I'm so excited that we launched Blue Drop Awards today! This is an idea that has been floating around the Drupal community for many years but never seemed to coalesque into an actual event. I'm proud to put this event on and even prouder to get the chance to shout to the world about Drupal!
There are so many great things that could come out of an awards event for the Drupal community. Press, publicity, increasing Drupal's profile in the media, showcasing really great Drupal sites. But, most of all, I think it's our opportunity to show the non-Drupal world that this is something special.