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2013 World Standards Day Paper Competition


For details on the winners' recognition, cash awards, judging, and rules, see links below. The competition is sponsored by the SES - The Society for Standards Professionals and the US World Standards Day Planning Committee. Paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards at the US celebration of World Standards Day, which will be held this year on October 3, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Cash prizes are awarded by SES and the World Standards Day Planning Committee for the best three papers submitted. The first place winner will receive a plaque and $2,500. Second and third place winners will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively, along with a certificate. In addition, the winning papers will be published in SES’s journal, Standards Engineering.  

The theme for this year’s paper competition “Standards for a World at Work and Play,” recognizes standards as tools that assure repeatability, consistency, dependability and excellence.  It identifies standards-setting bodies as the forums for the public and private sectors to come together in collaboration for a common good.  And it confirms that--from farm to table, manufacturer to retailer, and workplace to home--standards bring confidence and countless benefits to business, governments and consumers. 

Standards are the foundation upon which developing nations build their economies in the global marketplace...facilitate technological innovations...and foster evolving social and environmental compliance practices that assure the safety of workers ad health of the world and its citizens.  Inherently, standards distill state-of-the-art expertise into practical, globally relevant tools for tracking global challenges.

Standards evolve to meet the changing needs of a world at work ad play.

View the 2013 World Standards Day Paper Competition rules.  All paper contest submissions must be received with an official entry form by midnight August 3 2013, by the SES Executive Director, 1950 Lafayette Road, Box 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Download the World Standards Day Paper Competition entry form.

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