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The 2024 Tony Sale Award for Computer Conservation
About the Tony Sale Award
The purpose of the Tony Sale Award is to recognise a singular achievement in the area of computer conservation and restoration by a person or group, and to give public recognition to such work worldwide. The emphasis is on highlighting a significant practical project, which may involve hardware and/or software.
Applications are invited by means of the online Entry Form at www.sale-award.org/online-entry-form.htm or a printable Entry Form at www.sale-award.org/downloads/TSA-2024-application-form.pdf with a deadline of 31st January 2024.
This international Award was established by the Computer Conservation Society (CCS) in 2012 in memory of Tony Sale www.sale-award.org/aboutTS.htm who passed away in 2011.
Engagement through working machines is a signature feature of Tony Sale’s legacy and The National Museum of Computing (TNMoC) is a natural home for the Award. This year CCS will be collaborating with TNMoC as follows:
Assessment and Judging Criteria
The following criteria will help the judges in their assessment of the projects:
The Judging Panel reserves the right not to make an award.
The Award comprises a trophy and the sum of £1,000 to be put towards the winning project.
The individual winner, or representative of the winning group, will be expected to attend the meeting on 22th May 2024 at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, UK, to accept the Award, and give a presentation on the project, lasting about one hour, including technical details, and a question-and-answer session. Reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation will be paid.
The Tony Sale Award is presented in remembrance of the late Tony Sale, one of the two co-founders of the Computer Conservation Society and was a co-founding trustee of the National Museum of Computing in 2005.
Tony Sale was an inspirational figure whose efforts to reconstruct a Second World War Colossus codebreaking machine pioneered much of the present day work of the Society.