The Community Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry.


This program began in 2019, when the CMX team looked back on the year and were in awe of the incredible achievements of the people and organizations in this industry. We knew we needed to celebrate – publicly, and with a big splash! – and so the Community Industry Awards were born.

The 2022 Community Industry Awards will be the third annual season of this awards program, and we can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry!

Meet our 2022 Judging Committee

Brittni Cocchiara

Senior Community Manager – Ex Webflower, Ex Mironeer

Jill Ross

B2B Community Strategist

Lauren Gross

Managing Director, The Mesa – I.G. Advisors

Diana Morgan

Head of Community –

Tirza Austin

Senior Manager, Online Community – ASCE

Travis King

Founder – TAKEN

Pixie Cigar

Director of Online Communities – Teach For All

Cassie Perez

Community Manager – NewsBreak

Kevin Lau

Global Head of Customer Advocacy – Adobe

Mitch Howe

Customer Success Manager – Hivebrite

Mary Thengvall

Director, Developer Relations – Camunda

Elizabeth Kinsey

Manager, Community – Slack

Joshua Rosenfeld

Technical Advocate – Civilized Discourse Construction Kit

Nilesh Shinde

Associate Consultant – KPMG

Matt Pearsall

Community and Social Media Manager – Committee for Children

Samer Rabadi

Online Community Engagement Manager – George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jennifer Serrat

Community Marketing Manager – myGwork

DeMario Bell

Head of Community – Mentor Collective

Angie Coleman

Director of Community – Operator Collective

Ankit Shah

Community Product Partnerships / Founder – Facebook / Tea With Strangers

Erin Wayne

Global Head of Player Community – Riot Games

Jenny Windom

Producer & Community Developer at Soft Not Weak ; Community at Kowloon Nights – Soft Not Weak & Kowloon Nights

Chris Norris

Director of Community Management, Positive Play – Electronic Arts

Logan Johnston

Community Manager, Community & Impact Partnerships – Facebook Inc

Connie Chang

Director of Community Engagement – Wish

Anuj Adhiya

Growth Advisor – Globalwork

Elijah van der Giessen

Community Manager – TechSoup

Prerona Sanyal

Community Manager – SquadStack

Michael Hunte

Community Director – DFINITY Foundation

Serena Snoad

Online Community Manager – Alzheimer’s Society UK

Jamie Johnston

Program Manager, Community – Spotify

Andreia Tulcidás

Community Advocacy Lead – OutSystems

Phin Mpofu

Director, Success & Community – Startup Grind

Nicole Saunders

Director, Communities – Zendesk

Chris Catania

Head of Community – Esri

A Word from our 2021 Winners

How does it work?

September 2

CMX Summit 2021, Announce nominations and the 2022 season

Sept 2 - Oct 8

Nominations are open!

Oct 20 - Nov 19

Public voting is open!

Nov 19 - Dec 17

Expert judges weigh in on nominations and make their choices

January 12

Category finalists are announced!

January 24, 2022

Winners are announced live at the virtual Community Industry Awards Ceremony

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Yes! However, you can only nominate one person or community per category.

Yes! You are welcome to nominate yourself, your community, or someone on your team! Go ahead, toot your own horn.

We require your email in order to track the number of times you have voted per category. You are able to vote once per person per category. We will not use your email for any other communications without your permission.

Once a nomination is submitted, the CMX team looks at the quality of the nomination (are the questions answered in full, does the nomination include evidence of why the nominee meets the criteria for the award, and how relevant the nomination is for the particular category).

All accepted nominations will be put up to a public vote.

Once the public has had their say, our expert judges will score each nomination out of ten, ten being the highest score (criteria: thoughtful response in application, clear examples shared that show measurable growth/success, etc.).

Public votes will be tallied and each nomination will be ranked based on the number of votes they received, using a scale where 1 is the least number of public votes.

To tally the final score, the public vote rank was added to the average of the judges scores

In the event of a tie in the final score, the nominee with the higher vote from the judges is the winner. 

In this example, the nominee received the most public votes (at 103), there were 15 nominees in this category, and the average score from the judges was 9. We add the ranking (15), to the average score from our judges (9), and receive the final score (24). The final score is how we determine the winner

Public Votes Ranking Expert Judges Final Score
103 15 9 24

Community Industry Award winners will receive: 

  • A free ticket to CMX Summit 2022
  • Free lifetime access to CMX Academy courses ($499 USD per course)
  • a Community Industry Awards trophy
  • More prizes to be announced.

You will receive your trophy either in person at CMX Summit 2022 or via mail. If you are unable to attend, your trophy will be sent to the address you provide at the time.

September 2: CMX Summit 2021, Announce nominations and the 2022 season

Sept 2 - Oct 8: Nominations are open

Oct 20 - Nov 19: Public voting is open 

Nov 19 - Dec 17: Expert judges weigh in on nominations and make their choices 

January 12, 2022: Category finalists are announced!

January 24, 2022: Winners are announced live at the virtual Community Industry Awards Ceremony

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