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2019 AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

The Consensus IT Writers Awards were presented on the evening of Thursday 9th May at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at their prestigious offices at Barangaroo in Sydney. Page down to see the Winners & Finalists plus links to the winning articles or website.

The Awards will be open again for nominations in early 2020. If you would like further details, please send us an email.

Simon Sharwood, Winner of the prestigious “Kester” Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Beata Cranswick in Melbourne

Marcus Dervin, Winner of the Best Author Award for his book “Digital Transformation from the Inside Out”, with Julian Day Founder & CEO of Consensus

Winners & Finalists of the 2019 Consensus IT Writers Awards

2019 AWARDS WINNERS & FINALISTS

Click on the ‘Winner’ to see their winning article.

 

Best Feature  
Fergus Haliday PC World ANZ Editor Finalist
Edward Pollitt Journalist, Information Age at ACS Winner
Samira Sarraf Head of News – Channel Division at IDG Finalist
Best Investigative  
Fergus Halliday PC World ANZ Editor Finalist
Justin Hendry Journalist at iTnews Winner
David Braue Technology Journalist Finalist
Best News  
Rohan Pearce Editor, Computerworld Australia at IDG Finalist
Samira Sarraf Head of News – Channel Division at IDG Winner
Roulla Yiacoumi Managing Editor, Information Age Finalist
Best Technical  
Jeremy Kirk Editor, Information Security Media Group Finalist
George Nott Journalist at IDG Communications Finalist
Alex Zaharov-Reutt Technology Journalist at iTWire Winner
Most Controversial  
Simon Sharwood Editorial Director iTNews & CRN Finalist
David Braue Technology Journalist Winner
Roulla Yiacoumi Managing Editor, Information Age Finalist
Most Entertaining  
Alex Zaharov-Reutt Technology Journalist at iTWire Finalist
Fergus Halliday PC World ANZ Editor at IDG Finalist
Simon Sharwood Editorial Director at iTNews & CRN Winner
Best Blog  
Gill Walker D365 CRM success catalyst Winner
Best Editor  
Roulla Yiacoumi Managing Editor, Information Age Winner
Best Website  
http://www.arnnet.com.au/ Samira Sarraf Finalist
http://www.bit.com.au/ William Maher Winner
http://www.iothub.com.au/ William Maher Finalist
http://www.itwire.com/ Stan Beer Finalist
Best Author  
Marcus Dervin Digital Transformation from the Inside Out Winner

2016 CONSENSUS IT WRITERS AWARDS

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, Innovations 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, Innovations 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, Innovations 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 & Practices“. 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.

If you are interested in the Awards or would like further information, please send us an email

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.

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

The “Kester” Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Stuart Kennedy, Editor Australian IT, for his contribution to the industry as a journalist 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

WINNERS OF THE IT WRITERS AND IT PROFESSIONAL AWARDS2010 WINNERS & FINALISTS

Best Feature  
Jeanne-Vida Douglas Web Editor/Journalist, Fairfax Business Media Winner
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Winner
Tim Lohman Editor, Enterprise Content at IDG Communications Finalist
Trevor Clarke Editor, Computerworld Australia Finalist
Best Investigative  
Nick Ross Editor, ABC Technology and Games
Winner
Julian Bajkowski Journalist, Australian Financial Review, Columnist MIS Australia Finalist
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Best News  
Julian Bajkowski Journalist, Australian Financial Review, Columnist MIS Australia Winner
James Hutchinson Journalist, Computerworld Australia Finalist
Trevor Clarke Editor, Computerworld Australia Finalist
Best Technical  
James Hutchinson Journalist, Computerworld Australia Winner
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo Senior Research Analyst, Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra) Finalist
Jeanne-Vida Douglas Web Editor/Journalist, Fairfax Business Media Finalist
Most Controversial  
Jeanne-Vida Douglas Web Editor/Journalist, Fairfax Business Media Winner
Dan Staines Freelance Writer and content manager at website www.eegra.com Finalist
David Braue Contributor at Mediaconnect and Australian Macworld, Columnist and Contributor at ZDNet Australia Finalist
Most Entertaining  
Matthew Dickerson ‘From the Coalface’ column published in CRN Winner
Peter Farquhar Technology Editor at News Digital Media Finalist
Tim Lohman Editor, Enterprise Content at IDG Communications Finalist
Best Author  
Bhuvan Unhelkar Author, Consultant & Trainer, MethodScience Winner
Best Editor  
Georgina Swan Editor, CIO magazine and www.cio.com.au Winner
Peter Farquhar Technology Editor at News Digital Media Finalist
Nick Ross Editor, The Overclocker Finalist
Trevor Clarke Editor, Computerworld Australia Finalist
Best Website  
www.pcworld.com.au PC World Australia Website Winner
www.arnnet.com.au ARN Website Finalist
www.news.com.au/technology News Technology Website Finalist

