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Impact Awards have launched! Deadline April 21, 2021 for nominations.

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We are now accepting partner award nominations!

As your partner development manager, I’d like to provide you an exciting update on Microsoft Inspire and the Impact Awards and Global Inspire Partner of the Year Awards. See below for all the details. 


Inspire Save the Date!

July 14-15, 2021 are the final dates for Microsoft Inspire. The event will be digital again this year, and will be no cost to partners to attend. Given the event is digital (no travel required), registration is not expected to open until June. The actual registration (opening) date will be provided at a later time.

Block your calendar now, for July 14-15, 2021.


Canada Impact Awards

The nomination process for both the Canada Impact and the Global Inspire Partner of the Year awards are launching on February 18, 2021. The deadline for nominations is  April 21, 2021.

  • You can find the Impact Award Rules on the Canada Impact Awards site.
  • The list of metric-based awards has been posted on the MPN Blog site.
  • To learn more about the judging process, please join the March 18 partner call to get resources, an outline of the award category changes, an understanding of how the judging process works, and some tips on how to create the best award nomination.
  • Partners should visit the Partner of the Year Awards site at https://aka.ms/POTYA to get more info on the Global Inspire award categories, and to submit their nomination.
  • Partners can learn more about the judging process in this MPN Blog post. This will help them to prepare their award nomination.

As a reminder, partners only submit their nomination into the one awards tool now (same as last year) to keep things simple. This means when they submit for a Global Inspire Award, they may also be considered for an Impact award as well.


We hope you participate in this year’s Impact Awards and look forward to seeing you (virtually) at Microsoft Inspire on July 14-15, 2021.