The call for nominations for the 2009 IDDY Awards is now open! We're excited this year to be expanding this award program which was introduced by Liberty Alliance this year under the wings of the Kantara Initiative, adding new categories and judging criteria.  Past winners are among the best and brightest in the identity marketplace, and we look forward to honoring this year's recipients at DIDW in September.

This fourth year of IDDY awards will honor deployments and proofs of concept of all identity specifications anyone that utilizes any open/standard identity technology, including XMPP extensions, ID-WSF, iNames, Information Cards, OAuth, OpenID, SAML, XDI, PKI , IGF, XRD, XACML, OPML, APML, RDF, RSS, MicroFormats, OATH, WS, XRI, activity streams, OpenSocial, Portable Contacts, CX, etc., is encouraged to participate.

Below you will find documents that outline the judging criteria for the proof of concept (POC) and the deployment categories.  The application forms are available as well.

Key dates to remember:

Have questions? Contact -  IDDY (at) kantarainitiative (dot) org

Good luck!