American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Student Paper Competition

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Submission

Category:Language Arts

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in conjunction with its Committee on Education (CoE), has announced its ninth annual paper competition with the 2020 theme, Standards Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals. The competition is part of a long-term effort to spread awareness among postsecondary students of the strategic significance of standards and conformance.

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals serve as a call to action for all nations to promote health, safety, and prosperity while protecting the planet. The goals stem from the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that outlines 17 Sustainable Goals. The goals recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations require strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – while tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.

To highlight the power of standards as a tool in these worldwide efforts, the ANSI 2020 Student Paper Competition requires authors to choose one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and explore the ways in which standards play a role in achieving it, or could do so in the future. Papers should identify a relevant standard or multiple standards and discuss how it/they can contribute to strategies and solutions for reaching the targets set out in one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Requirements: -Be written and submitted by student(s) (associate, undergraduate, or graduate, in any discipline) enrolled full- or part-time during the period of September 2019 to April 2020 at an institute of higher education located in the United States or its territories -Include a title and a list of names of all contributing authors, their contact details, and the affiliated institute of higher education -Be prefaced with an abstract of no more than 400 words -Be less than 2,000 words (not including requirements #2 and #3 above, notes, tables, charts, and a bibliography which may not exceed 3 pages) -Be in English and suitable for publication (final editing assistance will be provided before publication of winning papers) -Be submitted in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word or other revisable format, in 12-point type size -Be original and not previously published (copyright will remain with the author; winners grant publication rights to ANSI, as well as the right to release entries to other media)

Submissions will be reviewed by top-level industry experts participating on ANSI's Committee on Education (CoE) as well as by ANSI staff. A small number of finalists will be invited to give an online presentation to the review team before a winner is chosen. Winning entries will be published on ANSI.org, StandardsLearn.org, and potentially in other media outlets. Winning submissions will be shared with and widely read by the domestic and international standards community, including experts in government, industry, professional societies, and academic institutions. Cash prizes will be given to rst- and second-place winners; ANSI reserves the right to award no prizes based on the determination of the judges. The winning papers will be announced in June 2020.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story?menuid=7&articleid=49b9aa2a-c57e-4dc4-a083-3d5c151ebfbb

Managing Organization: American National Standards Institute

Contact:
Lisa Rajchel
lrajchel@ansi.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
The paper competition is open to students enrolled full- or part-time in associate, undergraduate, or graduate programs during the period of September 2019 to April 2020 in U.S. higher education institutions. A small number of finalists will be invited to give an online presentation to the review team before a winner is chosen.

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in conjunction with its Committee on Education (CoE), has announced its ninth annual paper competition with the 2020 theme, Standards Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals. The competition is part of a long-term effort to spread awareness among postsecondary students of the strategic significance of standards and conformance.

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals serve as a call to action for all nations to promote health, safety, and prosperity while protecting the planet. The goals stem from the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that outlines 17 Sustainable Goals. The goals recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations require strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – while tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.

To highlight the power of standards as a tool in these worldwide efforts, the ANSI 2020 Student Paper Competition requires authors to choose one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and explore the ways in which standards play a role in achieving it, or could do so in the future. Papers should identify a relevant standard or multiple standards and discuss how it/they can contribute to strategies and solutions for reaching the targets set out in one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Process

Requirements: -Be written and submitted by student(s) (associate, undergraduate, or graduate, in any discipline) enrolled full- or part-time during the period of September 2019 to April 2020 at an institute of higher education located in the United States or its territories -Include a title and a list of names of all contributing authors, their contact details, and the affiliated institute of higher education -Be prefaced with an abstract of no more than 400 words -Be less than 2,000 words (not including requirements #2 and #3 above, notes, tables, charts, and a bibliography which may not exceed 3 pages) -Be in English and suitable for publication (final editing assistance will be provided before publication of winning papers) -Be submitted in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word or other revisable format, in 12-point type size -Be original and not previously published (copyright will remain with the author; winners grant publication rights to ANSI, as well as the right to release entries to other media)

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by top-level industry experts participating on ANSI's Committee on Education (CoE) as well as by ANSI staff. A small number of finalists will be invited to give an online presentation to the review team before a winner is chosen. Winning entries will be published on ANSI.org, StandardsLearn.org, and potentially in other media outlets. Winning submissions will be shared with and widely read by the domestic and international standards community, including experts in government, industry, professional societies, and academic institutions. Cash prizes will be given to rst- and second-place winners; ANSI reserves the right to award no prizes based on the determination of the judges. The winning papers will be announced in June 2020.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story?menuid=7&articleid=49b9aa2a-c57e-4dc4-a083-3d5c151ebfbb

Managing Organization: American National Standards Institute

Contact:
Lisa Rajchel
lrajchel@ansi.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
The paper competition is open to students enrolled full- or part-time in associate, undergraduate, or graduate programs during the period of September 2019 to April 2020 in U.S. higher education institutions. A small number of finalists will be invited to give an online presentation to the review team before a winner is chosen.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles