You should have read my post yesterday about DesignIT which is a competition to recognise the innovative nature of the skills IT professionals have and putting them to great use for a charity
ChampionIT takes on a similar format but is around recognising the day-to-day efforts - and often heroics - performed by IT professionals. All too often I hear from you that if your systems are all working without a hitch then you are ignored, and that you are only remembered when something goes wrong...wouldn't it be great if there was a "Praise desk" rather than a "Help desk" but that may not be on the budget for this year!
Well, we can't create a "Praise desk" in each of your companies, but we have created ChampionIT, so if you are a winner you can showcase your award on your desk (or use it to block the door to your server room shut)
How does it work:
This competition is all about nominations and votes, and a winner is selected on the strength of their nomination both by panel and public opinion. The competition is cyclical over six weeks, so once a winner is announced, nominations can begin again. The structure is as follows:
The nomination form takes literally 5 minutes and you have until 10th January 2008 to get your submissions in, and be the first entry into the ChampionIT hall of fame!
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY NOW
Oh and there are a few other prizes too:
For the two runners up: