The 2012 Duke's Choice Awards judges have been selected (or coerced), and it is an impressive list of community members:
In addition to the nine winners selected by the judging panel, a Community Choice winner will be selected via the java.net polling tool. The Community Choice vote will go live July 1st at java.net.
A 10-year old tradition in the Java community, the Duke's Choice Awards awards are granted to the best and most innovative projects using Java. The primary judging criteria for this prestigious award is innovation, putting small developer shops on an equal footing with multinational giants. The ten most innovative submissions will be announced in the September/October issue of Java Magazine and showcased at Java One in San Francisco.
The Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology. Nominate an individual, a group or company who show the best in Java innovation. There are no predetermined categories--it's all about innovation. Nominate via the easy online form at www.Java.net/dukeschoice. Nominations are open until June 15, 2012.