Transformation Award

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Transformation Award now open to our valued Partners.

Reflecting on our theme, Transform Together, and considering nature as a metaphor, please share your story and be recognized for success. Partner Summit Online 2021, is a chance to honor organizations that have changed, shifted and transformed in ways that are making a significant impact.

Let us know how your organization has evolved? Do you have a renewed energy and commitment to transforming our workforce? Are you incorporating new ways of teaching and learning? Are you intentionally focused on new audiences that reflect the diversity we desire?

Share your story by submitting a 500-word written submission no later than July 9th, 2021.   A panel of CompTIA judges will select one Transformation Award winner per region to be announced during the Partner Summit awards.

In your submission, please share which animal from our Partner Summit theme reflects the “spirit” of your organization. What are the characteristics that align with how your organization is transforming or has transformed over this past year?  Describe how your organization has changed and what the impact has been on delivering tech talent to the global workforce?  Lastly – be creative!

Transformation Award Submission Form

Butterfly Award Picture

Butterflies undergo metamorphosis, which literally means transformation in Greek.  The process of this stubby, crawling, land-based insect turning into an airborne beauty is the perfect metaphor for change, improvement, escape and transformation.

Gecko Award Picture

Geckos are small reptiles found on all continents except Antarctica. They symbolize change and transformation, hope and rebuilding! These small creatures have fascinated us for many years with their ability to regenerate their bodies. Amazingly, Geckos can re-grow their tails when cut off and shed and re-generate their skin.

Flamingo Award Picture

Flamingos embody the saying "you are what you eat." The pink and reddish colors of a flamingo's feathers come from eating beta carotene pigments found in algae and invertebrates. The brighter a flamingo’s colors, the more well-fed they are.   Baby flamingos are actually gray or white and transform to pink within the first couple years of life.  If you were to stop feeding beta carotene to a flamingo, they would turn back to their original color.

Hummingbird Award Picture

Hummingbirds, which are tiny, colorful, thin-beaked birds, get their name from the humming noise that occurs when they flap their wings very fast.  When they fly, they give the illusion of constantly changing their bright colors.  It’s not actually the color of their feathers that change, but the way the light reflects off their iridescent plumage.  The effect is mesmerizing.

Tree Frog Award Picture

Tree Frogs are defined by their popping red eyes and captivating bright colors. They transform from tadpole to frog, leave the water and spend the rest of their lives in the green camouflage of trees. At the time of full adulthood, which takes about two full years, tree frogs have turned a colorful green with blue & yellow striped sides, orange or red feet and flashes of blue. Their bright colors are their defense mechanism as they cling to the underside of leaves in the tropical forests of Central and South America.

Chameleon Award Picture

Chameleons camouflage themselves in natural settings thanks to their four layers of skin. Each layer contains a different pigment that allows the outer skin to transform depending on the amount of light, temperature and level of humidity in the air. This natural ability certainly helps hide chameleons in the wild, but they don't just change color to avoid being detected by predators; they also use this talent as a form of expression.