One winner will receive the Red Hat® Certified Professional of the Year 2019 Award.

The contest is accepting submissions until January 18, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The winner will be announced at Red Hat Summit 2019, held May 7-9, in Boston, MA.

Questions? Email us at

Submission tips

Think about business outcomes. Include specifics on how Red Hat technology helped 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 technology 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 the Red Hat Certified Professional online store.

What Does the Winner Receive?

  • One complimentary pass to 2019 Red Hat Summit in Boston, MA, including airfare and 3 nights of hotel accommodations.
  • Recognition at the 2019 Red Hat Summit reception for Red Hat Certified Professionals.
  • A featured mention in the Red Hat Certified Professional Award press release.
  • Promotion on the Red Hat website, blog, and in the Red Hat Training and Certification newsletter.
  • Recognition in a Red Hat success story video.
  • A Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year Award and Red Hat fedora.
  • A Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year logo that can be used on business cards and social media.