Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an important part of the process, and everyone can contribute—from the newest to most senior members of our societies. We recognize excellence in our mentors, colleagues, and friends, and it is important to single out those who have made exceptional contributions to the profession.

Nominations are sought for the following COPSS awards, which will be presented at the 2017 JSM in Baltimore, Maryland (July 29–August 3). See http://copss.org/awards/ for details of each award’s committee chairs and submission procedures.

The Presidents’ Award is presented yearly in recognition of outstanding contributions to the statistics profession. It is typically granted to an individual who has not yet reached his or her 41st birthday. In the special case of an individual who has received his or her statistically related terminal degree fewer than 12 years prior to the nomination deadline, the individual will be eligible if he or she has not yet reached his or her 46th birthday during the year of the award.

The F.N. David Award is presented biennially to a female statistician who serves as a role model to other women by her contributions to the profession through excellence in research, leadership of multidisciplinary collaborative groups, statistics education, or service to the professional societies.

The George W. Snedecor Award, established in 1976, honors an individual who was instrumental in the development of statistical theory in biometry. The award is for a noteworthy publication in biometry within three years of the data of the award.

Nominations for these three awards should be sent by January 15, 2017, to the relevant committee chair (see website for details). The deadline for nominations has passed for the Fisher Award and Lectureship.

These awards are jointly sponsored by IMS, ASA, ENAR, WNAR, and SSC. They represent a discipline-wide acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions of statisticians, regardless of their affiliations with any professional society.