OR63 President's Medal Submission


The President’s Medal is one of The OR Society’s most prestigious awards, and we are inviting entries for the competition.

The President’s Medal is awarded for the best account of successful OR practice entered and you will present your project at the society’s Annual Conference. The deadline for entries is 13 August 2021.

Entries are welcomed from industry-based OR workers, consultants and academics. One of the main qualifications for entry is that the work has been implemented before submission. 

If you have a case study or a recent, successfully implemented work, why not consider going for the President’s Medal?

Read the guidelines

Click to watch last years winner: A safety diagnostic tool for harnessing operational data to make prisons safer.

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Who should enter?

Anyone who has experience of OR practice, and is able to provide verification of the work that they are presenting as a piece of real practice that they have undertaken, may enter. If an author has been awarded a President’s Medal on a previous occasion, they are still able to apply once again. 

How to Enter

Candidates must make a submission using the form below. We require no more than two sides of A4 that describes the piece of successful, real OR practice which forms the subject of the entry. This is to be accompanied by the names and contact details of two referees. One should be a member of The OR Society, the other a client. They will be asked to testify to the accuracy of your submission and the fact that the work described was done by the candidate(s). 

The award of the President’s Medal will be determined at the annual conference by a judging panel. The panel will review the submitted material and listen to the presentations of their work that the finalists are required to make at the conference. 

Criteria for judging include:

  • The level of demonstrable benefit
  • The intellectual and novel content of the solution
  • The likely longevity of the solution
  • The excellence of the OR process

Conditions of the award are that:

  • finalists will present their work at The OR Society’s annual conference.
  • unless inappropriate the author(s) of the winning paper will facilitate the writing up of their work, if necessary with the help of a journalist, with a view to publication in OR Insight or Inside OR and as part of a booklet promoting the award.

Deadline for submission: 13 August 2021

All submissions to be made by using the online form alternatively, email to the Executive Director of The OR Society, [email protected]

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President's Medal Entry Form

Please use this form to submit your entry for your chance to not only present your case study at OR63 Online but also have the chance to win The President's Medal.

Referee 1: A member of The OR Society
Referee 2: A client
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