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The 2020 Tony Sale Award for Computer Conservation
It was with much regret that we had to cancel arrangements for the Tony Sale Award this year, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
The Computer Conservation Society has now taken the decision to leave this for an additional year to ensure that any projects which might be eligible will have sufficient time to catch up, hopefully when the virus allows work to continue, as well as providing time to seek a new sponsor for the Award.
It is therefore hoped to publish the invitation in January 2022 with the aim of making an Award in November 2022.
About the Tony Sale Award
First established in 2012 in memory of computer conservation pioneer Tony Sale, who rebuilt Colossus, the World War II code-breaking computer. It was instigated and is managed by the Computer Conservation Society.
The five previous winners of the award show the growing breadth and depth of computer conservation.
Projects may cover hardware and/or software and represent any period in computing history. Projects may be the work of individuals or a team.
The main judging criteria for the 2020 award are:
The Tony Sale Award is presented in remembrance of the late Tony Sale, one of the two co-founders of the Computer Conservation Society which runs the award.
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.