8 years ago (time flies doesn't it?), I won a first-place award at a national collegiate conference for software development. At the same conference, I also received first place in a PC troubleshooting competition.
My career path has been through software development and I now find myself in a position of leading/managing an engineering team. I expect to continue down the path of a technical manager, maintaining my capability to develop software on my own while delivering a competent team to meet business needs.
I'm not necessarily looking for a job at the moment, but I like to keep my resume up-to-date. Without a specific job in mind, do I include this award from 8 years ago? It seems to me that it's dated and that my current experiences and work stand on their own. However, in every interview I've had, that point has come up as a positive. Admittedly, it's been 3 years since I was last looking for work so it may not be as relevant now. I think I should definitely remove the "PC Troubleshooting" award.
I realize this is somewhat opinion-based, so let me boil it down into a simple question:
At what point do past accomplishments become irrelevant when applying for jobs?
Edit: To clarify, there are other accomplishments related to real work since then, and this award has always been last on the resume, in the "notable projects an achievements" section. I've found in interviews that saving Company X a bunch of money while doing something important is not as interesting to most interviewers as winning something. I think it's dated at this point though, and will be removing it. I appreciate all the feedback!