Welcome

The OII Internet Awards were launched in 2011 to recognise some of the individuals and organisations who have played a pivotal role in shaping the extraordinary ecosystem that is today’s Internet.

A much-loved highlight of the OII’s calendar, they bring together many of our valued friends, colleagues, students and alumni to honour the individuals and organisations who have played a pivotal role in shaping the Internet for the public good.

2016 Internet Awards

The 2016 OII Internet Awards dinner was held on 11 November 2016, with awards presented to four remarkable individuals over the course of the evening. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lawrence Lessig; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Shami ChakrabartiMike Bracken, and Juliana Rotich.

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From left: Mike Bracken, Shami Chakrabarti, OII Director Helen Margetts, Juliana Rotich, OII Deputy-Director Vicki Nash, Lawrence Lessig.

Past Award Winners

2016 Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lawrence Lessig; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Shami Chakrabarti, Mike Bracken, and Juliana Rotich.

2014 Awards. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Tim Berners-Lee, Stephanie Shirley and Barry Wellman. Internet and Society Awards were presented to Beth Noveck, Martha Lane Fox and Laura Bates. Read about the 2014 Awards.

2013 Awards: Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to John Seely Brown; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Chris Lintott and Galaxy Zoo, Alec Ross, and Max Schrems.

2012 Awards: A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Yochai Benkler; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Jennifer Pahlka, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and Simon Rogers.

2011 Awards: Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Manuel Castells, Vint Cerf, David Clark, Wendy Hall, Joi Ito, Niklas Zennström, and William Dutton. Internet and Society Awards were presented to Tom Watson, 38 Degrees, and the Public Sector Transparency Board.