The John Hughes Distinguished Service Award

John Hughes
Next Award 2021

Please note - This prize is awarded every two years at ACSW.  Applications will be received during 2020 for the prize to be awarded at ACSW in 2021.  The will be no applications sought during 2019.

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 Farr at CORE ( who will acknowledge 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 2020/2021 committee will be announced mid 2020


The prize is awarded every two years at ACSW. 

The next award will be presented in 2021 at ACSW.