The SIGMOD Contributions Award is given for significant contributions to the field of database systems through research funding, education, and professional services. The SIGMOD Awards Committee determines the recipient of the award. Recipients of the award are listed below.

 2018  2017 2016
   
 Z. Meral Özsoyoğlu Yannis E. Ioannidis Samuel Madden
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2015 2014 2013
Curtis Dyreson Kyu-Young Whang H. V. Jagadish
Curtis Dyreson Kyu-Young Whang H. V. Jagadish
[citation] [citation] [citation]
2012 2011 2010
Marianne Winslett Gerhard_Weikum David_Lomet
Marianne Winslett Gerhard Weikum David Lomet
[citation] [citation] [citation]
2009 2008 2007
Beng
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Beng Chin Ooi Klaus R. Dittrich Hans-Jörg Schek
[citation] [citation] [citation]
2006 2005 2004
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Tamer Özsu Hongjun Lu Surajit Chaudhuri
[citation]  [citation] [citation]
2003 2002 2001
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Michael Ley Richard Snodgrass Daniel Rosenkrantz
[citation] [citation] [bio]
2000 (co-winner) 2000 (co-winner) 1999
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Laura Haas Michael Carey Raghu Ramakrishnan
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1998 1997 1996
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Won Kim Avi Silberschatz Jeffrey Ullman
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1995 (co-winner)  1995 (co-winner) 1992
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Yahiko Kambayashi Gio Wiederhold Maria Zemankova
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