Recognizing community leaders

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The Tribal Awards nominations are in and it’s time to vote for the finalists. These categories aim to highlight the greats in the technical community, there are quite a few familiar names for those who visit the SQLServerCentral articles and forums, good luck you guys! Vote in as many or few categories as you like, once you’re done, feel free to pick up some free stuff from Red Gate. Just like last time, if you tweet your nomination using #TribalAwards, we'll pick three tweeters to win $50 Amazon vouchers.

Head on over to the voting page

Without further ado, these are the top nominees in each category:

Article that saved my bacon in 2013

Blog of the Year

Person you’d most like to have a beer with (and pick their brain)

  • Paul Randal
  • Brent Ozar
  • Gail Shaw
  • Grant Fritchey
  • Mladen Prajdic

Best Presentation at any Tech Conference

  • PASS Keynote - Dr. David DeWitt
  • Erin Stellato - Extended Events - PASS Summit
  • Steve Jones, Database Version control - SQL in the City Charlotte
  • Neil Hambly, Why Are We Waiting - SQL Saturday #238
  • Rob Farley, These are not the joins you are looking for - PASS Summit

Best Tech User Group

  • Sacramento SQL User Group
  • AtlantaMDF
  • MADPASS
  • DC Pass
  • San Francisco SQL Server UG

Best New Community Voice

  • Rob Sewell
  • William Durkin
  • Mickey Stuewe
  • Mark S Rasmussen
  • Koen Verbeek

Beyond the Call of Duty

  • Jonathan Allen
  • Jeff Moden
  • Niko Neugebauer
  • Grant Fritchey
  • Jonathan Kehayias

Best Free Script

  • sp_WhoIsActive Adam Machanic
  • sp_blitz Brent Ozar
  • MaintenanceSolution.sql - Ola Hallengren
  • Diagnostic Info Queries.sql - Glenn Berry
  • DBA_IndexDefrag - Michelle Ufford

Most Authoritative Voice

  • Paul Randall
  • Jon Kehayias
  • Gail Shaw
  • Paul White
  • Grant Fritchey

Best Outfit

  • Andrea Allred in her  Princess Gowns
  • Gail Shaw and her Jedi Robes
  • Jason Strate with his Unicorn Head
  • Steve Jones as The jester
  • Allen White in his SQLKilt

SQL Karaoke Performer of the Year

Kathi Kellenberger, Mama's Broken Heart

Ed Watson - Just a Gigolo (No video!)

Colin and Jason Strate Tik Tok

Darcy at MVP Summit

Tim Mitchell, You've Lost that Loving Feeling

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