Best Overall Developer Portal

Who qualifies to be considered for the Best Overall Award?


Every nominee for a Best-in-Class award will be included in the competition for the Best Overall Developer Portal awards.  Three awards will be granted for:

  1. Best Overall Enterprise DevPortal,
  2. Best Overall SME DevPortal, and 
  3. Best DevPortal Community Prize.


Public voting will occur in September/October for the community prize.  


From 2021 we will be awarding 2 awards for Best Overall Developer Portal based on whether the developer portal is for a large enterprise or small/medium enterprise (SME). This is in recognition that:

  • each type of developer portal encounters its own unique challenges,
  • available resources for innovation and scope for creativity, 
  • Jury feedback for having been torn between these two distinctions in making the final call of who wins the award in past years. 


For selecting the Best Overall Devportal category winner of the DevPortal Awards, we inspect the developer portal from a holistic approach: What makes a devportal stand out against competitors? How do they elaborate on their strategy, UX/DX, and API documentation?

Award Criteria


Every DevPortal nominated for a Best-in-Class award will be considered for the Best Overall award. 

However, there is a second step in the evaluation process. To aid the jury in this complex consideration we require a representative from the DevPortal company to fill out a questionnaire addressing their take on their API program. The questionnaire must be completed if your portal is to be nominated for any of the jury awarded Best Overall DevPortals.

Why additional questions?

  • In the past, our jury has investigated nominations independently and hit a few obstacles in part because of the volume of nominations, access restrictions, and limited understanding of business models.
  • The questions are in respect to elements and areas that have been identified as markers for excellence in a developer portal.
  • Through your answers, the DevPortal Awards Jury can see what it is you excel at, why and how you made specific decisions — all in order to help select the Best Overall Devportal.


Who should answer the questions?

The questions address different aspects of a developer portal, so you may want to involve the knowledge connected to some specific roles within the team, for example: the product owner, lead architect, API developers, marketing engineer, UX designer/UX writer, and/or technical writers.

Who will have access to this data?

The DevPortal Awards 2021 Organizing Committee and Jury will use your answers to rank your developer portal for the DevPortal Awards in October 2021.

The Pronovix UX team will evaluate the submissions and publish information on trends and best practices. Any mention of a specific devportal as a valuable spotlight will be published only with explicit permission. By generating and sharing this report we hope to inspire the community as a whole on how to improve their developer portals.

We will not share your data outside of the scope of the DevPortal Awards 2021 without your consent.