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Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2022


Top Prize is $2,500; Submissions are due by September 30

In celebration of standards and their significant impact on the world, SES – The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee will co-sponsor an annual paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community. The 2022 paper competition winners will be announced and presented at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day to be held on October 13, 2022.

Authors may select the 2022 World Standards Day theme, Sustaining the U.S. Standards Model and American Standards Leadership. Additionally, 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 U.S. location. Co-authorship is permitted.

Three cash prizes are awarded by SES and the World Standards Day Planning Committee for the best papers submitted. The winning paper will be published in the SES journal, Standardization: Journal of Research and Innovation. All paper contest submissions must be received by 11:59 PM PT on September 30, 2022. For the complete rules and tips for writing papers, and to submit your World Standards Day Paper Competition entry, visit the SES website at

The 2022 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day will take place on October 13, as an in-person event in Washington, DC. The International Code Council (ICC) is the 2022 administrating organization.

About World Standards Day
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The U.S. event is co-chaired by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information, please visit

About SES
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is a global organization dedicated to supporting the standards and conformity assessment professional community. SES creates a place and space for all professionals involved in standards and conformity assessment can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests in ways that work to the benefit of everyone involved with, or affected by, standards. SES is the member body for the United States and Canada in the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN).


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