of User Group community contributors. User Group contributors are encouranged to participat ...

June 20, 2008 9:52 AM
 

do your own website said:

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June 21, 2008 10:04 AM
 

Community Blogs said:

Today I received an automated email notification from INETA site in which my dear friend and community

June 23, 2008 1:30 PM
 

The Bit Bucket (Greg Low) said:

I had an interesting note from David Silverlight today pointing out the INETA Community Champion awards.

June 26, 2008 11:29 PM
 

Mike Vincent's Blog said:

In addition to the INETA Community Champion award , another really exciting new program that INETA has

July 7, 2008 7:52 PM
 

msdn said:

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July 10, 2008 4:02 AM
 

LouVega said:

So when do the results come out?

July 16, 2008 2:18 PM
 

Kevin Israel said:

Hello all! I want to take a few moments to tell you about some really great things happening at Ineta.

August 4, 2008 6:27 PM
 

Is This Thing On? said:

    This is actually two blog posts in one.  The first thing I wanted to get out there

August 24, 2008 8:51 AM
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