Reviewers click on a button in the Scholar One site that reads, “I recommend this paper for an award for best Paper.” Candidate papers are reviewed by the appropriate section editor of that paper’s section, who would submit the nomination for judgment to a Best Paper Award to Authors jury comprised of a total of seven members, including the chair of the panel. To obtain a balance of representation on the jury panel from each of the Journal’s sections, each Section Editor would be responsible for nominating a member from their community. The Section Editors will not be panel members; however, they should help in building a jury panel whereby all sections of the Journal are equally represented. The jury panel would then evaluate candidate papers using an award evaluation form. During a conference call, the jury panel will decide on the best Paper in the calendar year. The evaluation form should be used for discussion purposes only. The panel should use flexibility in judging papers and just not rely on “weightings” themselves. Only one award will be presented. The chair of the jury panel informs the Editorial Board chair. The Editorial Board chair informs the AOAC Awards Committee about the nomination. The awards committee proceeds with the logistics of award presentation.