September 22, 2011 | By Kellie Brownell

Nominations Open for EFF's 20th Annual Pioneer Awards

Nominations are now open for EFF’s 20th Annual Pioneer Awards, to be presented at Zeum (soon to be known as the Children's Creativity Museum) on November 15th in San Francisco. EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Nominations will be open until Monday, October 17th.

What does it take to be a Pioneer? There are no specific categories, but nominees must have contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications. Their contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic or cultural. This year’s pioneers will join an esteemed group of past award winners that includes World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, security expert Bruce Schneier, open source advocate Mozilla Foundation, and privacy rights activist Beth Givens.

Learn about how you or your company can help sponsor the awards ceremony here.

Remember, nominations are due no later than midnight on Monday, October 17th! And after you nominate your favorites, we hope you will join us on November 15th to celebrate the work of this year’s winners. Tickets are available now.

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