You can earn awards by participating in conversations and engaging with the Windows Community. Awards are for fun only and not attached to any monetary value.
How to earn awards
Every time you comment, share, follow, or start a conversation you earn a variety of fun awards. The more you participate, the more awards you earn.
Find a conversation from Connect at the top of the website or any other content page to see topics that Windows users are talking about. Open any of those that interest you and leave comments or a reaction in any article, video, or conversation.
How to see your earned awards
Sign-in to the website then navigate to your My Profile page, then Awards. You’ll be able to see how many awards you’ve earned across 13 different categories:
Like given, LOL given, Helpful given, Awesome given, Like received, LOL Received, Helpful received, Awesome received, Comment created, Conversation created, Following topic, Shared topic, First to comment.
Hovering over each award will allow you to see the date you earned it. The total number of awards you’ve earned will appear next to the word Awards at the top of the awards page.
If you haven’t earned any awards yet, all award icons will appear grayed. When you earn an award, the award for that category will light up on your profile page.