Software Testing Awards


EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award

The EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award  is the highest honour awarded by the EuroSTAR Community each year.  

In 2018 we celebrate 20 years of excellence and will present the 2018 EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award at our Gala Awards Night in The Hague in November. Nominations are open from 3rd October to 1st November 2018.

Do you know an exceptional colleague or manager that continually drives improvement in the world of testing? Are they an outstanding individual that should be acclaimed for their achievements in software testing? Nominate them for this year’s EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award

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RisingSTAR Award (NEW)

The new Rising STAR award launched in 2018 offers support, mentorship and recognition to Software Testers whose ideas might benefit the Software Testing Industry, but who are not (yet) widely known in the community. 

The RisingSTAR award has practical, tangible benefits: The winner will be supported with a bursary fund, access to expertise from Industry Experts who are registered in advance as ‘Supporters’, publicity and an opportunity to speak at the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference.

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EuroSTAR Best Tutorial

The Best Tutorial award has been a feature of the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference since 2003. This Award is presented to the speaker from the Programme’s full and half day tutorials who attains the highest score from attending delegates based on the content of their talk and presentation ability. The Best Tutorial Award has been awarded to some of the most notable professionals in the world of software testing including James Whittaker, Erik van Veenendaal and Randall Rice amongst others.

EuroSTAR Best Paper

Each year, conference speakers are invited to submit a paper to accompany their presentation at the conference. These submissions are considered by the Programme Committee for the The Best Paper Award. Since it was first run in 2002, this Award has featured at 11 EuroSTAR Conferences. Former EuroSTAR Programme Chair Zeger van Hese holds the record for most Best Paper Award’s having won it four separate occasions – 2016 (joint winner), 2013, 2009 and 2007.

Other Awards

4th Annual Accenture Award

The 4th annual Accenture Award seeks to recognize testing innovations.

As the pace of technology change continues to accelerate, to keep up, the new must be applied to testing. This new is driven by innovations across AI, digital, IoT, blockchain, analytics, DevOps, security, cloud, to name a few and is causing wide-scale enterprise disruption, redefining customer expectations and transforming testing. Share your story of leading in the new in testing.


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