APF Student Recognition Program

Students who do outstanding work deserve recognition for that work, and institutions that develop outstanding students also deserve recognition. That concept has led the Association of Professional Futurists to develop a competition that to recognize outstanding work by students in futures studies.

You can find more information about the competition guidelines here, and the universities involved here

Current winners are listed below. You can find details of previous winners by following the links in the menu.

2015 SRP Awards
The 2015 SRP winners were announced at the Annual Reception and Awards Presentations in San Francisco on July 25th 2015 Winners

2014 SRP Awards
The 2014 judges are: Ken Harris, Kaye Strong, Terry Grim, Verne Wheelwright, Wendy Schultz, Vahid  Motlagh, Barbara Bok, Jim Burke, Natalie Ambrose, Judy Leavitt, Josh Calder, Emily Empel, Timothy Balko, Zan Chandler, and Tricia  Lustig.  

The committee is led by chair Elizabeth Rudd, and chief judge Jim Mathews.

2014 Winners (for work undertaken in 2013, announced spring 2014)





Individual 1st

Images of the Future of Privacy

Matti Minkkinen

Turku School of Economics and FFA

Individual  2nd

Towards a New Social Economy

Melissa Daly-Buajitti


Individual  3rd


Essay on Colonizing the Future

Christopher Cerer

University of the Sunshine Coast





Graduate Team




Team 1st

Future of Broadcast

Jon Hoss, Karen Maxwell, Zahra Ebrahim, and Shannah Segal


Team 2nd

Future of Foreign Aid

Karen Oikonen, Lauren Snowball, Hilary Best and Jennifer Chan











Framework Forecast on Digital Storage

Benjamin Yu

University of



Scanning Report to Oil Search

Aaron Villa

Swinburne University of Technology





Alternative Format






Nóra Gáyer, Gábor Gombás, Máté Csíkvári, Ede Szarka

Corvinus University of Budapest


Future of Affluence (Nousopoly)

Adam Starkman, Mark Singh, Melissa Daly-Buajitti


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