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 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.
Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.