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    PAPTAC - Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada


    C. Howard Smith Award

    NB: Not attributed in 2018




    The C. Howard Smith Award was founded in 1939 by the late Mr. Harold Crabtree, a past-president of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. It commemorates the late C. Howard Smith who himself was a past-president of CPPA.

    Purpose and Objectives
    The C. Howard Smith Award is presented to the Canadian Student Member, or Member under age 33, employed in the Canadian pulp and paper industry, who submits the paper judged best in the annual competition.

    Nature of Award
    A certificate and a gold pin.

    The rules governing the submission of entries are:

    • Competition for the award will be open only to Canadian Student Members and Members under the age of 33 as of January 1st in the year of submission or presentation who are employed in the Canadian pulp and paper industry. PAPTAC membership must be in good standing at the time of submission of the paper (authors and co-authors must all be under 33 years of age).
    • The entry shall be a technical paper on a subject pertaining to the industry.
    • The papers shall be received by the Executive Director of PAPTAC prior to October 31 in the year of the competition. Papers by qualified members read at meetings of PAPTAC in the year of competition are deemed to be entered in the competition.
    • Company approval to submit the paper is required.
    • The winning paper in the John S. Bates Award competition will not be eligible for the C. Howard Smith Award.

    Judging Rules
    Papers entered for competition will be judged by a Committee, the chairman of which is appointed by the Executive Council of the Association. In arriving at their decision the judges will take into account:

    • The practical value of the paper in its possible application to the pulp and paper industry.
    • The amount of study and investigation shown in its preparation.
    • The composition and literary merit.

    Judging Committee
    Chairman to be appointed annually by the Executive Council. The Chairman, normally a member of the Executive Council, will enlist at least two volunteers to form the committee. It will be the duty of the committee to screen all PAPTAC papers for possible eligibility in the competition. The Committee may reserve the right not to make the award in any one year, for lack of suitable papers.

    Award Presentation
    At the next Annual Meeting of PAPTAC.

    pdfA sample Scoring Scheme

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