The Advancement of Knowledge Award is presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies. A work eligible for the 2012 award will have been published in calendar year 2010 or 2011. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member of CCCC and/or NCTE at the time of nomination. To nominate a publication for the award, the author, editor, publisher, or reader must be a CCCC and/or NCTE member. Nominations must be received by July 15, 2011, and must include a brief statement of the work's contribution to the profession (Note: You do not need to send copies of the nominated publication with the nomination.). Please send the statement of the publication's contribution to the CCCC Research Impact Award Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail to c/o CCCC, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096.