How it Works

API World 2020 is the world’s largest API & microservices conference, and the 2020 API Awards are the definitive awards for the API & microservices industry.

The 2020 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 innovation, adoption and reception in the API & microservices industry and by the developer community.

The 2020 API Awards nominations are accepted now through August 21, and winners will be announced on August 31. Winners will be presented virtually with awards at the 2020 API Awards ceremony on October 28th at 3:00 PT at API World 2020. Recipients receive (2) VIP Passes to API World 2020, 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.

Submit your 2020 nomination here


Innovator of the Year

Best API Debut

Best in API Infrastructure

Best in API Management

Best in API Middleware

Best in API Security

Best in Business Software APIs

Best in Automotive 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


Friday, August 21, 2020
Nominations close: Judging begins

Monday, August 31, 2020
Winners Notified

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
2020 API Awards
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT
2020 API Awards Ceremony @ API World 2020

2019 Judges

Iddo Gino
CEO & Founder
Rapid API

Michael Ludden
Founder & CEO
Ludden Consulting

Hans Otharsson
Customer Success Officer

Bernard Harguindeguy
Chief Technology Officer
Ping Identity

Navdeep Sidhu
VP Business Development
Software AG

Chris Bunk
VP of Engineering
Even Financial

Gaurav Gargate
Head of Microservice Infrastructure

Mike Stowe
Developer Relations

Bill Oakes
Head of Product Marketing for API Management and Microservices