MVP Nomination FAQ
Q1. How do I apply for MVP Award consideration?
We’ve had a change to the MVP nomination process. To apply for the MVP Award, a Microsoft Full Time Employee (FTE) or currently active Microsoft MVP must submit a recommendation for award consideration on your behalf.
Q2. What is required for a Microsoft Full Time Employee (FTE) or currently active Microsoft MVP to recommend someone for award nomination?
Your nominator should have a good understanding of how you have displayed passion, community spirit, leadership and most importantly how you demonstrated positive impact and influence within the technical community.
Q3: How will I know if I have been recommended for the award and receive the nomination?
Once a recommendation has been submitted by an FTE or an MVP, an email notification with a link and instructions for completing the MVP Award nomination will be sent to you. The individual that recommended will also receive email notification to advise on the nomination link being provided to you.
Q4: How long does it take to receive the result?
If you do choose to submit a nomination, the most important advice is to provide a complete listing of all relevant activities that you have made to the community over the past 12 months that demonstrate your technical expertise, impact and influence to the community.
Q5: What type of community contributions are considered for a MVP nomination?
We look for and recognize a variety of contributions that community members make. Some of these activities include:
- • Blogging, social media engagement, writing technical articles, online or offline publications
- • Offline and online speaking engagement: conferences, meetups, User Groups, seminars, unpaid lectures, webinars, webcasts, etc.
- • Videos: screencasts, recordings of speeches, etc.
- • Forum answers (StackOverflow, MSDN, TechNet, popular 3rd party ones)
- • Mentorship
- • Published sample projects/tools/codes
- • Open Source Projects on GitHub
- • User Group Owner or MeetUp group leader
- • Site Owner
Nominees should provide specific links to contributions and data related to those contributions such as:
- • number of speeches
- • number of attendees
- • number of posts
- • audience reach
- • Evaluations / ratings
- • Etc.
Q6: What is the next step after I submit the nomination form?
After you’ve submitted the completed nomination form, you will receive confirmation that your nomination has been received and our selection committee will begin the review process. A decision will be provided to you within 90 days from your nomination submission date.
Q7: If I did not receive the MVP award, can I try again?
Yes, however you again need a Microsoft Full Time Employee (FTE) or currently active Microsoft MVP to submit a recommendation for award consideration on your behalf.