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PESC 280x131Entries are being accepted for PESC’s Annual Best Practices Competition through April 1. Now in its 17th year, the Best Practices Competition is held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs.

The competition is open to institutions, associations, organizations, government agencies and departments, districts, consortia, non-profit and commercial service providers and other education stakeholders that have collaborated to design and/or adopt an electronic standardization initiative via a specific implementation, and/or other medium such as, but not limited to, published articles and white papers.

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is a member-supported organization that promotes the implementation and usage of interoperable data exchange standards in P20W education through open and transparent community participation. For more information, visit

Submit Entries

The Best Practices Competition for 2015 is open for submissions until close of business Friday, April 1. Documents detailing the scope of a project, participants, type of standards employed, relevant dates of project milestones, copies of articles (if an article submission), outline of mission/objectives and any related statistics (number of transactions transmitted, estimated cost savings, etc.) should be included in the submission. All entries should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Michael Sessa
President & CEO
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036

All entries will be judged by the PESC Board of Directors. First place and those receiving special recognition will be notified immediately by PESC, an official public announcement will be made immediately before PESC’s Spring 2016 Data Summit being held April 13-15, 2016, in Washington, DC, at the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle, and the award presentation will be made during the general session of the Data Summit on April 13.

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Michael Sessa is President and Chief Executive Officer of PESC