The ACerS Board of Directors recently approved a change to the Purdy award rules to allow more time to identify the impact of candidate papers. Effective immediately, the award for the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature will be made for a paper published in the calendar year TWO years, rather than one year, prior to the selection. A new procedure was also designed to effectively search the expansive literature. This means that in 2014, the award committee will consider articles published in 2012 rather than 2013. Submit nominations by January 15th for the most valuable contribution published in 2012. This year’s winning article “Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides,” is excluded from consideration.