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The ArsDigita Prize, sponsored by ArsDigita and Philip Greenspun, was awarded annually in June 1999, 2000, and 2001 to young people who created "useful, educational, and collaborative" non-commercial Web sites.

The award

The winner received a $10,000 award, and the first runners-up each received $1,000. All first runners-up received a free trip to the computer research laboratories at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seats at a two-day seminar taught by Philip Greenspun, lunch with David D. Clark, Tim Berners-Lee and Michael Dertouzos, dinner with Hal Abelson and Gerry Sussman, and access to a Web server for life.

Past winners

2001:

  • Simon Carstensen - The Reminder Network
  • Zack Coburn (http://zackcoburn.com) - Ensophic
  • Nathan Faber - Westport Learning Network
  • Omar Fawzy - Quantum Mechanics Made Simple
  • Heather Lawver - The Daily Prophet & Calculo (http://dprophet.com)
  • Fabian Yamaguchi - The Young Programmer's Network

2000:

  • (individual winner) Ara Anjargolian - SecondSaver.com
  • team winners (tie)
    • Arthur Chaparyan (http://chaparyan.com/) and Ara Mahdessian - Dev-Center.com (no longer online)
    • Dan Blanchard, Greg Moyer and Andrew Widdowson - OpenWeasel Portal Toolkit
  • Emily Boyd - Matmice
  • John Carbrey - PcSnap.com: The Web Within Reach
  • Justin Chan - ISP Quality of Service Monitor
  • Steffen Tiedemann Christensen - Has It Been Updated?
  • Dominik Rabiej (http://dominik.net/) - An interactive physics web site directory (http://dominik.net/physics/)
  • Hilverd Reker - SiteMapper
  • Jonathan Roes (http://blog.jroes.net/) - TrojanCheck
  • Aaron Swartz (http://aaronsw.com/) - The Info Network

1999:

  • (winner) Daniel Hunter - WebCalendar
  • Nathaniel Duca - Escalation
  • Nada Amin (http://stuff.mit.edu/people/namin/) - Metis Service
  • David Sontag - eZstat
  • Ian MacAllen - The New Theatre Guide
  • Yiannis Volos - Yiannis Volos Internet Home
  • Neal Sidhwaney - Western Computer Science Message Board
  • Troy Davis - netscan.org

References

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