Innovation Awards

Introducing the 2021 Zoomtopia Innovation Awards

*Submission deadline extended through August 6th!

Zoom is excited to announce the 2021 Zoomtopia Innovation Awards – a way to showcase the amazing things you are accomplishing through Zoom. We can’t wait to see how you are pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation to transform the future of digital collaboration.

We invite you to submit an entry explaining the unique and inspiring ways you or your organization are currently using Zoom and the impact of your innovative thinking. A video is not required as part of your submission this year, but it can help! Feel free to share your story on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn using #Zoomtopia.

Submissions close on Friday, August 6th at 5:59:59pm PT

See official terms and user agreement here. Note: Government entities and “Driving Innovation in Government” category submissions will not be eligible to receive prizes but are eligible to be awarded as a winner.

Submissions will be eligible to win awards in the following categories:

Zoom is reimagining how we engage with customers, partners, and team members by creating opportunities to work from anywhere. How has your team used Zoom to change the landscape of work? Share your inspiring story of how your organization is using Zoom to empower your workforce today and in the future.

Zoom is so much more than a meeting solution. Tell us how you are using Zoom Meetings, Chat, and Phone, hosting virtual events, or using the Zoom Developer Platform’s APIs and SDKs to create and grow your organization.

Have you built a dynamic connection or experience over Zoom? What are you doing with Zoom that you never thought was possible? After a year of adjustments and changes, tell us how you are now using Zoom to deepen connections and cultivate innovative experiences.

Whether it’s advocating for equity and equality, bettering your communities, or taking care of the environment, tell us how you are leveraging the positive power of Zoom to improve the world and uplift others around you.

From clinicians providing video-assisted virtual visits to patients in their homes to healthcare professionals collaborating on best practices through medical education, there is no limit to the innovative ways healthcare professionals have leveraged Zoom. Show us how you and your organization use Zoom for heroic and unique solutions in  healthcare!

From hybrid learning environments to community engagement to student safety and beyond, show us how using Zoom is helping you to engage students, expand your reach, and encourage school-wide collaboration to ensure educational continuity.

From business-critical financial communications to client services to mobile applications, there is no limit to the innovative ways financial services professionals have leveraged Zoom. Show us how using Zoom has enabled unprecedented growth and unique solutions for your team!

Expanding justice services, bolstering agency and citizen communications, expediting real-time emergency responses: these are just a few ways that our government customers have leveraged Zoom. Tell us how you or your teams have served your community in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without Zoom.

Prizes:

One overall winner will receive the following hardware prizes:

  • One DTEN ME

  • One  Poly P15 or P21

  • One Logitech Rally Bar Mini Zoom Rooms Appliance

  • Two Neat products

One runner-up will receive the following hardware prizes:

Category winners will receive a Jabra Hybrid Workplace Prize Pack including:

  • One Jabra Speak 750 speakerphone

  • One Jabra Evolve2 65 headset

  • One Jabra Panacast 20 webcam

Additionally, all winners will be recognized at Zoomtopia 2021 and will be featured in a Zoom blog and on Zoom social channels. Zoom will also award each winner a Zoom swag bag.

*Government entities and “Driving Innovation in Governmentcategory submissions will not be eligible to receive prizes but are eligible to be awarded as a winner.

Past Winners:

Get some inspiration from our 2020 Innovation Award Winners here!

Frequently Asked Questions:

We want to hear about the unique and inspiring ways you are using Zoom! Tell us your story and the impact of your innovative thinking. As part of your submission, you are encouraged to create a video (no more than 2 minutes in length) that will help us understand and appreciate the amazing things you are accomplishing using Zoom. We will be evaluating submissions for creativity but videos are not a requirement this year.

Yes! You may select more than one category for submission. If you have more than one story to share, please complete a separate submission form for each story. However, individuals with submissions in different categories are only eligible to win in a single category.

Submissions for each category will be judged by a panel of Zoom employees based on a cumulative score of innovation (50%), impact of program (25%), and creativity/quality of submission (25%). All ties will be broken by the judges.

From these eight (8) category finalists, one overall winner will be chosen by a popular vote open to Zoom employees.

Finalists will be notified via email using the e-mail address provided at the time of entry on or after August 9, 2021. Finalists must acknowledge and respond to any email notice within five (5) days or we will award the next runner up.

Yes, we plan to share all category finalists and the overall winner stories externally. As part of your submission, we will ask that you give us permission to reference your story at Zoomtopia, on our website, social media channels, and other promotional materials.