Nominations Now Open for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

Gonzalo Camarillo
Chair, ISOC

Nominations for the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award which recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions in service to the Internet community are now open. Postel embodied the spirit of the Internet as a resource to enrich people’s lives.

The award, which is given in honour of Dr. Jonathan B. Postel’s extraordinary stewardship throughout a 30-year career in networking, is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made landmark achievements in making the Internet a place of possibility and opportunity.

The award focuses on sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and leadership. Concerning leadership, the nominating committee places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in their work.

Applicants must include specific acts, works, contributions in the use of the Internet and its communities along with two references to support the nomination.

 The successful candidate will be presented with a US$20,000 honorarium and the signature crystal engraved globe at a virtual global conference with Internet technical leaders later this year.

All applications must be completed and submitted by July 2, 2021, 23:59 UTC.

Award committee members evaluate nominations and draw up a list of final candidates. The members of the committee will select the 2021 awardee from shortlisted candidates through a majority vote.

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit