Each year, CG&A gives the following awards:

Best Paper Award

The goal of the best award is to acknowledge and reward the best article published in the previous year. All papers published as regular (full) manuscripts in the previous year of the award are eligible for consideration for the best paper award. Manuscripts submitted in themed special issue/sections are also eligible, but not those related to a specific conference. The best paper award selection is managed by the Associate Editor-in-Chief (EiC) who suggests a best paper award committee of 2 – 4 members. The best paper award committee consists of members from the current associate editors and/or the editorial board. Normally, the committee solicits nominations from the editorial board, guest editors, and possibly other readers, and will evaluate a minimum of 3 articles. The committee then makes recommendations to the EiC up to two, unranked, award candidate manuscripts. Evaluation criteria must reflect the technical nature of the best paper award to include novelty, number of downloads, citations, and impact. Each author of a best paper award will be provided by the IEEE Computer Society with a certificate/plaque. The award is named “[YEAR] Best Paper Award for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications”. 

Best Associate Editor Award

Best Associate Editor (AE) Awards are given to current or recently retired AEs whose duties cover all or part of a given year. Up to two awards are handed out each year. The Associate Editors-in-Chief of regular articles and special issues would nominate Best AE Award candidates to the Editor-in-Chief, who will make the final pick(s). The nomination will be based mainly on workload, timeliness of article handling, conflict resolution, review quality (if applicable), as well as other valued qualities of being an AE for a major IEEE periodical. 

Best Reviewer Award

Best Reviewer Awards are given to reviewers, other than AEs, who reviewed at least one regular or special-issue article in a given year. Up to two awards are handed out each year. The Associate Editors-in-Chief of regular articles and special issues would nominate Best Reviewer Award candidates to the Editor-in-Chief, who will make the final pick(s). Normally, the nominations are first solicited from the current AEs, based on workload, timeliness of reviews, review quality, as well as other valued qualities of being a reviewer for a major IEEE periodical.