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Nominations for the 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Now Closed

Thank You to Everyone Who Nominated!

Award Nomination Procedures

Each year, the Internet Society awards the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award. This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. The committee places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in addition to their own specific actions.

Please note that the nominee does not need to be a member of the Internet Society. When submitting your nomination, please include the following details:

  • Name and contact details for nominee
  • CV or biography of nominee
  • Statement of recommendation
  • List of corroborating references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

The chosen candidate will be presented with a 20,000 USD honorarium and the signature crystal engraved globe at the 105th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Montreal, Canada on 20-26 July 2019.

What To Include in Your Statement

Your statement should include specific acts, works, contributions, and other criteria that would show the nominee fits the standards set by Jon Postel. It should be clear from your statement that your nominee has performed in this manner over a long period of time, not simply that the nominee has done several significant things in the area of data communications and the Internet.

How to Make a Nomination

Nominations may be submitted by self-nomination or by a third party (person or group) with direct knowledge of the candidate’s contribution.

Nominations closed on 15 May 2019.

For more on Jonathan B. Postel and the past award recipients, visit the Postel Service Award page. For any questions please contact postel@isoc.org.