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|NEWS RELEASE - Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2015|
Top Prize is $2,500; Submissions Due by July 24
World Standards Day is celebrated annually around the world to increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy. The World Standards Day Paper Competition is co-sponsored by SES - The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee in an effort to celebrate the global importance of standards and to honor selected individuals in the U.S. standards community. The 2015 paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, which will be held this year on October 1, 2015, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the World Standards Day Paper Competition is to focus on standards and their use. Authors may choose to address the 2015 World Standards Day theme, “Standards – The World’s Common Language.”; however, there is no obligation to do so. Authors may choose to address topics that are either domestic (U.S.) or international in scope. The paper competition is open to any individual in the private sector, government, or academia, including employees of standards developing organizations. Entrants must be employed by a U.S.-based organization and be working in the U.S. Co-authorship is permitted.
Three cash prizes are awarded by SES and the World Standards Day Planning Committee for the best papers submitted. The first place winner receives $2,500 and a plaque. Second and third place winners receive $1,000 and $500, respectively, along with a certificate. In addition, the winning papers will be published in the SES journal, Standards Engineering.
All paper contest submissions must be received with an official entry form by midnight July 24, 2015, by the SES Executive Director, email to email@example.com.
For the complete rules, tips for writing papers, and to download the World Standards Day Paper Competition entry form, visit the SES website at www.ses-standards.org.
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