2019 Google Cloud Partner of the Year Awards

We are now accepting entries for the 2019 Awards.

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The Google Cloud Partner of the Year Awards honor a select group of partners who have demonstrated innovative thinking, outstanding customer service, and best-in-class use of Google Cloud products and solutions.

In order to enter, you must:

calendar Key dates

January 31, 2020

Submission deadline

Week of March 2, 2020

All applicants notified of results via email

April 6–8, 2020

Partner Summit at Google Cloud Next ’20

2018 Winners

Categories and criteria

Below, you’ll find an overview of this year’s categories and criteria, including two new categories: Expansion Partner of the Year and Industry Solution Partner of the Year. You can also download the official guidebook to get a detailed walk-through of the submission process.

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Reseller partner of the year

One global winner · five regional winners

This award recognizes partners that saw outstanding success in 2019, selling Google Cloud products and building relationships to help transform their customers’ businesses. Your organization must be approved for the Sell Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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NEW: Expansion Partner of the Year

One global winner · five regional winners

This award recognizes one partner that saw outstanding success in 2019 by effectively helping a large number of customers achieve better results through Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. Your organization must be approved for the Sell Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Services Partner of the Year

One global winner · five regional winners

This award recognizes partners that have provided exceptional service and enabled their customers’ success by innovating, building, and delivering the right combination of Google Cloud solutions. Your organization must be approved for the Service Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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NEW: Industry Solution Partner of the Year

One global winner

This award recognizes one partner that leveraged the Google Cloud Platform to create comprehensive and compelling solutions that made a significant impact on one industry across multiple regions. Your organization must be approved for the Service Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Breakthrough Partner of the Year

One global winner · five regional winners

This award recognizes one partner that emerged and expanded its partnership with Google Cloud this past year, resulting in outstanding growth in its customer base and/or revenue. Your organization must be approved for either the Sell, Service, or Build Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Global Technology Partner of the Year

One global winner

This award recognizes partners that used a winning combination of Google Cloud technology in multiple technology segments to deliver innovative solutions and customer satisfaction.

The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Technology Partner of the Year (Segments)

14 global winners, 1 for each technology segment

This award recognizes partners for excellence and innovation in individual Google Cloud technology segments, including:

  • Productivity and collaboration
  • Application development
  • Infrastructure modernization
  • NEW: Data management
  • Smart analytics
  • Marketplace
  • AI and machine learning
  • Security
  • Industry platforms: healthcare
  • Industry platforms: financial services and insurance
  • Industry platforms: media and entertainment
  • Industry platforms: retail
  • NEW: Industry platforms: manufacturing

Your organization must be approved for the Build Engagement Model to qualify for this award. The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Specialization Partner of the Year

13 global winners, 1 for each specialization

This award recognizes partners with a Google Cloud Specialization that excelled in that specific area throughout 2019, resulting in substantial success for their customers.

  • Application Development
  • Cloud Migration
  • Data Analytics
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • IoT
  • Location-based Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Security
  • Training
  • Work Transformation
  • Work Transformation – Enterprise

Your organization must have achieved the Specialization you are applying for in order to qualify, as well as be approved for the Service Engagement Model. The Google Cloud team will also pull key metrics from 2019 that quantify your success and growth.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Diversity and Inclusion Partner of the Year

One global winner

At Google, we know that championing diversity in our work is important and that a mix of voices leads to better discussion, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.

This award recognizes one partner that:

  • Prioritized diversity and inclusion initiatives for their organization in 2019 in an effort to transform and strengthen their own business
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  • Created a unique solution that brought about the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace—greater satisfaction, more creativity, the capacity for solving complex problems, and so on—for your customer

Your organization must be approved for either the Sell, Service, or Build Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

See full details in the guidebook.

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Global Social Impact Partner of the Year

One global winner

This award recognizes one partner that went above and beyond in 2019, creating or promoting initiatives that made a positive and lasting impact on our world.

Your organization must be approved for either the Sell, Service, or Build Engagement Model to qualify for this award.

See full details in the guidebook.

FAQs

Winners will be selected by a curated panel of judges based on your full application, in addition to the quantitative information that Google Cloud pulls.

Winners will be formally announced at the Partner Summit at Next ’20. The Google Cloud team will notify all applicants, including those that did not win an award, via email the week of February 25, 2020.

Winners will receive:

  • Google Cloud Partner Award designation for your company website
  • Materials to support a press release
  • Google Cloud blog post
  • Photo with Google leadership at the Awards Ceremony
  • Callout in the Google Cloud directory
  • And more to be announced soon

Yes. In order to enter, you must:

  • Be a Google Cloud Partner
  • Register for Partner Summit at Next ’20
  • Complete and submit the full application by January 31, 2020

Each Google Cloud Partner can submit one entry per category.

No. Partners will only be eligible to win one award, and if selected as a winner in multiple categories, they will be granted the highest award for which they qualify.

Yes. Awards are considered based only on 2019 performance, so every partner is eligible to win regardless of whether they’ve won in previous years.

Yes. Only the 2019 Google Cloud Partner of the Year Awards team and panel of judges will see the information that you submit.

All questions are outlined in a Submission Template that you can find in our guidebook. The questions and character limits reflect exactly what you will see on the form.

Yes. Once you’ve submitted your complete application, you can make edits until the January 31 deadline. Just use the unique URL that you receive in your confirmation email to return to the form.

Please contact cloudpartnerawards@google.com with any questions about the 2019 Google Cloud Partner Awards.

Get the new-and-improved guidebook

This is your go-to resource for the 2019 Google Cloud Partner of the Year Awards. Download to see submission questions, prepare your responses, and find tips for award-winning entries.

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