ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2018 – Nominations are open!!

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The ANZTB is delighted to be supporting the ISTQB® with the 2018 International Software Testing Excellence Award; recognising the heroes of the testing industry.  These are individuals who have made significant contributions to our profession, often tirelessly and unsung.

Who do you know that matches the judging criteria:

  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of software quality and testing
  • Contributing to the improvement of software development and testing processes
  • Advancing the publication of research findings in the field of software quality and testing
  • Promoting further education and lifelong learning in software quality and testing
  • Supporting the creation of standards and best practices in the area of software quality and testing

Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research and the promotion of the software testing profession. Nominate your choice for the International Software Testing Excellence Award before the 17th of August!

Please note: Nominations for the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award can be submitted by anyone (except Award Panel members). Nomination proposals need to be submitted through the Submission Form and need to give clear reasons for the nomination, as well as references that validate the nominee’s achievements. Anonymous and self-nomination proposals will not be accepted.

Make your submission now at

Maybe we could see someone from our region with their name on the award?  So vote now for someone you know!


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