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 a selection committee of TAC's Education and Human Resources Development Council members. Papers are evaluated for their research methodology, observations and conclusions, and their overall quality and contribution to the topic.