The John Hughes Distinguished Service Award

Details regarding nomination for the 2019 CORE Awards will be announced mid year.

Please note - This prize is awarded every two years at ACSW and no applications/nominations will be accepted in 2017.
The next award will be presented in 2019 at ACSW with a call for nominations being made during 2018.

The John Hughes award recognises Outstanding Service in  the IT community.


Anyone who has worked in academia in the IT sector for the majority of the previous 10 years.


Notable achievements, such as
. Public contributions to the IT community, in particular to CORE and/or ACS
. Breadth of contribution and success in academia
. Leadership in development of IT in Australia &/or New Zealand

A successful candidate would have demonstrated excellence and commitment, and have a track record that is more diverse than just achievement in a particular area.


Nominations for the award is by submission to Alison Handley at CORE ( who will acknoweldge the nomination and forward to the committee.   The nomination should consist of a statement up to 5 pages outlining the grounds on which the prize might be awarded.  

The committee consists of
Prof Leon Sterling (Chair)
Prof David Abramson, The University of Queensland
Prof Mark Apperley, University of Waikato 
Prof Jenny Edwards, University of Technology Sydney


The prize is awarded every two years at ACSW. 

The next award will be presented in 2019 at ACSW.
The closing date for the next award will b e announced during 2018.