June 13, 2012 | By Kellie Brownell

Pioneer Award Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations are now open for EFF’s 21st Annual Pioneer Awards, to be presented this Fall 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, August 6th. Nominate the next Pioneer Award winner today!

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.

Remember, nominations are due no later than midnight on Monday, August 6th! And after you nominate your favorites, we hope you will join us on September 20th in San Francisco to celebrate the work of this year’s winners. Tickets are available now.

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