Award Details

Award Name

Simplification Award

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Faculty
  • Bar & Bench
Award Sponsor

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Papers should propose a way to simplify an aspect or specific statute/regulatory provision of employee benefits law and be 15 or fewer pages. Identifying information is prohibited in the paper's text or metadata. Submissions will be primarily judges on the suggested simplification's effectiveness and efficiency.

  • DEADLINE: Submissions for the Fourth Annual ACEBC® Simplification Award must be received no later than Midnight, Eastern Time on May 31, 2022. It is anticipated that the winner of the Prize will be notified by July 31, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
  • PROCESS FOR MAKING SUBMISSION: Participants are strongly encouraged to use the Simplification Award Application Template in preparing their submissions. Papers must be submitted as email attachments to and should be submitted as Word documents. No information identifying the author or the author’s professional affiliation should be included in the text, the footnotes, or the filename. The author’s name, professional affiliation, email address, mailing address, and telephone number should be provided in the cover email message.

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 10000

First Place