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Our awards

We're proud that our work has been recognised by these prestigious organisations:

Third Sector Awards - Unsung Hero Category Winner

Chris Hughes

IWF Hotline Manager wins Unsung Hero Award for 'profound' contribution to keeping the internet safe.

2019 ISPA Best PR Campaign Award


A ground-breaking campaign which features one man and his, er, special sock scooped the Best ISPA PR Campaign award.

2019 Civil Society Charity Awards - Children & Youth Category Winner

Civil Society Charity Award IWF Children and Youth

Internet charity work recognised as ‘exceptional’ with prestigious award

2018 ISPA Awards - 20th Anniversary Award

ISPA Awards - 20th Anniversary Award

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has won the 20th Anniversary Award 2018 in the UK ISP Internet Industry Awards for its groundbreaking work removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet.

2018 Comms Business Awards - Hidden Heroes Award

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The Internet Watch Foundation’s Hotline Analysts scooped the Hidden Heroes Award at the 2018 Comms Business Awards.

India's National Award for Child Welfare 2017

Aarambh India receives award from the Hon. President of India

The IWF India Reporting Portal wins India’s National Award for Child Welfare 2017 as part of the Aarambh India Initiative.

2017 Global ICT Excellence Awards

Julian David from TechUK receiving IWF's award on our behalf

The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) crowns the Internet Watch Foundation as its Public Sector Excellence Award winner. The Public Sector Excellence Award category included public sector and non-profit organisations.

Corporate LiveWire Awards 2017


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We were awarded the Excellence in Internet Safety Award at the Corporate LiveWire's 2017 Innovation & Excellence Awards.

Women in IT Awards 2017

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Our Technical Projects Officer, Harriet Lester, has been named Rising Star of the Year at the world’s largest technology diversity event – the Women in IT Awards.

Cloudhosting Awards 2016

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European Citizens Prize 2016

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IWF Chief Executive awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE)


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Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO was awarded an OBE for her work in the field of online child protection, in June 2016.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Churchill Medallion

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Our Technical Researcher, Sarah Smith, was awarded the Churchill Medallion upon completion of her Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2016.

ISPA Awards 2016

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We were shortlisted twice for the 2016 ISPA Safety Award. Once for our services to Members and our international reporting portal. We were also shortlisted as a partner of the UK Safer Internet Centre for the coordination of the 2016 UK Safer Internet Day campaign.

ISPA Awards 2013

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We received a special commendation at the 2013 ISPA Awards, after being shortlisted in the Internet Safety and Security category.

Nominet Internet Awards 2013

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We were a finalist in the Nominet Internet Awards 2013 in the Making the internet a safer place category.

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