Aaron Swartz Award

With the support of Aaron Swartz's family, Writing Commons offers The Aaron Swartz Award for Best Article to both honor Aaron's legacy as an open-access activist and cofounder of Reddit and to celebrate the efforts of our authors who so kindly share their expertise with our global audience of teachers and students.    

Photo Credit: "Aaron Swartz 2 at Boston Wikipedia Meetup, 2009-08-18" by Sage Ross is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

What is the Aaron Swartz Award?

Writing Commons hosts The Aaron Swartz Award to celebrate both Swartz’s leadership and the contributions of our authors. Award winners are chosen annually by our team of content and review editors. To choose a finalist, our editors review and rank all of the articles published during the preceding year.

Related Topics: Contribute; Intellectual Openness

Award Winners







Who Was Aaron Swartz?

Aaron Swartz was a leader and activist for the open web and civic engagement. Swartz passionately believed that knowledge should be freely shared as opposed to locked behind paywalls. By launching the Progressive Change Campaign, Swartz helped raise awareness about meaningful online activism.

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