About the Categories
Unsung Hero nominees are recognized for their willingness to do things that aren't high profile, glamorous, or even fun, but are important for a well-functioning project and community. Unsung Heroes often do this work with a smile, even if they aren't being recognized regularly for their contributions.
Leading by Example nominees are known for demonstrating leadership qualities in their communities that reflect OpenJS Foundation values, like being humble, helpful and hopeful. Exemplary leaders embody open source in spirit and in practice, and inspire others to do the same.
Outstanding Contribution from a New Arrival nominees are new participants in our project spaces who are making a big difference - from contributing new ideas, new leadership on a project workstream, helping with project operations, to community building and more. These individuals are rising stars who help bring fresh energy to our projects.