List of computer-related awards

This list of computer-related awards is an index to articles about notable awards given for computer-related work. It excludes computer science awards and competitions, video game awards and web awards, which are covered by separate lists.

Google Code-in grand prize winners ceremony 2015


Country Award Sponsor Notes
International Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award ACM SIGARCH Computer architecture and design
International IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Outstanding contributions to information storage systems
United States Phil Kaufman Award Electronic System Design Alliance Impact on electronic design by contributions to electronic design automation
United States Maurice Wilkes Award International Symposium on Computer Architecture Outstanding contribution to computer architecture

Open source / freeware / sharewareEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Europe Akademy KDE Free software
Israel August Penguin Hamakor Free software-related achievements
United States FSF Free Software Awards Free Software Foundation Advancement of Free Software and Projects of Social Benefit
United States Google Code-in Google To encourage high school students to participate in open source projects
France Les Trophées du Libre Les Trophées du libre Free software contest
United States O'Reilly Open Source Award O'Reilly Media Individuals recognized for dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source
United States Shareware Industry Awards Shareware Industry Awards Foundation Shareware industry


Country Award Sponsor Notes
United States Frank Byron Rowlett Award National Security Agency Outstanding organizational and individual excellence in the field of information systems security
United States National Cyber Security Hall of Fame National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Contributions of key individuals in the field of cyber security


Country Award Sponsor Notes
International Software Process Achievement Award IEEE Computer Society Outstanding and innovative contributions to the field of software quality
United States Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award Dr. Dobb's Journal Significant contributions to the advancement of software development
United States Iverson Award Association for Computing Machinery Significant contributions to the APL programming language or to the APL community


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Australia AMY Awards Digital + Technology Collective Digital content, services and applications industry in Australia
United Kingdom Appy Awards Carphone Warehouse Best apps
United States Adobe MAX Adobe Inc. Applications
United States CRM Idol Information Today Customer relationship management software
United States CODiE Awards Software and Information Industry Association Business technology and education technology
International World Summit Awards World Summit on the Information Society World’s best startup companies in digital content and innovative applications


Country Award Sponsor Notes
International W. Wallace McDowell Award IEEE Computer Society Outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contributions that fall within the scope of Computer Society interest
International Dijkstra Prize Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, International Symposium on Distributed Computing Outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing
Japan Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology Inamori Foundation Electronics, Biotechnology and Medical Technology, Materials Science and Engineering or Information Science
United States Knuth reward check Donald Knuth For finding technical, typographical, or historical errors, or making substantial suggestions for Donald Knuth's publications
Europe Microsoft Award Microsoft Research Scientists working in Europe who had made a major contribution to the advancement of science through the use of computational methods
United States Richard W. Lyman Award National Humanities Center Scholars who have advanced the humanities through the use of information technology


Country Award Sponsor Notes
International Computer Entrepreneur Award IEEE Computer Society Individuals with major technical or entrepreneurial contributions to the computer industry
International Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology Contributions by computer professionals to socially responsible use of computers
United States Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Exceptional achievement by women in technology
United Kingdom British Inspiration Awards (industry) Achievement in the creative industries of the United Kingdom
Germany CeBIT Deutsche Messe AG State of the art in information technology
United States Dvorak Awards Ascend Communications Excellence in Communication (1992–1997)
International Edison Award Edison Awards Honoring excellence in innovation
United States EFF Pioneer Award Electronic Frontier Foundation People who have made significant contributions to the empowerment of individuals in using computers
United States Grace Murray Hopper Award Association for Computing Machinery Computer professional who makes a single, significant technical or service contribution at or before age 35
Germany Konrad Zuse Scholarship Programme 2009 Federal Foreign Office, German Investment Corporation One-year fellowship for ICT entrepreneurs
United States Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Microsoft "Technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community."[1]
Austria Prix Ars Electronica Ars Electronica Electronic and interactive art, computer animation, digital culture and music
Russia Runet Prize Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation (various categories)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Microsoft MVP Overview". Microsoft. Retrieved 28 July 2017.