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News Release


Alexandria, Va. 2008-10-07
The ASIS Foundation is sponsoring a competition for college and university students studying in a wide variety of fields to write and submit papers on issues relevant to security.  The ASIS Foundation, the charitable organization of ASIS International, provides funding and manages endowments for a range of academic, strategic and professional development activities. ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide.
In cooperation with the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities, the ASIS Foundation’s Student Writing Competition rewards students who write an academic report between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and asset protection field. The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university during all or part of the 2008 academic year. The submission date is Dec. 15, 2008.
Cash prizes will be awarded and winning papers will be submitted to Security Journal. Students in fields of study other than security—including business, engineering, public administration, law, architecture, criminology and international affairs—are encouraged to participate. Perspectives from these and others fields are relevant to assets protection in today’s global environment, and offer valuable insights into contemporary issues of interest to the ASIS community.
Submissions are welcome from any country, but papers must be written in English. An undergraduate winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize; a graduate winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize.  Each winner will receive a one-year ASIS student membership and complimentary registration to the 2009 ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif. 
Two students will win honorable mention awards of $500 each and an ASIS student membership for one year. Click here for more information, including required topics, format requirements, the application process and relevant dates.
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ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics.  ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public.  By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.