The KDE Appreciation Awards, also known as the "Akademy Awards", are awards that the KDE community gives to KDE contributors. Their purpose is to recognize outstanding contribution to KDE. They are given in a yearly basis inside the yearly Akademy conference. There are three awards, best application, best contribution to KDE and the Jury's Choice Award.
Akademy Awards 2010 - Tampere, Finland
Jury: David Faure, Celeste Lyn Paul, Peter Penz.
- Best Application: Aurélien Gâteau for Gwenview.
- Best Non-Application: Anne Wilson for her community work.
- Jury's Award: Burkhard Lück for improving the state of KDE documentation.
Akademy Awards 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Jury: Mark Kretschmann, Nuno Pinheiro, Aaron Seigo.
- Best Application: Peter Penz for Dolphin.
- Best Non-Application: Celeste Lyn Paul for her usability work.
- Jury's Award: David Faure for greatest service to KDE.
Akademy Awards 2008 - Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Jury: Sebastian Trueg, Matthias Kretz and Danny Allen.
- Best Application: Mark Kretschmann for Amarok.
- Best Non-Application: Nuno Pinheiro for Oxygen.
- Jury's Award: Aaron Seigo for Plasma.
Akademy Awards 2007 - Glasgow, Scotland
Jury: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf and Laurent Montel.
aKademy Awards 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
Jury: Albert Astals Cid, Enrico Ros, Lauri Watts, Stephan Kulow and Oswald Buddenhagen.
aKademy Awards 2005 - Málaga, Spain
Jury: Aaron Seigo, Brad Hards, David Faure and Matthias Ettrich.
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