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Student Best Paper Award

The student best paper competition is divided into three categories: undergraduate, master’s and doctoral. A first and second place award may be given in each category. First place winners will receive $500 toward travel and hotel costs to attend the annual meeting and present their papers. Conference registration fees will be waived for the first and second place winners.  The first place doctoral winner also will receive the Kim Johnson Best Doctoral Student Paper Award ($500).  

Students must be currently enrolled in a textiles, apparel, merchandising or related undergraduate or graduate program or have earned a degree from such a program within the past 12 months at the time of submission.


Students must be members of ITAA to be considered and must be ITAA members at the time of the annual meeting. The faculty member supervising the research is to be entered as faculty sponsor. The faculty member is not to be listed as an author and the submission must not be made under the faculty sponsor’s name and email address.


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Faculty Endorsement Document

Best Paper Online Submission Instructions


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