Pwnie Awards 2014
Nominations for Pwnie Awards

The Pwnie Awards will accept nominations for bugs disclosed over the last year, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Nominations will be accepted until July 6. The top five nominees in each category will be announced on the website and the judges will gather at an undisclosed location to vote on the winners. The judges are of course disqualified from winning any Pwnie awards.

Pwnie for Best Server-Side Bug

Awarded to the person who discovered or exploited the most technically sophisticated and interesting server-side bug. This includes any software that is accessible remotely without using user interaction.

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Pwnie for Best Client-Side Bug

Awarded to the person who discovered or exploited the most technically sophisticated and interesting client-side bug.

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Pwnie for Best Privilege Escalation Bug

Awarded to the person who discovered or exploited the most technically sophisticated and interesting privilege escalation vulnerability. These vulnerabilities can include local operating system privilege escalations, operating system sandbox escapes, and virtual machine guest breakout vulnerabilities.

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Pwnie for Most Innovative Research

Awarded to the person who published the most interesting and innovative research in the form of a paper, presentation, tool or even a mailing list post.

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Pwnie for Lamest Vendor Response

Awarded to the vendor who mishandled a security vulnerability most spectacularly.

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Pwnie for Best Song

What kind of awards ceremony does not have an award for best song?

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Pwnie for Most Epic FAIL

Sometimes giving 110% just makes your FAIL that much more epic. And what use would the Internet be if it wasn't there to document this FAIL for all time? This award is to honor a person or company's spectacularly epic FAIL.

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Pwnie for Epic 0wnage

0wnage, measured in owws, can be delivered in mass quantities to a single organization or distributed across the wider Internet population. The Epic 0wnage award goes to the hackers responsible for delivering the most damaging, widely publicized, or hilarious 0wnage. This award can also be awarded to the researcher responsible for disclosing the vulnerability or exploit that resulted in delivering the most owws across the Internet.

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Calendar
Jul
6
Deadline for submitting nominations.
Jul
15
The list of nominees will be announced.
Aug
6
Awards ceremony at the BlackHat USA conference in Las Vegas.
Awards Ceremony
when 6:30pm, Wed, Aug 6th 2014
where Blackhat USA conference, Mandaley Bay, Las Vegas