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Launch of the Aaron Winborn Award 2016

April 1st, 2016

Last year, in honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn, whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) came to an end, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association launched the Aaron Winborn Award.

This year the nominations are open until 10th April 2016 (Midnight GMT).

This annual award recognizes an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It will include a scholarship and stipend to attend DrupalCon and recognition in a plenary session at the event.

The inaugural Aaron Winborn Award was given to Cathy Theys at DrupalCon Barcelona - see the announcement on the Drupal Association blog.

Thanks to Hans Riemenschneider for the suggestion, and the Drupal Association executive board for backing this idea and the budget. We feel this award is a fitting honor to someone who gave so much to Drupal both on a technical and personal level.

If you know someone amazing who should benefit from this award you can make your nomination here:

https://www.drupal.org/aaron-winborn-award