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2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards

First annual awards recognizing WebOps leaders for creating exceptional digital experiences that power the world’s best user experiences.

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Our Platform, Your Story

The Pantheon Lightning Awards recognizes top organizations for using the Pantheon WebOps Platform to deliver impactful web experiences that drive real results.

To enter, tell us which Pantheon WebOps features have helped your team achieve success and the impact it has made on your business, for a chance to win big! Committed to celebrating the best of the best, these awards are open to Pantheon customers of all sizes, in all markets.

our platform your story

Meet the Judges

Sarah Fruy
Director, WebOps Partner Marketing
Pantheon
Tanya Berard
Director, Customer Lifecycle Marketing
Pantheon
Carolyn Shannon
Manager, Technical Documentation
Pantheon
Jose Castaneda
Customer Success Engineer
Pantheon
Brenda Boggs
Technical Engagement Manager
Pantheon
Alex Palacios
Director of Design
Pantheon
Francois Nze
Growth Acquisition Specialist
Pantheon
Helen Hou-Sandi
Director of Open Source Initiatives
10up
Jordana Fung
Technical Engagement Manager
Pantheon
Tara King
Developer Outreach Manager
Pantheon
Matt Cheney
Co-Founder & Principal Developer Advocate
Pantheon
Kelly Bell
Founder & CTO
Gotham City Drupal
Marc Berger
Senior Web Developer
Jackson Family Enterprises
AmyJune Hineline
Open Source Community Ambassador
Kanopi Studios
Audra Martin Merrick
Board Chair
Drupal Association

Awards Categories

We grant the Mover & Shaker Award to the organization that best leveraged Pantheon’s uptime, scalability and security, to create or support a social movement.

To get a head start on the Mover & Shaker application, you can view the submission questions here Please note: This is not the official application for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. Please visit the awards homepage when you are ready to submit your official application.

We grant the Innovation Award to the organization that exemplifies how to build a robust Martech stack on Pantheon.

To get a head start on the Innovation Award application, you can view the submission questions here. Please note: This is not the official application for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. Please visit the awards homepage when you are ready to submit your official application.

We grant the Trailblazer Award to the organization that best demonstrates agility and the ability to transform how they operate during these challenging times.

To get a head start on the Trailblazer Award application, you can view the submission questions here Please note: This is not the official application for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. Please visit the awards homepage when you are ready to submit your official application.

We grant the Impact Award to the organization that best demonstrated a relentless focus on their customers, their visitors, and their business goals.

To get a head start on the Impact application, you can view the submission questions here. Please note: This is not the official application for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. Please visit the awards homepage when you are ready to submit your official application.

We grant the Community Advocate Award to a community member who has a passion for helping others, possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, positively influences and encourages others and genuinely loves the Pantheon WebOps Platform.

To get a head start on the Community Advocate Award application, you can view the submission questions here. Please note: This is not the official application for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. Please visit the awards homepage when you are ready to submit your official application.

Terms and Conditions for the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards

Official Rules
  1. Contest Description

    The 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards seeks to recognize and celebrate existing Pantheon customers and partner agencies for creating exceptional digital experiences that power the world’s best customer experiences.

  2. Contest Start & End Date

    This contest starts at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on March, 31st 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on May, 1st 2021. Entries must be received within the entry period to be eligible. Any entries received outside of those dates will be disqualified. Pantheon may, in its sole discretion, extend the contest end date for a reasonable period. Winners will be announced on or before May 14th and will be notified by email.

  3. Contest Criteria

    All submissions must have been implemented by a current Pantheon customer or partner agency who has purchased a license from Pantheon

    All submissions must be complete & received within the entry period [see above] to be eligible

    All submissions will be judged by a panel of Pantheon executives, industry leaders and a select few Pantheon Heroes

  4. Awards

    The Honorable Mention winners in each category will receive the following:

    • 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards trophy
    • Recognition in front of industry leaders, peers and analysts [through press releases & social promotion]
    • Recognition on the Pantheon Lightning Awards page
    • Customized badge to showcase your company as an award-winning Pantheon customer and/or partner

    The Overall Winners in each category will receive the following:

    • 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards trophy
    • Five amazing swag boxes to share with team
    • Recognition in front of industry leaders, peers and analysts [through press releases, social promotion & mention on Pantheon homepage]
    • Recognition on the Pantheon Lightning Awards page
    • Customized badge to showcase your company as an award-winning Pantheon customer and/or partner

