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Deadline Approaching: Enter the World Standards Day Paper Competition


World Standards Day 2019 theme: "Standards Build Connections"

Reminder: Apply to the SES - The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee annual paper competition by September 13, 2019. The 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 November 7, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Authors may select the 2019 World Standards Day theme, Standards Build Connections, or choose another subject topic for their submission. 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 reside in the U.S. If employed, they must be employed by a U.S.-based organization and must work at a location 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 September 13, 2019, to the SES Executive Director. Email submissions to [email protected].

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


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