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2007 World Standards Day Paper Competition Announced


Miami, FL, Mar 29, 2007

The 2007 World Standards Day Paper Competition theme has been announced by the U.S. World Standards Day Planning Committee and the paper competition’s sponsor, the Standards Engineering Society (SES).

To recognize the global consensus-building capacity of standards developing organizations, the theme for the 2007 World Standards Day Paper Competition is “Standards and the Global Village.” In a diverse world, global consensus is difficult to achieve despite the move toward the globalization of trade and culture. But for many decades, standards have successfully created international consensus on critical issues such as consumer information and protection, the quality and safety of products and services, the environment, health care, security, Internet protocols, and fair trade, among others. The 2007 World Standards Day Paper Competition invites papers that show, using specific examples, ways that standards developing organizations have encouraged and created global consensus for the economic and social benefit of the global village.

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 18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 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.

All paper contest submissions must be received with an official entry form by midnight August 31, 2007, by the SES Executive Director, 13340 SW 96th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33176. For details on the winners’ recognition, cash awards, judging, and rules, go to www.ses-standards.org and follow the link for “2007 WSD Paper Competition.”

For additional information about the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, or to register for the event, please visit www.wsd-us.org.

Established in 1947, the Standards Engineering Society is a not-for-profit professional membership society whose mission is to promote the awareness, use, and value of standards and standardization. SES is the member body for Canada and the United States in the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN) and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SES members are primarily involved in the application and use of company, government, national, regional, and international standards.

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