    The 2021 WebOps Team of the Year Award winner will receive the following:

    • 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards trophy
    • Five amazing swag boxes to share with team
    • Team building activity of your choice [virtual mixology class or virtual cooking class]
    • Recognition in front of industry leaders, peers and analysts [through press releases & social promotion]
    • Recognition on the Pantheon Lightning Awards page
    • Customized badge to showcase your company as an award-winning Pantheon customer and/or partner
    • Recognition at the Pantheon 2021 WebOps Customer Summit in October
  5. Winners

    There will be one honorable mention [runner-up] & one overall winner selected for each category.

    • Mover & Shaker Award: We grant the Mover & Shaker Award to the organization that best leveraged Pantheon’s uptime, scalability and security, to create or support a social movement.
    • Innovation Award: We grant the Innovation Award to the organization that exemplifies how to build a robust martech stack on Pantheon.
    • Trailblazer Award: We grant the Trailblazer Award to the organization that best demonstrates agility and the ability to transform how they operate during these challenging times.
    • Impact Award: We grant the Impact Award to the organization that best demonstrated a relentless focus on their customers, their visitors, and their business goals.
    • Community Advocate Award: We grant the Community Advocate Award to a community member who has a passion for helping others, possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, positively influences and encourages others and genuinely loves the Pantheon WebOps Platform.

    All category winners will then compete for the 2021 WebOps Team of the Year Award. Awarded to the organization that most improved it’s WebOps practices in the past year.

  6. Contest Eligibility

    All projects submitted must have been implemented by a Pantheon customer or partner agency who has purchased a license from Pantheon.

    By entering a project for consideration for the WCAs, entrants agree to the terms of Pantheon's Privacy Policy, which informs WCA entrants of the types of information Pantheon collects, including the reason we collect such information, how we share it, and how we safeguard it. By submitting an entry form, entrants will be required to affirmatively consent to Pantheon’s use of entry form information to contact you, including by email communications from Pantheon, our affiliates, and authorized third parties from time to time pertaining to Pantheon’s business in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting an entry, you hereby agree and approve for use by Pantheon for marketing purposes the content you submit on the entry form (either as a customer or as a partner on behalf of a customer) and any modification, derivative form, display, performance and other use thereof in connection with the WebOps Lightning Awards and general marketing. By submitting your entry form you are confirming that you have all necessary consents to submit information on behalf of the third parties featured in your submission (whether partners, customers, or individuals), and you are confirming that such third parties are aware of and have agreed to the use of the submitted material for Pantheon marketing purposes. You understand that Pantheon may require you to produce evidence of such third-party consent in the form of a confirmation email or other written and signed instrument from each such third party describing the potential marketing and publication use of such materials. You and your communications team will also have many opportunities to co-market your award win and/or customer success story with Pantheon which – at a minimum -- will include a spotlight profile repurposed from information in your entry.

    By participating in the 2021 Pantheon Lighting Awards, you irrevocably permit, authorize, grant, and license Pantheon and its affiliates, successors, and assigns, and the employees, officers, directors, and agents ("Authorized Persons"), the rights to record, photograph, digitize, display, exhibit, transmit, reproduce, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works, and otherwise use my name, image, likeness, and appearance, voice, professional and personal biographical information, and all materials created by or on behalf of Pantheon that incorporate any of the foregoing ("Materials") in perpetuity in any medium or format now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to the internet and other digital platform, mobile applications, electronic, magnetic, and optical media, for or in relation to Pantheon general marketing and the Pantheon Lightning Awards, including but not limited to marketing, public relations, publicity, and promotion of Pantheon, without further consent from or other compensation to me. I acknowledge and agree that I have no right to review or approve Materials before they are used by Pantheon, and that Pantheon has no liability to me for any editing or alteration of the Materials or for effects resulting from Pantheon's editing or use of the Materials.

    Please Note: The Pantheon Lightning Awards are subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and are void where prohibited by law. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive. We will automatically disqualify: (1) any incomplete or illegible entry; (2) any entry that does not meet the contest criteria.

    For additional information about the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards , please check out our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards

How Does this Work?

Pantheon customers and partner agencies will have the opportunity to submit their success story across a variety of categories. Simply highlight what Pantheon WebOps Platform features you have used to achieve success, for a chance to compete for the 2021 WebOps Team of the Year Award. Submissions may be in the form of text or video. Creativity is encouraged!

Do I need to Be a Pantheon Customer?

Yes. While we are committed to celebrating the best of the best, these awards are only open to Pantheon customers and partner agencies.

How Do I Qualify?

Eligibility requirements can be found here. ​

Do You Have to Be Based in the United States to Participate?

No. All Pantheon customers and partner agencies regardless of their geographic location are encouraged to participate.​

How Do I Get Nominated?

Pantheon customers and partner agencies can be self-nominated, as well as nominated by a peer, colleague or partner. ​

How Can I Be Sure You Have Received My Entry?

You will receive a confirmation email upon the completion of your submission(s). ​

Read all of our Entry Process Questions Here!

How Many Categories Are There?

There are five categories total

  • Mover & Shaker Award: We grant the Mover & Shaker Award to the organization that best leveraged Pantheon’s uptime, scalability and security, to create or support a social movement.
  • Innovation Award: We grant the Innovation Award to the organization that exemplifies how to build a robust martech stack on Pantheon.
  • Trailblazer Award: We grant the Trailblazer Award to the organization that best demonstrates agility and the ability to transform how they operate during these challenging times.
  • Impact Award: We grant the Impact Award to the organization that best demonstrated a relentless focus on their customers, their visitors, and their business goals.
  • Community Advocate Award: We grant the Community Advocate Award to a community member who has a passion for helping others, possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, positively influences and encourages others and genuinely loves the Pantheon WebOps Platform.

Can I Enter More Than One Category?

Yes. You can submit your story to as many categories as you would like. However, each submission must be completed separately. All submissions will be evaluated individually.

What Is the Criteria for Winning?

Judging criteria can be found here.

Is Voting Public?

Voting is not public at this time.

Who Will Determine the Winners?

A panel of Pantheon executives, industry leaders and a select few Pantheon Heroes will determine the winners of the 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards. You can learn more about the judges here.

How Many Winners Will Be Recognized?

There will be one honorable mention [runner-up] & one overall winner selected for each category. The categories our as follows:

  • Mover & Shaker Award: We grant the Mover & Shaker Award to the organization that best leveraged Pantheon’s uptime, scalability and security, to create or support a social movement.
  • Innovation Award: We grant the Innovation Award to the organization that exemplifies how to build a robust martech stack on Pantheon.
  • Trailblazer Award: We grant the Trailblazer Award to the organization that best demonstrates agility and the ability to transform how they operate during these challenging times.
  • Impact Award: We grant the Impact Award to the organization that best demonstrated a relentless focus on their customers, their visitors, and their business goals.
  • Community Advocate Award: We grant the Community Advocate Award to a community member who has a passion for helping others, possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, positively influences and encourages others and genuinely loves the Pantheon WebOps Platform.

All category winners will then compete for the 2021 WebOps Team of the Year Award, which is awarded to the organization that most improved it’s WebOps practices in the past year.

When Will I Receive my Trophy & Swag Box?

Winners can expect to receive their trophy & swag boxes no later than June 15th. However, COVID-19 may impact delivery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email community@Pantheon.io

How Do I Update My Shipping Address?

There is a very short window to modify your shipping address after your order has been placed. In the event you need help updating this information, please email community@Pantheon.io within 24 hours of placing your order. We will then work with our vendor to ensure your shipping address gets updated.

Do You Ship Internationally?

Of course! We will take care of everything on our end.

I Never Received My Trophy or Swag Box, What Happened?

Please send an email community@Pantheon.io and we will take a look into this right away.

Where Can I Read the Terms and Conditions?

Read the full terms and conditions here.

I Have a Question That Isn’t Included in the FAQs. Who Do I Contact?

If your question is not included here, please email community@Pantheon.io.

Submit Your Story For a Chance to Win Big!

All winners will receive a custom 2021 Pantheon Lightning Awards trophy, recognition in front of industry leaders, peers and analysts, recognition on the Pantheon Lightning Awards page and a customized badge to showcase your company as an award-winning Pantheon customer.

Select winners will also receive swag boxes to share with their team and their choice between a virtual mixology or cooking team building activity. To learn more please check out the FAQs.

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