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3 June 2019 by BASSCOM

The 2019 Edition of The John Atanasoff Award of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

   On June 1st started this year’s contest for the John Atanasoff Presidential Awards, which are bestowed on distinguished young Bulgarian scientists and researchers in computer science and related fields since 2003. The Awards bear the name of world-renowned inventor of Bulgarian origin John Vincent Atanasoff - the creator of the first electronic digital computer with regenerative memory - АBC.

Among the Awards winners are heads of research centers of the world's leading computer science research institutes and multinational companies.
   The 2019 edition will be comprised of the following four categories, which include the main John Atanasoff Award and three award certificates:
   The highest prize in the contest is The John Atanasoff Award of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria which celebrates the success of young Bulgarian computer scientists. It aims to encourage and promote worldwide the development of their potential and talent.
   Two award certificates John Atanasoff – Students and Their Teachers which highlights the achievements of Bulgarian students with the highest scores at international Student Olympiads in Informatics and Information Technologies and their teachers.
   The John Atanasoff – Projects with outstanding social significance category highlights technological projects, created with the concept to benefit society.
   Lastly, The John Atanasoff - Debut breakthrough in the field of computer technologies category distinguishes talented Bulgarian students, who have developed breakthrough projects and achieved outstanding results at international science and engineering fairs and competitions.
   The winners of the John Atanasoff Prize and Honors are nominated by a jury composed of leading scientists and professionals in the field of computer sciences.
   The deadline for applying for the John Atanasoff Awards contest is September 10th, 2019.
The rules for each category and the required documents can be found on the website of the award: Additional information can be obtained at 02/9239393 and e-mail: