The Founding Presidents Award was inaugurated in 2008 to recognize excellence in the field of textile studies and to ensure that the finest new work is represented at the organization’s biennial symposium. The awards are named in honor of the five founding presidents – Peggy Gilfoy, Milton Sonday, Lotus Stack, Mattiebelle Gittinger and Louise W. Mackie. Candidates are nominated by the committee, based on preliminary review of their abstracts, and asked to submit their papers six weeks in advance of the symposium for final review. The nominees receive complimentary conference registration and the winning paper receives an additional monetary award. Click here to Donate to the Founding Presidents Award
This award is by nomination only.