ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards developing organizations, is accepting papers for the 2009 ASTM Advantage Award, a paper competition with prizes up to $15,000.
Original papers are sought that demonstrate the positive impact of ASTM International standards, and which provide background information and data showing such values as cost savings, efficiency, market access, etc. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2009. The cash prizes are $15,000 for the first prize, $10,000 for the second prize and $5,000 for the third prize. Winning papers will be published in ASTM International’s bimonthly magazine, Standardization News.
ASTM International standards are the technical underpinnings of global commerce and have broad reach in today’s competitive business environment. They help make our world safer, aid in the flow of goods and are the companions to regulation. Currently there are 12,000 ASTM International standards and ASTM members come from more than 125 nations.
More information on the 2009 ASTM Advantage Award— including rules, entry forms and links to past winning papers — is posted on the ASTM International Web site at www.astm.org/advantageaward.