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Professional Excellence

Technical Paper Awards (3)

Professional Excellence

Technical Paper Awards (3)

These awards recognise technical excellence in published papers.

The Best Paper Prize

This prize (first awarded in 2011), may be presented to a resources sector professional who has prepared and published a technical paper through an AusIMM conference during the year.

To be eligible, the paper must have been;

  • presented at an AusIMM Conference
  • peer reviewed

AusIMM membership preferred.

The Conference Committee for each AusIMM Conference will select the best three papers to be nominated.

The Committee may choose the nominated papers directly and/or poll attendees.

The paper will be reviewed by the Paper Review Panel of at least three AusIMM members (of whom at least two are Fellow or Member grade members).

The GB O’Malley Medal

This award was created in 1987 in honour of GB O’Malley, a long-standing AusIMM member dedicated to the development of resources sector education. The award recognises the best peer-reviewed paper prepared by one or more students as lead authors.

 

To be eligible, the paper must have been;

  • Published in any peer-reviewed journal or published through peer-reviewed conference proceedings
  • Must provide novel insights into an area of relevance to the minerals industry 

Non-members are welcome.

Any student supervisor may nominate their student’s paper.

Nominations are to be made through the completion of the online nomination form.

The paper will be reviewed by the Paper Review Panel of at least three AusIMM members (of whom at least two are Fellow or Member grade members).

The AusIMM Student Paper Prize

This was initiated in 2022 in recognition that postgraduate and undergraduate papers required separate consideration.

To be eligible;

  • Must be a final year (four-year undergraduate course) or honours year (three-year undergraduate course) dissertation or thesis etc
  • Papers must be complete documents, not posters or PowerPoint presentations etc.
  • Must provide insights into an area of relevance to the minerals industry

AusIMM membership preferred.

The student's supervisor must nominate the paper for consideration within a year of its submission.

Only one nomination per course or discipline per institution per year.

Nominations are to be made through the completion of the online nomination form.

The paper will be reviewed by the Paper Review Panel of at least three AusIMM members (of whom at least two are Fellow or Member grade members).

Related awards

Awards recognise professional excellence and leadership.

Professional Excellence Awards

These awards recognise professional excellence demonstrated by any resources
sector professional (individual or group) for significant contributions to the
development and/or application of professional knowledge and practice and/or
leadership.

New Profesisonal Award

The New Professional Award recognises the contribution by a new professional to
the resources sector through operational, academic, service or other notable
achievement. It was first awarded in 2004.

Technical Paper Awards (3)

These awards recognise technical excellence in published papers.

2023 Awards nominations now open

Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members.

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