Best Paper

The Best Paper Award, established in 2005, recognizes outstanding scholarship and presentation of a paper at an International Congress of Vexillology. The recipient is selected by a panel appointed by the FIAV Board consisting, if possible, of a representative of the Congress organizer(s), flag manufacturers, and vexillologists, and receives a certificate signed by the Board and a pewter tray. The Best Paper Award is graciously sponsored by the North American Vexillological Association-Association nord-américaine de vexillologie.

Ralph D. Kelly

“Caudillos, Coups, Constitutions and Changes: An Analysis of Flag Changes in Latin America”

August 5, 2005
Emil Dreyer

“Flags of the Pope’s Swiss Guard Since 1798”

August 10, 2007
Akira Kumagai

“Flags of Higher Schools in Imperial Japan 1894-1950”

July 17, 2009
Patrice de la Condamine

“Les Drapeaux des Langues Construites “

August 5, 2011
Art Néss Proaño Gaibor-de Vries

“Hidden History behind the Colorants of Banners”

August 9, 2013
Anne M. Platoff

“Old Flags, New Meanings”
(paper co-authored by Steven A. Knowlton)

September 4, 2015