The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize. This international prize encourages young statisticians to take an active interest in official statistics and is awarded for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician.
In addition to the monetary prizes, the first-place winner(s) receive travel funds to present their paper at an international conference. Details of the conference will be decided in conjunction with the winner and may include the 2023 ISI World Statistics Congress being held in Ottawa, Canada in July 2023.
Submissions should address and propose solutions to pressing methodological or strategic issues in the area of official statistics at the regional, national or international level, be no more than 4,000 words, be submitted in English and should not have been previously presented in a public forum or published. A maximum of three co-authors is allowed for each submission and an author can participate in only one submission.
An international panel will judge submissions based on the following criteria:
- Scientific and/or strategic merit
- Applicability of the ideas in the practice of statistical organizations, and
- Quality of the exposition
The 2020 prize winner, Ms. Kenza Sallier, shared her tips on preparing a winning submission in this presentation. Her presentation is recommended for viewing.
Papers must be submitted before 11:59 pm (UTC) on 10 February 2023.
The decision of the panel will be final. Prizes will only be awarded if papers of significant quality are submitted.
The author(s) of the best paper will be awarded:
- A cash prize valued at €1,500 (divided among co-authors if applicable)
- An opportunity to present the paper at a mutually agreed international statistical conference, with
airfare and hotel accommodation provided (for only one author in situations of co-authorship)
- Two years of IAOS membership
- A certificate of award from the IAOS acknowledging success in this competition.
Prizes may also be awarded to those in second and third place:
- 2nd Place – A cash prize valued at €1000, 2 years of IAOS membership, and a certificate
- 3rd Place – A cash prize valued at €500, 2 years of IAOS membership, and a certificate
A prize will also be awarded to the best paper from a developing country:
- Best paper – honorable mention, 2 years of IAOS membership, and a certificate.
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 10 February 2023 and
- Be employed by an official statistical organization as at 10 February 2023
Submissions must comprise a maximum of 4,000 words (including abstract, titles and references) plus the filled-in submission template plus a cover page that must
- A line that it is a “Submission for the 2023 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians”
- The title of the paper
- The name(s), prefix(s), job title(s), full date(s) of birth, age(s) and e-mail addresses of the author(s)
- The name(s) of the employing official statistical agency(ies)
- An abstract of no more than 15 lines.
Any material beyond the core text of the paper, such as table of contents, references, appendices, tables, and graphs, must be contained within the maximum of 4,000 words. Any submission exceeding 4,000 words plus cover page will be disqualified.
Please submit papers, in MS Word or compatible format to IAOSysp2023@gmail.com
Guidelines for papers
You may also submit questions you have about the competition to the e-mail address above.
For more details, access: https://www.iaos-isi.org/