Blockchain and the Bitcoin Foundation introduced the inaugural Blockchain Awards today.

The two organizations will co-host the event to be held on 16th May at the Bitcoin 2014 Conference in Amsterdam.

The awards will celebrate “the exceptional quality, leadership, and technical innovation we see every day,” Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary said in a statement.

He added:

“With these awards we hope to take a moment and reflect on the amazing contributions from the bitcoin community.”

Nominations are open from today through 6th May in 10 categories. These include:

  • Best ATM Design
  • Best Mobile App
  • Bitcoin Champion
  • Bitcoin Legal Expert
  • Most Creative Video
  • Most Impactful Charity
  • Most Influential Investor
  • Most Informative Podcast
  • Most Insightful Journalist
  • Visionary Academic Paper.

Each of the winners will receive 1 BTC and their awards will be permanently written into the bitcoin block chain.

The nominees of each category will be reduced to three top choices, which will be announced on 7th May, when voting on the Top 3 finalists begins.

Nominations are open to anyone through the conference’s website.

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