BEST PAPER AWARD was instituted in 1988 to recognize and promote quality contributions to scholarly research and writing among professionals who contribute and present papers at the annual NEAIR conference.
BEST FIRST PAPER AWARD was established in 1998 to encourage and recognize new NEAIR conference presenters who demonstrate commendable research in their first scholarly papers.
BEST IR & PRACTITIONER REPORT AWARD was created in 2005 to recognize the many reports and practitioner papers that are written by NEAIR members. It is intended as a venue for those reports and presentations that are not necessarily suited for submission to the Best Paper Award, which tends to include more scholarly research.
RECOGNITION FOR "BEST" AWARDS
Are published in the Proceedings of the Conference and identified as a Paper Award winner.
Receive a $200 award
Receive a waiver for the following year’s NEAIR conference registration fee. The monetary award and fee waiver are split among authors if there is more than one on the paper.
A letter of notification and congratulations from the President of NEAIR will be sent to the winner(s) with their President or head of the organization and the immediate supervisor copied on the correspondence.
The winner(s) is/are formally announced at the following NEAIR annual conference and offered a presentation time in the conference program.
NEAIR's Best Paper Award recipient(s) is/are also invited to present the paper at AIR’s Best Regional Papers session. The author(s) is/are not obligated to accept the AIR invitation, and neither AIR nor NEAIR contribute funding for AIR Forum attendance.
BEST VISUAL DISPLAY AWARD was created in 2006 to encourage professional and artistic visual presentation of poster sessions.
RECOGNITION FOR THE BEST VISUAL DISPLAY AWARD - The winner(s) of the Best Visual Presentation is/are awarded a monetary gift certificate.