as the Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize, in 1993 it was renamed the American Bureau of Shipping—Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize by action of the Executive Committee and will henceforth be sponsored by the American Bureau of Shipping. The award of the prize will be for the "best paper contributed to the Annual Meeting and appearing in SNAME's Transactions". The title of the prize is "American Bureau of Shipping — Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize." The prize consists of an engrossed, illuminated, and suitably framed certificate. Eligibility for the prize need not be limited to membership in SNAME. In the case of co-authors, each receives an award. The selection of the nominee for the prize shall be made by the Awards Committee of SNAME. The Awards Committee will consult the Papers Committee. The nomination will require a two-thirds vote of the Awards Committee. Announcement and notification of the award will be made upon approval of the Awards Committee. The prize will be presented with suitable ceremonies at such time as the President of the Society may arrange. The prize may be awarded annually but not more often.