Awards & Recognition

There are many tangible and intangible rewards of participating in one of ACM’s Student Research Competitions (SRCs):

The top three undergraduate and graduate winners at each SRC receive prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively (USD). All SRC participants receive a certificate of participation. 

The top three undergraduate and graduate winners at each SRC receive an award medal and a one-year complimentary ACM student membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

The top three graduate and undergraduate Grand Finalists receive an additional $500, $300, and $200 respectively and a Grand Finalist certificate.

Grand Finalists receive a monetary award and a Grand Finalist certificate that can be framed and displayed.  

Undergraduate and graduate SRC participants have opportunities to meet with researchers in their fields of interest, making important connections and gaining significant insights into their work. The SRC poster and presentation sessions are open to all conference attendees. The names and research abstracts of winners from all SRCs are posted on the SRC website. 

All SRC participants have an exceptional opportunity to sharpen their research and communications skills in preparation for their SRC experience; these visual, organizational, and presentation skills will be of great value throughout one’s academic and working careers.

“I was very much impressed with the quality of the judging panel since they were all people at the top of their fields and they gave me very good feedback on the work which I presented.”

- Trevor Parsons, OOPSLA SRC