BEST IDEAS AWARD 2003 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The editors of Contact in Context
announced the 2003 winners at the recent SETI League conference
(April 25-27, 2003) in Trenton, New Jersey. The winner in the
Contact in Context category was a paper entitled "Solar
System SETI Using Radio Telescope Arrays" by Bruce Cornet,
Ph.D. and Scot L. Stride. At the SETI League's annual banquet,
these two co-authors each received a plaque and half of the $500.
This year the editors also awarded Honorable Mention (a plaque
plus $200) to John R. Rice, Ph.D. for his paper "ET: Come
and Gone Unnoticed?" These papers are available free on the
Contact in Context website.
BEST IDEAS AWARD
Each year, the editors of Contact In Context choose two publications to receive the "Best Ideas Award". The aim is to highlight recent publications that have contributed especially fresh, bold, profound ideas that are valuable to people engaged in the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Each award consists of a certificate and a check for $500. If the publication has two authors, each of the authors will receive a certificate and $250. If it has more than two authors, they will decide among themselves how the money is to be divided.
Normally one of these is a paper or essay published in Contact in Context during the previous 12 months. The other can be any type of publication at all (such as a book, chapter, journal article, conference paper, journal, web document, or monograph) or it can be any forum for fresh ideas and unfettered thinking (such as a conference or website).
The editors may occasionally choose one or more publications worthy of Honorable Mention. The senior author will receive $200. The Editors reserve the right to present more or fewer than two awards in any given year. The Editors reserve the right to present no award in any given year.
Nominations and self-nominations are welcomed. Send them to Dr. Robert A. Lodder (CIC Editor-in-Chief) at L0DDER@uky.edu (replace zero with the letter O) and to Dr. Allen Tough (CIC Editor) at Tough77@ieti.org.
Complete rules are available on the SETI League website.
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