CodeProject's Most Valuable Author and Most Valuable Expert awards (collectively, the Most Valuable Professionals) are awarded to members as recognition of outstanding contributions to the CodeProject community.
The Most Valuable Expert designation is awarded for contributions through Quick Answers and the Forums for those who go above and beyond in helping those with questions. The Most Valuable Author designation is awarded for those who contribute the most through Articles and Tips.
It's exclusive and hard-fought with only 30 awards in each category awarded each year out of our 13+ Million members. Ranking is based on the total reputation points accumulated during the previous year.