How to Submit to an Award Competition

This type of submission can be submitted in the Conference Management System for only the following Awards:

The following Awards ARE NOT Submittable in the Conference Management System:

  • Best Paper Awards are not submittable.  Papers are selected for these Awards by the 2021 Track Chairs.
  • Best DSI Regional Paper Awards are not submittable. Papers are selected from the Best Papers Awards from all DSI regional conferences.


Step 1: Prepare your Award Competition submission document for uploading into the Conference Management System (CMS).

  • (NOTE: There are no word or page limits on your up-loadable Award document.)

Step 2: Sign into the 2021 Conference Mangagment: If you submitted to DSI 2020, then you can log in using your 2020 Ex-Ordo account.  Otherwise, setup your 2021 DSI Annual Meeting Conference account by providing your email address, first name, last name, and a passord in the “Setup your Account” dialogue.

Step 3: Click the “Submit Your Paper now” button under the Submit Paper window in the CMS Dashboard.

Step 4: Click on “Skip Start Workflow” to begin the submission process.

Step 5: Select Abstract Submissions.  Then click “Done” to go to the next stepStep 6: In the Title Field, type in the name of your paper.  Then type in a 50 Word abstract for your submission. Click Done when finished.

Step 7: Adding Authors and Co-Authors.

  • Select Yes or No if you are submitting as a current student
  • If you are an author of the paper Select your title.
  • type in the full name of your affiliated University or Organization.  DO NOT USE ACRONYMS.  
  • Type in the country you are from
  • Select yes or no if you are a current DSI member or not.
  • If you have co-authors click “Add a Second Author” and repeat the above steps
  • Click Done to go to the next step when you have added all your co-authors

Step 8:  Select the track you would like to submit your paper to. 

  • Click Done to go to the next step

Step 9: Upload your paper.  

  • Format your paper according to the rules of the Award competition.  When done, save as a PDF.
  • From the Paper dialogue click on “Upload Paper” then browse to your Award PDF document, select and click OPEN.