Arquivo.pt Award 2024

Last updated on July 18th, 2024 at 05:01 pm

Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2024!

Awards ceremony at the meeting Ciência 2024.

What is Arquivo.pt?

Arquivo.pt preserves millions of files collected from the web since 1996 and provides a public search service over this information. It contains information in several languages.

Millions of web pages are published daily. However, after a short notice, the vast majority of this information becomes unavailable and is irreparably lost.

Arquivo.pt Award

The Arquivo.pt Award aims to annually promote innovative works based on the historical information preserved by Arquivo.pt.

The works must be practical applications or studies based on the information accessible through Arquivo.pt, which demonstrate the usefulness of this public service and the importance of preserving the information published online.

Works can focus on topics from any field (e.g. Education, History, Sociology, Communication, Health or Computer Science).


careful consultation of the following criteria is essential for a successful application:


The works can focus on any theme, as long as Arquivo.pt is used as the main source of information.

Applications for the Award must clearly demonstrate the usefulness of Arquivo.pt for the presented work.

Who can apply?

The submitted works can be developed individually or as a team. In both cases, the application will be submitted on behalf of a single responsible individual.

Works that were not awarded on previous editions can be submitted again.


  • 1st place: 10 000 €
  • 2nd place: 3 000 €
  • 3rd place: 2 000 €

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention Público Newspaper


Público was one of the first Portuguese newspaper to have an online presence.

The Público newspaper will also award an Honorable Mention to one of the works submitted to the Arquivo.pt Award which focused on the historical web-archive of Público online.

This award includes a two-year subscription to Público online.

Honorable Mention AMCC – Aveiro Media Competence Center


The Aveiro Media Competence Center (AMCC) will award an Honorable Mention accompanied by a prize of 500 € to one of the works submitted that focuses on the web archive of one or more Portuguese online media.

Honorable Mention .PT


The DNS.PT Association will award an Honorable Mention accompanied by a prize to a Professor who has encouraged the submission of works. The best work on this list will win its teacher a check for €1900 towards the purchase of a laptop.

Application deadline

May 6th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Lisbon time)

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted in Portuguese using an online form and include:

  1. a short Description of the work following the template (max. 2 000 words excluding captions and bibliography)
  2. a short Video following the technical requirements (max. 3 minutes)

Application form

Applications must be submitted through the following form:

Publication and dissemination of submitted projects

Submitted projects may be published without compensation. But authorship will be always guaranteed (Creative Commons Attribution By-Law).


The jury can request face-to-face presentations of the works. These presentations will take place at FCT-FCCN (Av. Do Brasil 101, Lisbon, Portugal). Alternatively, they can be performed remotely over the Internet.

The Jury will nominate only the top 3 winners, and no ratings will be published for the remaining works.

Rating criteria

  • Technical quality of the application (clarity, presentation, structure)
  • Originality and innovation
  • Maturity of the work
  • Social impact (application and societal impact)
  • Scientific impact (application and scientific impact)
  • Relevance of Arquivo.pt usage

Release date for results

The Arquivo.pt Award will be announced during the Ciência 2024 event, which will take place between July 3 and 5.

Useful references about Arquivo.pt

Promotional materials


Only in Portuguese


Media Partner Público newspaper

Logotipo Jornal Publico Vermelho

The Público newspaper is the official media partner of the Arquivo.pt Award 2024.

High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic

Arquivo.pt Award 2024 is under the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.