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  • July 13, 2016

Nominations Open for the 14th Annual JCP Program Awards

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The nominations for the 14th annual JCP Program Awards are now open - the awards are an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of the Java community.  Members of the community nominate participants, Spec Leads, and Java Specification Requests (JSRs). This year’s unveiling will occur at JavaOne in September 2016, and the nomination period will be open until July 29.

EC Members will vote on the nominations in August to determine the winners.  All members of the Java community are welcome to submit nominations.

Submit nominations via this form.

Award Category Descriptions:

- JCP Member/Participant of the Year - This award recognizes the corporate or individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year. Leadership, investment in the community, and innovation are some of the qualities that EC Members look for in voting for this award.

- Outstanding Spec Lead - The role of Spec Lead is not an easy one, and the person who takes that responsibility must be, among other things, technically savvy, able to build consensus in spite of diverse corporate goals, and focused on efficiency and execution. This award recognizes the person who has brought together these qualities the best in the past year, in leading a JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME).

- Most Significant JSR - Specification development is key to the success of the JCP program and helps ensure we remain a fresh and vibrant community. This award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have contributed (either in progress or final) the most significant JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in the past year.

- Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant - This award recognizes the Java User Group (JUG) that has made the most exemplary contribution through the Adopt-a-JSR program in the past year. The London Java Community and SouJava initiated, and are thereby implicitly recognized, in this effort for JUGs around the world to become more involved in the work of JSRs. Innovation, community engagement and technical impact are some of the characteristics that EC Members look for in voting for this award.

Thank you in advance your your participation - looking forward to the nominations!

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