Announcing the Competition for the 2013 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is sponsoring a competition for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician. In addition to the monetary prize, the winner will be invited to present the paper at one of the sessions at the World Statistics Congress (WSC) in Hong Kong in 2013.

Submitters should address, and propose solutions to, pressing methodological or strategic issues in the area of official statistics at the national or international level. The paper must be 10 or fewer pages in length, be submitted in English, and not have been previously presented in a public forum or published.

A maximum of three co-authors is allowed for a paper. An author can participate in only one paper. The author or authors of the best papers will be awarded:

  • A cash prize valued at €1,500 (divided among co-authors, if applicable)
  • An opportunity to present the paper at an IAOS session at the 2013 WSC, with airfare and hotel accommodation provided (for one author only in situations of co-authorship)
  • Two years of IAOS membership
  • A certificate of award from the IAOS acknowledging success in this competition

Prize-winning papers will be considered for publication in the statistical journal of the IAOS.

To be eligible, authors (and co-authors) must:

  • Be under the age of 35 on February 28
  • Be employed by an official statistical agency between September 1, 2012, and February 28, 2013
  • Be prepared to travel to Hong Kong in August to present the paper

The deadline for submissions is February 28. Winners will be announced by the second week of July.
For details, visit the competition website.