Building the next giant idea with MongoDB?
Do you have a MongoDB story to tell?
The MongoDB Innovation Awards recognize
organizations and individuals across a variety of categories that dream big.

In your submission, explain what your application does, how it’s taking advantage of MongoDB’s feature set, and the impact it has on your business.

The deadline to submit is March 17. A panel of judges will review nominations. Finalists will be notified in April and winners will be announced at MongoDB World on June 20-21.

Each Finalist Will Receive

  • Two passes to MongoDB World on June 20-21
 in Chicago.

  • Invitation to the VIP Party at MongoDB World

In addition, winners will also receive

  • A MongoDB Innovation Award

  • Recognition at MongoDB World

  • Photograph with MongoDB President and CEO, Dev Ittycheria and CTO, Eliot Horowitz

  • MongoDB Atlas credits

Submit a Nomination

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for an Innovation Award?

Any organization that runs MongoDB, including partner solutions built on or for MongoDB.

Can I nominate myself or my own organization?


Can I nominate for more than one category?

Yes, the categories are meant to help guide your submission. Some applications may fall into multiple categories.

Can I submit more than one nomination?

Yes, you can submit more than one nomination and for more than one category.

How can I improve my nomination?

The more detail you provide – including information about your organization, technical details, and success metrics – the easier it will be for our panel of judges to assess your nomination.

Do I have to be present at MongoDB World to accept the award?

Go for the glory. We strongly encourage all winners to attend MongoDB World to accept in person.

How will the awards be publicized?

Award winners will be included in a press release and blog post on the MongoDB website, and featured on our customers and production deployments pages. Photographs of the winners will be posted on social media.

Who is on the judging panel?

The judges consist of MongoDB leaders across the organization, including:
Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder
Seong Park, VP Solutions Architecture
Ozge Tuncel, Director, Global Professional Services
Sahir Azam, VP Cloud Products & GTM


CategoryWho should be nominated?
Customer ExperienceOrganizations that provide a more personalized experience or improve customer success metrics as a result of implementing MongoDB.
The Startup EnterpriseLarge enterprises and institutions who are leveraging MongoDB for a competitive advantage and who are building a culture of innovation within their company.
The Enterprise StartupStartups building the applications that transform the way we do business and live our lives.
Launch FinalistOrganizations that accelerate time to market by deploying MongoDB.
Center of ExcellenceOrganizations that are realizing the full value of MongoDB across their enterprise by implementing an integrated approach across teams (e.g. by launching a MongoDB-as-a-Service, internal Center of Excellence or internal MongoDB community).
ScaleOrganizations that are building giant MongoDB apps, specifically along one of the following dimensions:
  • Cluster Scale. Distributing the database across 100+ nodes, often in multiple data centers
  • Performance Scale. Sustaining 100,000+ database read and writes per second while maintaining strict latency SLAs
  • Data Scale. Storing 1 billion+ documents in the database
Internet of ThingsOrganizations using MongoDB to make sense of sensor data to deliver a more connected world.
Data-Driven BusinessOrganizations taking advantage of their data for a competitive edge and integrating with big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark.
CommunityOrganizations or individuals that have made a demonstrable contribution to the MongoDB community through code contribution, testing, evangelism, or knowledge sharing.
Advocate of the YearPerson who has made a demonstrable contribution to the MongoDB community through code contribution, testing, evangelism, or knowledge sharing.

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