Just before JavaOne 2012, it was announced that the Duke's Choice Award program is being expanded to include the Latin America; Europe / Africa / Middle East; and Asia regional JavaOne conferences. The first regional Duke's Choice Awards will be held at JavaOne Latin America. The nominations deadlineis Wednsday, November 7.
The nominations page notes:
The goal of the regional awards is to celebrate Java innovation happening within specific regions and provides an opportunity to recognize winners locally. The Duke's Choice Award program is open to all members of the respective regional Java communities and nominations are accepted by anyone, including Oracle employees, for any compelling use of Java technology. The regional programs will include Java community judges from the region. In keeping with the 10 year tradition of the Duke's Choice Award program, the most important ingredient is innovation. Let's recognize and celebrate the innovation that Java delivers within specific geographic regions.
The winners will be announced at JavaOne Latin America, in S