The Distinguished Author Award
Article or Research Paper



Questions?

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Past Winners

William T. Conley, CFM, SFP, FMP, IFMA Fellow

About this Award

The Distinguished Author Awards may be presented in three distinct categories:

  • To honor the author of a specific article or research paper that raises facility managers’ and/or the general public’s awareness of a subject important to the facility management profession and/or the built environment.
  • To honor the author and recognize the publisher of a book on current topic(s) relevant to facility management and/or the built environment or the the developer of instructional materials for facility management students and practitioners.
  • To honor the author of web and social media relevant to facility management.

The judging panel will consist of one IFMA staff member and four IFMA champions.

Eligibility:
Articles or papers must have been published in 2012, 2013 or 2014. Articles or papers must be in English or an English translation must be made available. Nominees may be facility management professionals, educators, researchers or professionals in other disciplines who have been associated with the facility management profession for at least five years but not necessarily as an IFMA member. Members of IFMA’s current board of directors and their companies or institutions are not eligible. An eligible author may win in more than one category in the same year. Submissions are to contain only one article or research paper. A nominee’s other publications may be listed in question 2, but are not to be included in the submission. Judges only rate one article or research paper per submission.

Criteria & Scoring

Judges score entries based on the following criteria and point guidance. Learn more »

  1. Provide background on the nominee (i.e., career history, other credits and accomplishments, contributions to the FM community, etc.) Describe the nominee’s motivation to write the article or research paper. (0-25 pts.)
  2. What is the target market for this article or research paper (i.e., trade, design, general public) and its geographic distribution (i.e., North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central America)? How has it been received by the market (provide testimonials, reviews, etc.)? Points are given to articles released through a media with wide distribution and high professional credibility, as compared to local newsletters. (0-25 pts.)
  3. What facility management innovations or ideas does the article or research paper identify or promote? (0-25 pts.)
  4. How does the article or research paper content enhance the FM profession? (0-15 points)
  5. Overall impression of entry. (0-10 pts.)

Additional Information

Specific requirements for the Distinguished Author Award — Article or Research:

  • Nominator must be an IFMA member in good standing (dues current).
  • Article or research paper must have been published in 2012, 2013 or 2014..
  • Nominees may be facility management professionals, educators, researchers or professionals in other disciplines who have been associated with the facility management profession for at least five years.Chapter must be recertified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
  • Articles or papers must be in English or an English translation must be made available.

General Information

  • Nominations are scored on content only, not creative presentation of the submission.
  • The submission covers activities from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
  • Submission forms are PDF documents. Get Adobe Reader
  • Submission form information should be typed or computer-generated within the PDF form.
  • Please be sure to email the completed submission form and exhibit files as email attachments to awards@ifma.org.
  • Exhibits, such as booklets, pictures, are an important part of this submission.
  • All questions on the nomination form should be completed as requested.
  • Authorization should be made digitally on the PDF form.
  • Deadline for receipt of nomination to IFMA is May 12, 2014.