Computerworld Honor’s Program Issues Call for Nominations for the 2006 21st Century Achievement Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 7, 2005 – The Computerworld Honors Program ( ) has announced a call for nominations for the 18th year of its prestigious 21st Century Achievement Awards. These awards are presented to companies from around the world who have used information technology to benefit society.

"We look forward to building upon this vital public service program, with the call for nominations for this year's 21st Century Achievement Awards," said Ron Milton, Executive Director. "These awards provide a global platform to celebrate the highest standards of individuals and organizations that are harnessing information technology for the betterment of society."

Nominations officially open on September 7, 2005, will close on January, 31, 2006, and are open to all Chairmen's Committee Company members. Nomination forms can be found at ( ). The awards recipients will be announced at The Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards Program on June 5, 2006 in Washington, D.C.

Awards will be presented in 10 categories: Business and Related Services; Education and Academia; Environment, Energy, and Agriculture; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Government and Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts, and Entertainment; Medicine; Science; and Transportation.

Last year's 21st Century Award Recipients included Turner Broadcasting for their Optimizing Digital Medal project and OnStar for its Advanced Automatic Crash Notification project. Other noteworthy recipients were Cambium Forstbetriebe for its Log Tracking System; Broward County Environmental Protection Department of Florida for its creation of a New Mobile and Monitoring System and the Acxiom Corporation for its Customer Information Infrastructure Project.

Details for this year's awards, as well as previous winners, will be available on a newly relaunched Computerworld Honors Program Web site ( ). Updates to the site combine streamlined design and a user-friendly interface.

"The relaunch of the Computerworld Honors Web site reflects our strong commitment to recognize institutions and leaders that heroically leverage information technology for the benefit of society," added Milton. "We want to make it as easy as possible for these organizations to learn about the awards program, and for the public to learn about their incredible successes that chronicle the history of the information technology revolution."

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, and governed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use in innovative ways across 10 categories. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archive and the Collections of Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 100-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries. Now in its 18th year, the Computerworld Honors Program is the industry's leading global IT awards program.

Media Contact: for Computerworld Lisa Langsdorf 212/725-2295 x 39 or Nominations/Chairmen's Committee Company Information: Deborah Lee, Executive Programs Specialist 508/820-8663 or Program Questions/ Sponsorship Opportunities: Sandy Weill, Program Director 508/620-7758