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Rules & Regulations / Part 2 - POTYA

FINALIST AND WINNER DETERMINATION AND AWARDS 

 

On or around the close of the entry period, a panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select up to three runner-up finalists for global awards and one winner for each of the contest awards described below based upon the judging criteria described below within each of the award specific guidelines. See 2021 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Awardguidelines document posted on https://aka.ms/POTYA. Finalists and winners will be contacted in June 2021 to the e-mail address, phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry and must agree at that time to participate in the awards program. We will make three (3) attempts to contact each finalist and winner to confirm their participation. If we are unable to make contact in three (3) attempts, we will notify the next runner-up finalist and give that company the opportunity to verify their participation. PLEASE NOTE that agreeing to participate as a finalist or winner does not mean that you are required to attend the Microsoft Inspire conference in person. 

 

Finalists, winners, and their guests who choose to attend the Microsoft Inspire conference in person are responsible for all registration, travel and personal expenses associated with attending the event.

 

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CONTEST AWARDS 

 

The 2021 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Awards are: 
 

Global awards: 

One (1) winner and award will be named for each of the awards. 

Up to three (3) runner-up finalists will be named for each of the global awards (excluding country/region partner of the year).   

 

Azure awards 

AI  

Analytics 

Cloud Native App Development 

Internet of Things 

Migration to Azure 

Mixed Reality 

Modernizing Applications 

OSS on Azure 

Rising Azure Technology 

SAP on Azure 

 

Business Applications awards 

Dynamics 365 Business Central 

Dynamics 365 Commerce 

Dynamics 365 Customer Insights 

Dynamics 365 Customer Service  

Dynamics 365 Field Service  

Dynamics 365 Marketing 

Dynamics 365 Sales 

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management & Finances 

Power Apps & Power Automate  

Power BI  

 

Industry awards 

Automotive 

Defense & Intelligence 

Education 

Energy 

Financial Services 

Government 

Health 

Manufacturing 

Media & Communications 

Nonprofit 

Retail & Consumer Goods 

 

Modern Work & Security awards 

Apps & Solutions for Microsoft Teams  

Device  

Employee Experience 

Meetings, Calling & Devices for Microsoft Teams   

Modern Endpoint Management  

Modern Workplace for Frontline Workers 

Modern Workplace for SMB 

OEM Device Distributor/Reseller 

Project & Portfolio Management 

Security 

Surface Hub Reseller 

Surface PC Reseller 

 

Social Impact awards 

Community Response 

Inclusion Changemaker 

Sustainability Changemaker 

 

Business Excellence awards 

Advisory Services 

Commercial Marketplace 

Customer Experience 

Global System Integrator 

Global System Integrator Digital Transformation  

Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) 

Indirect Provider 

Learning  

Microsoft for Startups 

Solution Assessments  

 

Country/Region partner of the year awards 

 

One (1) winner and award will be named for each participating country or region. 

 

 

2021 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Award benefits: 

  • Customized logos that allow you to showcase your company as an esteemed Microsoft partner 
  • Custom public relations templates to help promote your award status (for both winners and finalists) 
  • Recognition collateral to help celebrate your success 
  • Congratulatory message from key Microsoft executive 

 

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING? 

 

By clicking the “Accept Rules” button in the 2021 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Awardtool submission process for submitting an entry, you hereby acknowledge and agree: 

 

  • To abide by these official rules; 
  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest, or any prize won; 
  • That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this contest;
  • That Microsoft may use of your proper name and state/country of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law. 
  • Finalists should be prepared to provide additional materials required for editorial or promotional purposes and to help promote the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awardprogram. Additional materials may include, but are not limited to, screen images, photographs of the development team, company logo (both on disk and a high-resolution printout), and video source. 

 

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED? 

 

This contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this contest.    

 

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED? 

 

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this contest.  This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the contest.  

 

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future contest, so please play fairly. 

 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON? 

 

Entrants can find out who won by visiting https://aka.ms/POTYA  where the names of the contest winners will remain posted for 12 months after the official public announcement in July 2021.    

 

WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CONTEST? 

 

Microsoft Corporation 

One Microsoft Way 

Redmond, WA 98052 

USA 

  

Questions?  Please email the 2021 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Award team. Please allow two (2) business days for a response.   

Partner Communications Manager OCP | The Netherlands
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