DEF CON is taking nominations for the following categories of awards. Voting for the actual nominated names will not be conducted here, on Survey Monkey. Instead, we'll have active voting, on-site, during the Recognize Awards ceremony. Audience participation directly affects the outcome. In the meantime, we invite you to submit your nominations for each award category defined in this survey.
*** DEF CON will award one person with free entry into DEF CON 22 (2014). If you're the first person to nominate a particular entity for an award, and your entity wins an award, you could win the Free Badge. But it must be a full nomination. (i.e. You can't just enter the name of someone/something, and call it good. Provide links, supporting evidence, etc.) You must be present at the Awards to win the badge. ***
Rules for Nomination:
1) Nominations must be legitimate nominations. That's to say, they must not simply be a joke intended to get people to think you're funny because you lack the necessary social skills to have friend in real life.
2) You must supply appropriate rationale for your nomination. Tell us WHY you think this person/story/thing deserves to be "Recognized" by DEF CON. Nominations without this information will NOT be considered.
3) These are nominations only. Voting will be conducted during the conference. So if you're really intent on your nomination winning the award, you should attend the Recognize Award Ceremony.
4) Nominations must be submitted no later than midnight, Las Vegas time, NOW EXTENDED TO JULY 15th!, to be considered for inclusion. Late entries will not be considered.
5) You do not have to provide a nomination for every category.
Nominations will be reviewed by the DEF CON Awards Committee, with the most relevant, and nominated, being presented for voting during the conference. The better your case for your nominee, the more information we'll have to make an informed decision. Be sure to include links to stories, news, or other items that help justify your nomination!