Awards for Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics
Government Statisticians hold the key to unlocking information which enables all users to process that information and make informed choices: from politicians making policy, to businesses deciding when and where to open their next branch to ordinary citizens deciding to which school to send their children.
The RSS Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics awards will reward and promote good practice in the field of official statistics, specifically focusing on meeting the needs of the wider user community. We are looking for examples of excellent presentation of official statistics, and examples of innovative statistical practices which have improved statistical information for users.
Submissions for 2013 awards are now open - please download a submission form.
The award recognises work in the previous year. For the year 2013, eligible examples should be dated between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012.
Entries should be marked as “Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics Awards 2013”, and must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday 24 May to:
Post: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
Fax: 020 7614 3905
The aim of the award is to recognise outstanding innovations or developments that improve the service to users.
Nominations will demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:
An excellent statistical release that is informative, clearly presented, and adds value to the published statistics;
an excellent or innovative way to communicate results that is clear and helpful to a wide array of users;
an excellent demonstration of gathering information on the requirements of a range of users, and using this information to shape outputs;
use of existing administrative data (either public or private) to respond to unmet needs, or to replace more expensive data collection processes;
an innovative statistical development.