Established in 1988 by the Northern Ireland branch of the BCS, a Student award certificate and free year membership prize are awarded annually to the student achieving the highest average marks in the final Honours examination in Computer Science.

The past recipients of the prize have been:

Queens University, Belfast

2016-2017 - Robert Palmer

2015-2016- Sean Quinn

2014-2015 - Fiachra Murray

2013-2014 - Alan Foster

2012-2013 - William McGorman

2011-2012 - Michael Martin

2010-2011 - Gregory Magee

2009-2010 - Marc Sloan

2008-2009 - Liam Elmore

2007-2008 - Peter Sloan

2006-2007 - Timothy Silversides

2005-2006 - John Eakin

2004-2005 - Manus McElhone

2003-2004 - Sean Cox

2002-2003 - Pentony O'Hagan

2001-2002 - Gerard McKenna

2000-2001 - Mark Baldrick

1999-2000 - Samuel McCormick

University of Ulster

2016-2017 - Aine McCaughey

2015-2016 - Daryl Hughes

2014-2015 - Kenneth Vaughan

2013-2014 - Mark Freebairn

2012-2013 - Phillip Hartin

2010-2011 - Jason Mitchell

2009-2010 - David Gibson

2008-2009 - Robert McIlreavy

2007-2008 - Debbie Rankin

2006-2007 - Stephen Scott

2005-2006 - Calum McElhone

2004-2005 - Martin O'Rorke

2003-2004 - P A Kearney

2002-2003 - Benjamin McGuinness

2001-2002 - Damian McCourt

2000-2001 - Wendy Stitt

1999-2000 - Damian Taylor