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Programs
The Nomination and Selection Process (Updated in 2020)

1. The ISCS accepts nominations from the Nomination Committee.

2. Each member of the Nomination Committee may submit no more than three nominations for outstanding original works and no more than three  nominations for outstanding translation works, and briefly indicate the reasons for their nominations. Each member may nominate no more than one  of their own original works and no more than one of their translation works. 

3. The ISCS prepares a list of candidates. Each member of the Nomination Committee may vote for no more than five outstanding original works and no more than five outstanding translation works from this list. Each member may vote for no more than one  of their own original works and no more than one  of their translation works. 

4. Based on the results of the voting, the ISCS then draws up a shortlist of top six most voted outstanding original works and top six most voted outstanding translation works (or more than six, in cases where two or more candidates receive the same number of votes).

5. The candidates on the shortlist are then considered by the members of the Selection Committee. By anonymous voting, they review and choose the winner of each award through a majority vote. 

6. In the case where a juror's work is shortlisted for any of the two awards, this juror has to abstain from participating in the entire selection process for that particular award. Should the Selection Committee consist of less than five members as a result, the ISCS will invite other expert scholars to join the Selection Committee. 

7. If the first round of voting by the members of the Selection Committee fails to select decisively the winner of each award through a majority vote, a second round (and further rounds if necessary) of voting will be conducted, but this time only from among the most voted candidates. 

8. Finally, the ISCS announces the results together with the chairperson of the Selection Committee, and inform the respective award winners, their affiliated institutions, as well as the publishing houses concerned.