Umbraco MVPs

So, you want to be an Umbraco MVP for 2024?

The time for finding our MVPs of 2024 is here! 

As part of the new submissions and applications process, all would-be MVPs (new and renewed) must now let us know what activity they have been doing in the past 12 months, which earns them the title of MVP. (March 31st 2023 to March 29th 2024 between MVP application deadlines).

This translates into being friendly in the forum, making incredible and highly useful packages, submitting pull-requests, starting a new initiative that helps the existing community members as well as newcomers, and much more.

See a full list of example activities that could earn you MVP status.

 

Umbraco Founder Niels Hartvig stands together with 11 happy new MVPs at Codegarden 2019. Behind them is a wall with all MVPs names.

Apply to be an Umbraco MVP 2024 - Deadline to apply is 11:59 (CET) Friday March 29th

I want to nominate someone

You'd like to nominate someone to be an Umbraco MVP? Great! Let us know who that person is here and we'll reach out to them and ask them to tell us more. Deadline for MVP Nominations is Friday March 1st, this will allow us time to contact nominees and ask them to complete their activities and application, if they haven't already, prior to the final application deadline of Friday March 29th.

MVP Jan Skovgaard wearing a blue polo shirt holding up an MVP award in his right hand and a gold MVP award in his left, smiling in delight.

What makes an Umbraco MVP?

Beyond the activity and contributions that make an MVP stand out, a lot of it comes down to what they stand for, and what they bring to the Community

MVP nominations are always considered in the context of Umbraco's key values:

  • Trust 
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Hunger
  • Friendliness

Examples of MVP activities

  • Writing an article for 24 Days or Skrift
  • Creating an Umbraco package

  • Giving a talk about Umbraco (at a meetup, festival, or any event)

  • Helping organise an event

  • Creating a video about Umbraco

  • Speaking on a podcast about Umbraco

  • Submitting a PR

  • Being active and helpful on Mastodon or Discord
MVPs CodeGarden 2015
MVP Laura Weatherhead
MVPs CodeGarden 2022
MVP Emma Burstow wearing a striped white and blue top holding up an MVP award in both hands, smiling with excitement.

Benefits of being an MVP

Becoming MVP for the very first time gets you:

 

  • Free access to Codegarden the year you are awarded MVP status. We announce you to the world on stage during the keynote and we capture the moment in a group picture - sure to be a memorable experience.

  • A beautiful statuette presented to you during the MVP ceremony at Codegarden - which you can keep forever!

  • Shiny badges added to all MVPs' profiles on Our, plus a digital badge for use in email signatures or websites.

  • A free cloud project for all MVPs for personal or community-related projects.

  • A free training course of your choice.





  • Dedicated MVP Slack Channel - providing a space for MVP to chat, share ideas and discuss Umbraco, along with members of the HQ teams.

  • Access to HQ working facilities - Umbraco HQ can open its doors for the MVPs to use its facilities to work and connect with the teams.

  • Support of advocacy initiatives - Assistance with travel expenses to do a talk or workshop covering Umbraco at a conference or meetup. Approval subject to the topic covered, location and size of the event, and available budget.


Read more in the MVP Agreement.

 

MVP Jan Skovgaard wearing a blue polo shirt holding up an MVP award in his right hand and a gold MVP award in his left, smiling in delight.
MVP Laura Weatherhead

Renewed MVPs

The MVP award is valid for only one year, but we want to recognise those who continue to be active and contribute to Umbraco and the friendly community. 

Therefore, community members can nominate current MVPs for the renewal of their title, or for current MVPs to apply for a renewal (which we highly encourage).

Just like with new MVPs, MVP renewal is based on the activity of the applicant/nominee during the 12 months leading up to Codegarden with the same selection criteria. (March 31st 2023 to March 29th 2024 between MVP application deadlines)

Benefits of having your MVP status renewed

We do it slightly differently from the new MVPs, but the love and recognition are still there:


  • Although renewed MVPs don’t get to step on stage during the opening keynote, we still shout out about them in the MVP blog post.

  • The MVP badges on Our are updated to show the number of times they were awarded the MVP status.

  • We also share a digital badge the MVPs can use in their email signatures or websites.

  • A free training course of your choice.






  • Continued access to the dedicated MVP Slack Channel providing a space for MVP to chat, share ideas and discuss Umbraco, along with members of the HQ teams.

  • Continued access to their free cloud project for personal or community-related projects.
  • Access to HQ working facilities - Umbraco HQ can open its doors for the MVPs to use its facilities to work and connect with the teams.

  • Support of advocacy initiatives - Assistance with travel expenses to do a talk or workshop covering Umbraco at a conference or meetup. Approval subject to the topic covered, location and size of the event, and available budget.