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2018 Charles K. Nelson (CKN) Student Paper Contest

Happy, Healthy New Year 2018 to all, I am happy to be back coordinating this paper contest that was created to honor a past great leader of the Terra Grande District of APICS.  I am honored to coordinate this effort this year. 

Again this year the area chapter previously known as the Terra Grande District and the Heartland District will be conducting a student paper contest.  As many of you know, Chuck Nelson was a great leader in APICS, especially in the Terra Grande District, prior to his passing away in 2007.   

The deadline for submissions will be April 15, 2018 and winners will be announced in June 2018 Papers must be submitted to me electronically at  The File name must contain the title and the author’s last name.   Prizes of $1000 and $500 will be awarded for first place and second place for both Undergraduate and Graduate papers.  Please see attached submission forms and rules. 

 We also need donations from chapters to fund the prizes and we need judges for the paper contest.  Please contact me if you are interested in either!

Please pass this along to the professors in your areas they seem to get folks to turn in papers.

Thanks, Roger Harris, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., PMP, CSCP, CPSM

 Click here for 1) 2018 Paper Announcement, 2) Competition Guidelines, 3) Submission Form, 4) Prizes, and 5) Judging Criteria.