Awards and nominations

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As per the longstanding practice of the SGTSG, the Executive Committee are calling for nominations of SGTSG members to be considered for the award of the Bruce Hobbs and Chris Powell medals, for outstanding contributions to structural geology or tectonics. These medals will be presented at the next Field Conference on King Island in February 2022 should meritorious candidates be nominated and selected by the Executive Committee. The choice of recipient is at the sole discretion of the SGTSG Executive Committee, who also reserve the right to not to make an award

Please send nominations to sgtsg2022tas@gmail.com

Nominations due 17 January 2022

Bruce Hobbs Medal

This medal may be awarded at each regular field conference of the SGTSG for excellent contributions to structural geology or tectonics. Contributions may relate to any aspect of structural geology or tectonics, including, but not limited to, field-based structural analyses, microstructural studies, experimental work, computer and analogue modelling of deformation, and regional structural/tectonic syntheses. Nominees must be current members of the SGTSG. Any member may nominate another member for consideration by a written submission, which may be used as a basis for citation. Nominations will be assessed on the quality of scientific contribution rather than the age or experience of nominees. Nominations should include a precis of the main career contributions of the nominee in the form of a PDF of maximum 2 pages, signed by the nominator.

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Chris Powell Medal

This medal may be awarded at each regular field conference of the SGTSG for an outstanding research paper arising from postgraduate research on some aspect of structural geology or tectonics. The paper must be published at the time of nomination, the research it describes must have been undertaken as part of a postgraduate research degree (Honours, Masters or PhD), and the nominee must either still be a postgraduate student, or have completed their postgraduate degree no more than three years before the closing date for nominations. The nominee must be first author of the paper and must be responsible for a substantial portion of the content. Nominees must be current members of the SGTSG. Nominations should be made by a supervisor of the research project or other appropriate person. Nominations should include a copy of the paper, an explanation of why the paper is deserving of the award, and a statement outlining the nominee's contribution in cases of multiple authorship. Nominations should take the form of a PDF of maximum 2 pages, signed by the nominator, plus an appended copy of the research paper.

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