Each year the Pearcey Foundation, in conjunction with iAwards, makes awards to outstanding individuals. The awards and previous winners of each award are listed below. Nominations can be received at any time.
There are two main categories of awards:
- Lifetime Achievement and Contribution
- The Pearcey Hall of Fame adds up to three individuals each year, who have made very significant lifetime contributions into one or more of Australia's ICT Research, Industry, or Professional development.
- One of the nominated individuals is awarded the Trevor Pearcey Medal. This prestigious annual award recognizes one individual in a particular who has demonstrated distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT professions, research and industry in Australia.
- More details - see Pearcey Medal Process
- Mid Career Achievement and Contribution
- The State Pearcey Entrepreneurs Awards are aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual during their career who have "taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration" within the ICT industry within each Australian State.
- The Benson Entrepreneur Award (formerly known as the Pearcey National Award for young entrepreneurs) is an annual award selected from a previous year's state award winners. The travel for each state winner to the National Medal Event for the overall Benson Entrepreneur Award winner is sponsored by CSIRO. The finalists will be selected from previous State Award winners, one from each state. In identifying outstanding individuals worthy of this award, the Pearcey Foundation is embracing all aspects of the ICT industry from traditional Information Science to the latest technological advances in social networking, multi-media, games technologies and the like - the very broadest spectrum of our innovative sector.
- More details - see Pearcey Entrepreneur Process
These awards are presented at special events recognised in the ICT industry as "good news" occasions and attended by the most influential decision makers in the industry. These events are generously supported by sponsors and new sponsors are always welcome!
Pearcey Medal and Pearcey Hall of Fame
For Lifetime Achievement and Contribution to the Australian ICT industry.
Pearcey Medal for Lifetime Achievement
Pearcey Hall of Fame
Benson Entrepreneur Award and Pearcey Hall of Distinction
For Mid Career Achievement and Contribution to the Australian ICT industry.
Benson Entrepreneur Award
- 2014 Benson Award - John de Margheriti
- 2013 Benson Award - Leni Mayo
- 2012 Benson Award - Bevan Slattery
- 2011 Benson Award - Lars and Jens Rasmussen
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
National Pearcey Media Award for Journalistic Excellence