An individual or a team of not more than three
For outstanding contributions to communications technology
The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.
Basis for judging
In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: research, development, and application contributions to all aspects of leading-edge communication technology (work cited could have appeared in the form of publications, patents, or products, or could be a generally recognized major technological advancement in the field), and the quality of the nomination.