Consensus IT Writers Awards

2017 Nominations Open

Previous Winners | IT Writers Nomination | Editors Nomination | Website Nomination | Editor Release Form | Kester Award | Kester Nomination

Nominations for the 2017 IT Writers Awards close on Wednesday 13th December. They will be presented by The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Sydney on the evening of Monday 18th December.

If you would like to receive information about the Awards Presentations, please send us an email.

The 2016 IT Writers Awards were presented by The Hon. Ed Husic MP, Member for Chifley, Shadow Spokesperson for Digital Innovation and Startups on the evening of Tuesday 14th June at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney.

2016 Winners & Finalists


Best Feature
Liz Tay Business & Technology Journalist Finalist
Daniel Paperny Journalist, Benchmark Media Finalist
David Braue
Technology Journalist Winner
James Riley Editor, Innovationaus Finalist
Best Investigative
Rohan Pearce Editor, Computerworld Finalist
Sholto Macpherson Software expert & commentator Finalist
Ros Page Journalist, Choice Winner
Best News
David Braue Technology Journalist Finalist
Patrick Avenell
News Editor, APN Educational Media Finalist
Jeremy Kirk Managing Editor, Information Security Media Group Winner
Best Technical
Rohan Pearce
Editor, Computerworld Finalist
Jeremy Kirk
Managing Editor, Information Security Media Group Winner
Ros Page
Technology Journalist, CHOICE Finalist
Most Controversial
James Riley Editor, Innovationaus Winner
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Rohan Pearce Editor, Computerworld Finalist
Most Entertaining
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Patrick Avenell
News Editor, APN Educational Media Winner
James Riley Editor, Innovationaus Finalist
Best Editor
James Henderson
Editor, ARN Winner
Jonatahn Nally
Editor, Technology Decisions Finalist
Rohan Pearce Editor, Computerworld Finalist
Best Website
http://www.mansam.com.au/
Sam Leon Finalist
www.itwire.com
Stan Beer Finalist
www.innovationaus.com
James Riley Finalist
www.computerworld.com.au
Rohan Pearce Winner
www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology
Supratim Adhikari Finalist
www.itnews.com.au
Allie Coyne Finalist

Previous awards

The Winners of the 2013 Consensus IT Writers Awards were announced on the evening of 25th March and presented by Mr. Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Bradfield. See a list of Finalists and Winners below. The Awards recognise our IT Writers, Journalists and Editors. In addition to these Awards, the "Kester" Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to veteran journalist and editor Merri Mack.

The Best Author Award was presented to Prof. San Murugeson for his book "Harnessing Green IT - Principles & Prectices". The Best Editor Award was not run this year due to inadequate nominations. The Awards were supported by the Australian Computer Society, Australian Consensus Technology Association, Cliftons, Hosted Continuity and Actuate.

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Paul Fletcher MP (r) and Graeme Philipson (l) present Stuart Corner with the 2010 "Kester"

2013 Consensus IT Writers Awards - Results

Best Feature
Luke Hopewell Editor at Gizmodo Australia Finalist
Nick Ross Editor, Technology and Games at Australian Broadcasting Corporation Finalist
Rohan Pearce
Editor, Computerworld Australia at IDG Communications Winner
Best Investigative
David Braue Technology Journalist Winner
Nick Ross
Editor, Technology and Games at Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Finalist
Ros Page Journalist, Choice Finalist
Best News
Caitlin Fitzsimmons Social media editor, BRW at Fairfax Media Finalist
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Jeremy Kirk Sydney correspondent at IDG News Service Winner
Luke Hopewell Editor at Gizmodo Australia Finalist
Best Technical
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Nick Ross
Editor, Technology and Games at Australian Broadcasting Corporation Winner
Rohan Pearce
Editor, Computerworld Australia at IDG Communications Finalist
Stephanie McDonald
Senior Journalist at IDG Communications Finalist
Most Controversial
Angus Kidman
Editor at Lifehacker Finalist
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Nick Ross Editor, Technology and Games at Australian Broadcasting Corporation Winner
Most Entertaining
David Braue
Technology Journalist Finalist
Patrick Avenell
Editor at Current.com.au Finalist
Rohan Pearce Editor, Computerworld Australia at IDG Communications Winner
Best Website
www.current.com.au
Patrick Avenell Finalist
www.gizmodo.com.au
Luke Hopewell Finalist
www.kotaku.com.au
Danny Allen Finalist
www.lifehacker.com.au
Angus Kidman Winner

Categories for the IT Writers Awards are as follows:

- Most Controversial Writer
- Most Entertaining Writer
- Best Feature Writer
- Best News Writer
- Best Investigative Writer
- Best Technical Writer
- Best Website
- Best Editor
- Best Author

Only one entry per category is allowed per person. The article or publication must have been written or produced by an Australian writer. In addition, in 2001 the judges inaugurated the annual Kester Cranswick Life Time Achievement Award, in recognition of his high standard of journalism and esteem that he was held by his peers.

If you would like to receive an Entry Form, please send us an email.

2011 Consensus IT Writers Awards - Results

The Consensus IT Writers Awards were presented at Dimension Data in Sydney on Friday 21st October. They honour the quality of Information Technology journalism and writing in IT and industry publications. They are supported and endorsed by the Australian Computer Society. They are run alongside the 2011 Consensus IT Professional Awards.

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Some Winners of the 2011 IT Professional & IT Writers Awards with (l) Phil Argy, Past President ACS

The "Kester" Lifetime Achievment Award was presented to Stuart Kennedy, Editor Australian IT, for his contribution to the industry as a jouralist and editor for more than 25 years. Kester Award

The Awards are structured to reflect both the individual excellence of journalists and writers, and also reward consistency in publication values for titles.

Our thanks to the judges who participated in 2011:

Abbass Ghanbary, Ashley Maher, Bill Kirkpatrick, Helen Hasan, Jim Foskett, Keith Sherringham, Mark Hollands, Nick Canny, Peter Yardley, Preetha Shekar, Simon Malian and Stuart Cumming. Click here for a profile of the 2010 Judges

Winners & Finalists of the 2011 IT Writers Awards

Click on Winner in the table below to read the winning articles
Best Feature
Georgina Swan Editor, CIO Australia Winner
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Nick Ross
Editor, ABC Technology and Games Finalist
Best Investigative
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Winner
Nick Ross
Editor, ABC Technology and Games
Finalist
Elly Hart Night Editor, Gizmodo Australia Finalist
Best News
Simon Sharwood Journalist, JargonMaster Corporate Communications Finalist
Chloe Herrick
Journalist, Enterprise Division, CIO, Computerworld, Techworld, CFO Winner
Best Technical
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Nick Ross
Editor, ABC Technology and Games Finalist
Angus Kidman
Editor, Lifehacker Australia Winner
Most Controversial
Jeanne-Vida Douglas
Web Editor/Journalist, Fairfax Business Media Finalist
Nick Ross
Editor, ABC Technology and Games Winner
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Most Entertaining
Matthew Dickerson Editor, CRN Finalist
Nick Ross
Editor, ABC Technology and Games Finalist
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Mark Serrels Editor, Kotaku Australia Winner
Best Website
www.computerworld.com.au
Computerworld Finalist
www.alluremedia.com.au
Kotaku Australia Finalist
www.itwire.com.au

ITWire Winner