These awards recognize the excellence of papers delivered by students at TAC’s annual conference, and are intended to encourage student participation in TAC. First prize is $500, second prize is $300, and third prize is $200.
All student papers accepted for the annual conference through TAC’s standard submission and review process are eligible. To be considered, a paper must be clearly identified as a student paper when submitted, and its principal author must be a registered full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution.
After being accepted for presentation at the conference, each student paper is reviewed by members of TAC's Workforce Development Council. Papers are evaluated for their research methodology, observations and conclusions, and their overall quality and contribution to the topic.