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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 here.

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:

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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