Dewey Winburne was one of the original co-founders of the SXSW Interactive Festival, but he was many other things in the Austin community: a family man, a teacher, a visionary, a connector and an innovator. He believed that technology could bridge the digital divide and help those less fortunate than others. Although Winburne passed away in 1999, his legacy continues. His life exemplified how one individual can truly make an impact in their community.
The Dewey Awards celebrates the spirit of community in Austin that we think is unique to SXSW. Each Spring, ten community do-gooders are recognized for their use of technology to help others.
Admission to the ceremony is FREE – you do not need a badge to honor and hear the stories of change makers from all over the world.
Want to recognize someone in your community?
Nominate an individual for this community service award for 2016 by filling out this application.
Note that this award specifically honors individuals with history of service (professional and / or volunteer), but is not appropriate for nominating organizations or groups of people.