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    SHARE Academic Award for Excellence

    We are proud to announce the SHARE Academic Award for Excellence. Now in its fourth year, this award is a direct result of the importance in recognizing the next generation of enterprise technology professionals. This award showcases and rewards academic work that SHARE acknowledges as relevant to the future of enterprise computing.

                                                            2014 SUBMISSION DEADLINE   

        SHARE's Academic Award for Excellence will be awarded at SHARE in Anaheim, March 9-14, 2014.     

    Call for submissions is now closed.



    Sponsored by:                 IBM Logo                      Compuware Logo

    View past winners for this award.

    Award Criteria and Requirements

    The award is applicable to students and recent graduates enrolled full-time in high school, undergraduate or graduate university program focused on Information Systems, Enterprise Computing, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related concentration.

    TOPIC: Students should submit an academic-related enterprise information system project that could add value to an organization’s overall IT goals and mission. Example projects might include improving a process, increasing performance, improving productivity, or developing a new tool or application.

    Submissions must include:

    • Proof of student status or graduation within the last 12 months (from an accredited institution in North America)
    • Project abstract
    • Project write-up
    • Presentation: to be presented as a webcast post SHARE in Anaheim if selected as Grand Prize Winner
    • Optional: supplementary materials to demonstrate creativity (videos, photos, etc.)

    Award Levels and Prizes

    SHARE will offer three prize levels - Grand Prize, 1st Runner Up, and 2nd Runner Up. The Grand Prize winner will be recognized at the 2014 SHARE winter event in Anaheim, CA. If the Grand Prize winner is not available to attend, the 1st Runner Up has the opportunity to attend.

    Grand Prize

    • $500 gift certificate to Amazon.com
    • 1 expense paid trip to SHARE in Anaheim 2014
      (including airfare, lodging and meals; winner to present project on webcast)
    • Submission featured on www.SHARE.org a minimum of six months
    • Access to SHARE Live! recorded content from SHARE in Anaheim 2014 for six months

    First Runner Up

    • $375 gift certificate to Amazon.com
    • Submission featured on www.SHARE.org a minimum of six months
    • Access to SHARE Live! recorded content from SHARE in Anaheim 2014 for six months

    Second Runner Up

    • $250 gift certificate to Amazon.com
    • Submission featured on ww.SHARE.org a minimum of six months
    • Access to SHARE Live! recorded content from SHARE in Anaheim 2014 for six months

    Judging Process

    Entries will be awarded based on submission fulfillment, award criteria and requirements. Upon successful receipt of the 'Call for Entries' form and supporting documents, applicants will receive a confirmation email. Entries will be reviewed by the SHARE Academic Award Committee. This expert panel was chosen with extreme care to ensure a wide representation of experience; and includes representatives from the SHARE Board of Directors, IBM and Compuware.

    Rules, Regulations and Eligibility

    • Must be at least 18 years of age by the submission deadline
    • Must have less than two years of professional IT experience
    • Must be a current student or recent graduate (within the last 12 months) from an accredited institution in North America
    • Only one submission per student will be accepted
    • Multiple individuals may contribute to a single project submission. Their participation should be noted in the submission. However, only the person submitting the entry will be eligible for prizes if the submission is selected 


    If you have any questions, please contact Karen Zader by phone at 1.888.574.2735 or kzader@SHARE.org.