The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards will once again be celebrated at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in July in Washington, D.C. This prestigious award program gives our partners a chance to showcase their best-in-class solutions using Microsoft technologies aligned to Microsoft Partner Network competencies.

 
We are pleased to announce that this year we have further streamlined the awards process, and award offerings, to reward new and innovative solutions. There are now 44 awards that celebrate each of the core partner competencies: Cloud technology, applications on Microsoft platforms like Windows 8 or Azure, entrepreneurial spirit, citizenship, and sales excellence.
 
Award winners and finalists state that having Partner of the Year award recognition helps create new business connections, provides positive customer opportunities and has led to increased market recognition.
 
Partners receive an extensive marketing package when they are selected as a winner. The package starts with custom press release templates and customized marketing assets to promote their company as an award-winning Microsoft partner, along with a personalized executive congratulatory letter. While attending WPC in Washington, D.C., Partner of the Year award winners will be recognized and celebrated by their peers throughout the event.  These onsite experiences include recognition during the main stage keynote, executive photo opportunities, and invite-only events to meet and network with top Microsoft executives in specific business areas and strengthen relationships with Microsoft business groups.
 
So what are you waiting for? Get started today! You can self-nominate for the 2014 Partner of the Year Awards now until April 11, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time by clicking here to start your nomination.
 
Good luck and look forward to seeing all the amazing submissions,
Julie