Expert Awards

Annual Awards

The Annual Expert Awards are announced at the beginning of each year to celebrate the best Experts throughout the years from a competitive field of Experts worldwide.

Show Award Definitions

Active Awards

  1. Expert of the YearThe expert who earned the most points across all areas of the site throughout the year. Includes points earned for solutions, videos, articles and testing.
    * Included question points only, before 2015.
  2. Rookie of the YearThe expert who started off the year with zero points, but ended up earning the most points overall for solutions, articles, videos and testing.
  3. The TitanThe expert with the highest percentage of points within a topic, where the topic has at least 400,000 points earned for the year.
  4. The AllyThe expert who earned the most assist points throughout the year.
  5. The ScribeThe expert who earned the most Article points throughout the year.
  6. The DirectorThe expert who earned the most points throughout the year by creating videos.
  7. The ScrutinizerThe expert who earned the most points throughout the year by testing projects.
  8. The DetectiveThe expert who earned the most question points throughout the year.
  9. The NomadThe expert with the most solutions from a mobile device.
  10. The ConnoisseurThe expert who had the highest percentage of accepted solutions overall throughout the year.
  11. Impact AwardThis hand-picked award honors the expert who made the biggest contributions to the community.
  12. Author of the YearHand-picked by the Page Editors, this author's articles are not only plentiful, but are considered a valuable resource to the tech community.

Retired Awards

  1. The AddictThe expert with the most solutions from a mobile device. (Changed to The Nomad)
  2. The SniperThe expert who had the highest percentage of accepted solutions overall throughout the year. (Changed to The Connoisseur)
  3. JuggernautThe expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.
  4. HeatseekerThe expert who climbed the most ranks, having started the year with at least 10,000 points.
  5. The CloserThe member with the most questions asked within the year with at least a 95% close rate (no force accepts).
  6. The PhilanthropistThe expert with the most accepted solutions on questions worth 100 points or fewer.
2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2008
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Expert Awards Quarterly Frontrunners

Every quarter Experts Exchange announces its Quarterly Frontrunners. This includes:

  • The top ten Front Runners (year-to-date) for the upcoming Expert Awards in each category.
  • The Front Runners (year-to-date) for the upcoming Expert Awards in the fifty most active topics*.

* Most active topics are the topics with most points earned and most page views for the specified time frame.