How it Works

API World 2018 is the world’s largest API & microservices conference, and the 2018 API Awards are the definitive awards night for the API & microservices industry.

The 2018 API Awards are given out for 20 categories, and the Advisory Board for API World, made up of industry veterans, will select category winners after the public nomination process concludes.

The API Awards celebrate technical innovation, adoption and reception in the API & microservices industry and by the developer community.

The 2018 API Awards nominations will be open May 10 through June 29, and winners will be announced on July 16. Winners will be presented with awards at the 2018 API Awards ceremony on September 10, 2018, at 6:00 PM during API World 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Recipients receive (2) VIP Passes to API World 2018, a commemorative award, and media promotion and industry recognition.

Nominations are public and any technology, product or service that is or interacts with an application programming interface (API) or microservice is eligible for nomination. Nominees for the Innovator Award must be a person or team responsible for a significant innovation in the industry.


Innovator Award

Best Debut

Best in API Infrastructure

Best in API Management

Best in API Middleware

Best in API Security

Best in Business Software APIs

Best in Car APIs

Best in Communications APIs

Best of Data APIs

Best in DevOps APIs

Best in Enterprise APIs

Best in Finance APIs

Best in Health APIs

Best in Home APIs

Best in IoT APIs

Best in Media APIs

Best in Microservices APIs

Best in Microservices Infrastructure

Best in Payment APIs


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Nominations open

Friday, June 29, 2018
Nominations close: Judging begins

Monday, July 16, 2018
2018 API Awards
Winners Announced

Monday, September 10, 2018
2018 API Awards Ceremony
@ API World 2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2018 Judges

Coming Soon!