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Join the World Standards Day Paper Competition by Aug. 19, 2016

Top prize for ‘Standards Build Trust’ theme is $2,500

Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 13:10

(ANSI: Washington, D.C.) -- World Standards Day is celebrated annually around the world to increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy. To help celebrate the importance of standards, SES—The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee co-sponsor an annual paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community. The 2016 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 27, 2016, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Writers may choose to address the 2016 World Standards Day theme, “Standards Build Trust,” or another topic of their choosing. They may choose to address topics that are either domestic (U.S.) or international in scope. The paper competition is open to anyone 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 United States. 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 Aug. 19, 2016, by the SES executive director. Email submissions to admin@ses-standards.org.

For the complete rules, tips for writing papers, and to download the World Standards Day Paper Competition entry form, visit the SES website.

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, serving the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).