This award recognizes the most outstanding paper and presentation at the annual FERA meeting. Only members of FERA are eligible to receive this award. Nominations are accepted from FERA members, and a committee of at least five FERA members reviews the paper nominations. The committee chair or a delegated committee member then attends the presentation of each nominated paper and judges the quality of the presentation. The reviews from both of these processes are aggregated to select a winner. The award winner is announced at the business luncheon of the FERA annual meeting.