In 2009, in the second year of the award platform open to all Yıldız Holding companies, a total of 38 project competed in the 2009 Stars of the Year. Out of the nine projects that were shortlisted following the preliminary evaluation four projects received awards, one of which was the special jury award. The winner of the Stars of the Year award was the “Top Offers Page” project designed by the Commercial and Media Team. Second in line was the “Alpella Ole Digital Launch” project developed by the Dairy Products Team, Food and Beverage Group, while Önem Gıda’s “Hazelnut Paste Manufacturing Plant Continuous Purée Pasteurisation System” project came in third place. The special jury award went to Datateknik’s “Exper Uninterrupted PC” project.