The award is open to all those who are not professionally employed within palaeontology but who have made an outstanding contribution to the subject. Such contributions may range from the compilation of fossil collections, and their care and conservation, to published studies in recognised journals.
Nominations are invited by 31st March each year.
The award comprises a cash prize plus a framed scroll and is normally presented at the Annual Dinner, although on request of the awardee the presentation can be made at another location and time.
Full list of previous recipients can be viewed here: Medal and Award Winners
How to Nominate
The candidate must be nominated by one or more members of the Association and must comprise a short statement (up to one page of A4) outlining the candidate's principal achievements, compiled into a PDF file of less than 10 MB. This file must be uploaded by the 31st March to the PalAss website, using the link at the bottom of this page. Nominations will be considered by Council at its May meeting and awardees will be invited to a ceremony at the Annual Meeting in December, although the award may be presented at another time and place on request of the awardee. Awards will also be announced in the Newsletter, on the Association website and through social media. Council reserves the right to not make an award in any year.
31st March at 23:59 GMT