| At the end of 2014, it was decided that the high quality of submissions through the year to the ASTRON-JIVE Daily Image (AJDI) required some explicit recognition. We have therefore established a new annual award for the best AJDI of the year. The winner will be announced at the New Year's speeches of the ASTRON & JIVE Directors.
The winner for 2014 is ...(drrumm rroll)... Pieter Benthem who submitted an impressive image of ASTRON staff having recently deployed the MFAA environmental prototypes at the SKA site in South Africa.
By a tradition of sorts, the winner of this award receives a bottle of the most excellent Irish Whiskey (see image above*). The Jameson distillery is very well connected to the world of radio science - born in Scotland, the famous distiller Andrew Jameson (1783 -1856) was the father of Annie Jameson (1840-1920), and Annie was the mother of one Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel prize winner in Physics (1909), and the father of wireless (radio) communication!
(*) Editor's note: As an extra incentive, the winner(s) will be ushered into the Presence, and treated to some motivational words. In addition, the winning picture will be on prominent display in the Director's office for a year. Of course the decent thing to do would be to share the bottle with the long-suffering AJDI editors, and perhaps with our greatest fan Himself.