Make your case

  • One winner will receive the 2020 Red Hat® Certified Professional of the Year Award.
  • The contest is accepting submissions until December 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • The winner will be announced at Red Hat Summit 2020 in San Francisco, CA to be held April 27–29.

Questions? Email us at

Submission tips

Think about business outcomes. Include specifics on how Red Hat technology helps your business. The more tangible, the better.

Show some personality. Humor, quirkiness, and character are a factor. Show us your personality—and keep it real.

Make Red Hat part of the story. Tell us how Red Hat Certification helps you do your job more efficiently or be more innovative.

As a thank you for your submission, we’ll send you a US$25 gift card to use in the online Red Hat Certified Professional Store.

What does the winner receive?

  • One complimentary trip to Red Hat Summit 2020 in San Francisco, CA, including a Red Hat Summit conference pass, airfare, and 3 nights of hotel accommodations.
  • Video spotlight in a Red Hat success story video.
  • Award presentation: Receive a Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year Award and a Red Hat fedora on stage at Red Hat Summit.
  • VIP recognition at the Red Hat Summit 2020 reception for Red Hat Certified Professionals.
  • Red Hat press coverage with a featured mention in the Red Hat Certified Professional Award press release.
  • Promotion features on the Red Hat website, blog, and in the Red Hat Training and Certification newsletter.
  • Special certification logo use: Receive a Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year logo that can be used on business cards and social media.

 The contest is no longer accepting 2020 submissions.

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