Awards and Recognition

Each year the GSNZ presents a number of awards, and recognises members for their achievements and contribution to the geosciences.


In 2021, for the first time in our long history, our awards presentation took place online.  In case you were not able to be present a recording is available here.


A list of the 2021 Award winners can be found here


The Awards section of the website is currently being updated.

Congratulations to all our winners.


Whether you're a student or early career scientist looking for support for your research, or would like to see a colleague honoured please take the time to browse our awards.

All our awards are considered by our Awards Subcommittee.  Members of the Awards Subcommittee are not eligible for any of the awards or prizes under consideration and will ordinarily be chosen so as not to include any author of a paper under consideration. 

Awards are usually presented at our annual conference towards the end of each year.

Application and nomination forms
A full description and application/nomination criteria for all GSNZ awards can be found here.

Any questions about awards should be directed to the Society's Vice President who heads the Awards Subcommittee.

History of our awards and award winners
A brief history of our awards and details of current and past winners can be found here.


Other Awards
The Geoscience Society can nominate members for other awards such as those made by the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the Prime Ministers Science Awards.

Please contact the Secretary, should you wish to nominate a member.

Julie Palmer receives her Honorary Life Membership from GSNZ President Kat Holt, December 2021