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Started in 1994, the ACM SIGAda Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Ada community and to SIGAda.
The two categories of awards are:
In 2016, the former "Outstanding Ada Community Contribution Award" name was changed to the "Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions" award. (Full text of press release as PDF file)
The ACM SIGAda Award Committee (volunteers who have previously won an award) selects recipients from nominations submitted by SIGAda membership and other members of the Ada community.
SIGAda awards (in the form of the statuette of Lady Lovelace pictured above) are typically presented at the SIGAda conference each fall, with nominations closing approximately one month before the conference. Click here for the current Nomination Form.
2020 ACM SIGAda Award Recipients
Robert Dewar Award for
Outstanding Ada Community Contributions
|SIGAda Distinguished Service|
Randy Brukardt, Steve Baird, Jeff Cousins
S. Tucker Taft
Call for 2021 SIGAda Awards Nominations
Dear Members of the Ada Community,
The ACM SIGAda Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Ada community and to SIGAda. The two categories of awards are:Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community ContributionsYour support will maintain the prestige and honor of these awards.For broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology & usage.ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service AwardFor exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities & products.
Please consider who should be nominated this year. You may nominate a person for either award. You many nominate as many people as you think worthy.
You can a see a list of past recipients on this Web page. These may help you think about the measure of accomplishment that is appropriate. People who have received either of the two awards remain eligible for the other. You may be aware of people who have made substantial contributions that have not yet been acknowledged. Nominate them. Consider what you believe to be the best developments in the Ada community or SIGAda in the last year; the last 5 years; the last 10 years; or since Ada's inception. Who was responsible? Nominate them.
The ACM SIGAda Awards Committee, volunteers who have previously won an award, will determine this year's recipients from your nominations.
Call our attention to the people who are most deserving, by nominating them.
2021 SIGAda AWARDS NOMINATION FORM
|Download the PDF version of the Nomination Form|
|Download the MS Word version of the Nomination Form|
Please send the completed PDF or Word version of the Nomination Form as an email attachment, or send an email message with the requested categories of information as plain text in the body of that email message, to SIGAda-Awards-Comm at ACM.Org
Citations of accomplishments for SIGAda's previous Award recipients (PDF files)
(letters from SIGAda Awards Committee submitted to issues of Ada Letters or slides from the SIGAda conference where they were given the award)
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|Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions||SIGAda Distinguished Service Awards|