To recognize outstanding papers presented at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Prize: The award consists of a certificate laminated in a plaque (one for each author) and a cash award in the amount of $1,000 made payable to the lead author of the winning paper. Funding: The cash award will be funded by an endowment jointly provided by the Control System Society and Roberto Tempo's family, and managed by the IEEE Foundation. The plaques will be funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society. Presentation: At most one (1) award is presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS. Basis for Judgement: Originality, potential impact on any aspect of control theory, technology, or implementation, and the clarity of writing. Eligibility: Authors of papers presented at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control the year before the presentation of the award. Nomination Details: A nomination letter describing the excellence of the nominated paper should be submitted on the IEEE CSS Awards nomination system, http://awards.paperplaza.net/ by May 15 of the year following the presentation of the paper at the conference. The first award will be presented in December 2019 for papers presented in the 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.