Applications are invited for a new international annual award in the area of computer conservation in honour of the late Tony Sale, one of the pioneers of computer conservation.

The Tony Sale Award, established by the Computer Conservation Society and supported by Google UK Ltd, is to recognise a person or a group that has made a singular engineering achievement in the area of computer conservation, and to give public recognition to such work worldwide.

The award will be for demonstrable computer conservation work, which is publicly accessible, and is open to any individual or group anywhere in the world. Submissions will be judged by a panel appointed by the Computer Conservation Society. Nominations are invited with a closing date of 31 July 2012.

The Award, to comprise a trophy and a travel bursary, will be presented at an event in London in October. Expenses for attendance at the ceremony will be available for the winner.

Full details are published on the Award website:

The award is made in honour of the late Tony Sale, perhaps best known for leading the team that rebuilt the Colossus, but who was also a key figure in starting the campaign to save Bletchley Park, in helping to found The National Museum of Computing and in jointly establishing the Computer Conservation Society.The Computer Conservation Society is a joint venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.