A Search for New Heroes

Established in 1988, and celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Computerworld Honors Program brings together the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.

Laureates' achievements will be recognized publicly at the Computerworld Honors Laureate Ceremony and Awards Gala being held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C. on June 3, 2013. During this black tie ceremony, honorees are presented with a medallion inscribed with the Program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes." Additional recognition is given to five Laureates in each category who, selected by Program Judges to represent outstanding innovation, become Finalists for the 21st Century Achievement Award. One Finalist in each category is then named a 21st Century Achievement award winner, receiving special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.

The Computerworld Honors Laureate Ceremony and Awards Gala is moderated by Computerworld's Executive Editor of Events, Julia King, and includes a cocktail reception and an elegant dinner.

Nominations for the 2013 Computerworld Honors program are now closed.



Awards Categories for 2013

The 2013 Computerworld Honors Program recognizes those organizations which create and use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. The categories are:

  • Collaboration
  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Technology
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Innovation
  • Mobile Access
  • Philanthropy
  • Safety & Security
  • Sustainability
  • World-Good

Click here for more details on each category.


Nomination Criteria

For 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has recognized organizations that use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. Additional criteria for a Computerworld Honors technology project include the following:

  • Provides a significant benefit to society in one of the 11 outlined categories.
  • Addresses a social or humanitarian need, either alleviating or resolving it.
  • Is currently in use, and demonstrating measurable results for its target beneficiaries.
  • Develops a new technology, or takes an existing technology and applies it in novel way, to meet a specific social or humanitarian need.

In addition:

  • Projects nominated must have been completed or significantly expanded in the past two years (since October 2010) to qualify.
  • Nominations must fit at least one of the award categories described above. Note that Computerworld editors reserve the right to shift your project to another category, if suitable.
  • Anyone within or outside an organization may nominate a project for the program.
  • As always, international entries are enthusiastically encouraged.




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The Computerworld Honors
Laureate Ceremony and
Awards Gala

June 3, 2013

Andrew W. Mellon
Auditorium
Washington D.C.


 
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