The Israel Trade Commission also announced the Winner of their professional trip to Israel including flights, accommodation and a full professional program. This was won by Julian Bajkowski of the Australian Financial Review. Israel is a leading player in the global IT market, with the innovations of its companies earning it international prestige in the industry. The IT industry of Israel is a leading exporter of equipment and systems for the global market, with products and services ranking among the world’s most sophisticated and advanced of their kind. The Israel Trade Commission in Sydney is happy to match the best IT writer in Australia with the best IT sector in the world.

2006 CONSENSUS IT WRITERS AWARD WINNERS

Kester Award | Kester Nomination

Congratulations to the 2006 Winners and Finalists and thank you to everyone that attended the Award presentations on 6th December

Award category 2006 Results
Most Controversial  Winner – Patrick GrayFinalists
David Braue
Project management’s perilous future – ZDNet Australia
Keith Power
Race you to the top – FO Software Guide
Patrick Gray
Apple more secure than Windows NT? – ZDNet Winner
Most Entertaining Winner – Peter DockrillFinalists
Renai LeMay
Lotus Notes needs the shrinkwrap treatment – ZDNet Australia

Peter Dockrill
Chip Chat selection – APC Magazine – June-December 2006

Ian Yates
We Will Shock You! – CRN Magazine
Best Feature Winner – Lilia GuanFinalists
Lilia Guam

Broadband Backwater – CRN Magazine
Elise Kelsey
Super sleuth – TelCall and CRM Magazines
Emma Connors
Private viewing – AFR Magazine
Best News Winner – Munir KotadiaFinalists
Nadia Cameron

Big W offer upsets Toshiba – ARN print and website
Munir Kotadia
Anti-virus series of news reports – ZDNet Australia
Peter Dockrill
Chinese gamers riot online – APC Magazine
Best Investigative   Winner -Nick RossFinalists
Rosalyn Page
DRM: Rights of passage – CHOICE Computer, CHOICE Online
Nick Ross
Twice the ink at half the price? – PC Authority
David Braue
Photo printing kiosks: Got what you paid for? – CNET Australia
Best Technical Winner – Craig SimmsFinalists
Laurence Grayson

VOB’s your uncle – Australian PC World Magazine
Craig Simms
Panel Beating – Atomic: Maximum Power Computing
David Braue
Tripping the light fantastic – APC
Best Editor Winner – Byron Connolly – CRNFinalists
Elise Kelsey

TelCall and CRM Magazines
Byron Connolly
CRN
Amanda Conroy
PC World magazine
David Kidd
PC Authority
Best Web-site Winner – www.builderau.com.au Finalists
www.atomicmpc.com.au
www.computerworld.com.au
www.builderau.com.au
www.itnews.com.au
The Kester John Costello

Our special thanks to Senator Ursula Stephens for attending on behalf of the Shadow Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Dennis Furini, Chief Executive Australian Computer Society.