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Deadline 3 May: Recognize an outstanding technologist

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Internet?

We are pleased to announce that candidate nominations for the 2017 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award are open.

This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to data communications and places particular emphasis on those who have supported and enabled others.

Nominations are encouraged for individuals or teams of individuals from across the data communications industry around the world who are dedicated to the efforts of advancing the Internet for the benefit of everybody.

The award includes recognition at a global conference of the Internet’s technical leaders, as well as a signature crystal globe and a USD 20,000 prize.

Previous awardees include those who have wholeheartedly committed themselves to the technological development, growth and vitality of the Internet.

Nominations can be made either by self-nomination or by third party.

For more about Jonathan Postel, the award, nomination procedures, and online submission forms view our page about the award.

You can recognize someone you know who has made a special contribution by nominating them for this year’s Postel Award.

The deadline for nominations is 3 May 2017 so be sure to get yours in on time!


For more information about Jon Postel and this award, please view this video narrated by Vint Cerf:

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Deadline May 18 – Recognize someone who has made the Internet a better place

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the global Internet? Perhaps they helped connect remote Nepalese villages with the global Internet, opening new possibilities for education and communications. Or perhaps they galvanized technologists to improve Internet access and capabilities throughout Africa. Or maybe they made extensive contributions to the development and administration of the Internet in its early days.

It is people like this who has who have made today’s Internet so remarkable.

Each year, the Internet Society’s Jonathan B. Postel Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made sustained contributions to the Internet we all use. It is awarded every year (read about past winners), and includes recognition at a global conference of the Internet’s technical leaders, as well as an award of US$20,000 and a unique crystal presentation.

The award is named for Dr. Jonathan B. Postel, who provided extraordinary stewardship over the course of a 30 year career in networking. He served as the editor of the RFC series from its inception in 1969 until 1998. He served as the ARPANET “numbers Czar” and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) over the same period of time. He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture Board and was the first individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a Trustee.

You can recognize someone you know who has made a special contribution by nominating them for this year’s Postel Award.

The deadline for nominations is 18 May 2016. More information and the online nominations form are available at the Postel Award website.


For more information about Jon Postel and this award, please view this video narrated by Vint Cerf: