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Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Quarterly

The Outstanding Contribution to the Quarterly Award recognizes an article published in the LGAQ that makes a noteworthy contribution to the field of auditing. The following FAQ describes the award process and details.

You can also participate by becoming a judge.

FAQ

To be eligible to receive an award the writer(s) must have published the article in ALGA’s Local Government Auditing Quarterly and:

  • Be current members of ALGA
  • Not be a member of the Publications Committee
  • Not have won the award in the previous year

Judges use the following four criteria to evaluate articles for the Outstanding Contribution to the Quarterly Award. The article must:

  • make a significant contribution to the field of auditing
  • elegantly and thoroughly present the issues around a significant topic
  • break new ground or discuss innovative methods
  • clearly convey information

Articles need not be submitted or nominated by an individual author or an audit organization to be considered. The Publications Committee members nominate a group of articles from the previous year for review and selection by an independent panel of Award judges. Judges make decisions in time for the annual conference in May.

The Publications Committee Chair and/or the LGAQ Editor present the Award for Outstanding Contribution at the ALGA conference. In addition, the author and the winning article are featured in the awards announcement email.