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SIGCHI Awards

The SIGCHI Awards recognize and honor leaders and shapers within the field of human-computer interaction. Recipients are normally chosen from reasonably active members of the SIGCHI Community.

There are five kinds of SIGCHI Awards:

The criteria for the awards are given below.

SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

The SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the study of human-computer interaction. This award recognizes the very best, most fundamental and influential research contributions. It is awarded for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and carries an honorarium of $5000. The criteria for the award are:

SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award

The SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the practice and understanding of human-computer interaction. This award recognizes the very best and most influential applications of human-computer interaction. It is awarded for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and carries an honorarium of $5000. The criteria for the award are:

SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

The SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award goes to individuals who have contributed to the growth and success of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities. This award is for extended services to the community at large over a number of years. Criteria for this award are:

SIGCHI Social Impact Award

This award is given to individuals who promote the application of human-computer interaction research to pressing social needs. The recipient will have past or current work within the HCI profession that demonstrates social benefit. Example criteria include:

The committee's award statement will describe the positive impact that the person or team has achieved. ACM SIGCHI appreciates Ben Shneiderman's efforts in initiating this award, providing seed funding, and advising in the selection process.

CHI Academy

The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction. The criteria for election to the CHI Academy are: