Publications Award

Publications Award

Recognizes the most impactful nominated publication in each of the Association outlets.

One award is given to an original paper or article from each of the following:

  • Materials Performance or CoatingsPro Magazine
  • AMPP Annual Conference + Expo paper

Manuscripts published from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are eligible for nomination of the 2023 award. Publications may have more than one author.

Conference papers presented at Annual Conference + Expo 2022 are eligible for nomination of the 2023 award.


Maximum 1 award per subcategory each year
Membership is not required
Self-nomination is allowed

Eligibility criteria applicable for all awards categories:


  • Individuals, organizations, and companies can be nominators - see each award category for specific restrictions.
  • Self-nomination is only allowed for specific awards and is identified on each award description page.


  • No posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • The restriction applies to Individual Awards and Honors for Past Presidents and Chairs of the AMPP, AMPP Global Center, NACE, NACE Institute, or SSPC Boards of Directors, with the exception of work/service completed/performed after service on the Board is completed.
  • The restriction applies to Individual Awards and Honors for sitting members of both AMPP Boards, and the Awards Committee.
  • Past recipients are not eligible to receive the same or similar (from Legacy SSPC or NACE )award category again.
  • An individual is only eligible for a single award each calendar year. However, an individual may receive the Fellow Honor in addition to any other award in the same year.
  • Membership requirements vary. Please check the award description page for details.
  • Activity directly related to supporting the merger was recognized in 2022 and is not encouraged going forward.