2010 World Standards Day Paper Competition Announced
by SSD Staff April 23, 2010
The 2010 World Standards Day Paper Competition has been announced by the World Standards Day Planning Committee and the paper competition's sponsor, the Standards Engineering Society (SES).
The theme for this year's paper competition, "Standards for Accessibility," recognizes the critical role of standards and conformity assessment activities in developing and maintaining environments, products, technologies, and systems that are accessible for persons with special needs. Standards have a critical influence on accessibility across all industries and around the globe.
The 2010 World Standards Day Paper Competition invites members of the standardization community to submit papers that use specific examples to show ways that standards and conformity assessment programs are used to promote accessibility in any form for persons with special needs. Paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards during a banquet at the celebration, which will be held this year on September 23 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Cash prizes will be awarded 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.
All paper contest submissions must be received with an official entry form by midnight on July 23, 2010, sent to:
SES Executive Director
1950 Lafayette Road, Box 1
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
For details on the winners' recognition, cash awards, judging, and rules, visit the SES website.