Awards Made by the Society.


The John Lewis Awards

The John Lewis Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is awarded for noteworthy Geographical achievements in Exploration, Research or Literary Work undertaken while the nominee is resident in Australasia. Written nominations for the award of the John Lewis Gold Medal are always sought – nominations to the Society Secretary admin@rgssa.org.au

The John Lewis Silver Medal

The Silver Medal is to be available to a student, from each of the Department of Geographical and Environmental Studies at Adelaide University and the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders University who has made a significant theoretical or empirical contribution to geography through the completion of a Masters degree or a PhD.

The medals will be available annually provided that there are students of sufficient merit. The two Departments will each be invited to submit a suitable thesis by a student whose examiners' reports are formally accepted in each calendar year.

The John Lewis Bronze Medal

The recipient is selected by SSABSA as the top student in Geography P, the publicly examined subject.  The recipient receives the medal and one year’s membership to the Society.

The Flinders University Undergraduate John Lewis Prizes

First Year Geography      The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a certificate, $130 and a one year membership to the Society.

Second Year Geography    The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a Certificate and a two year free membership to the Society.

Third Year Geography        The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a Certificate and a two year membership to the Society.

The Adelaide University Undergraduate Prizes

First Year Geography - The John Lewis Prize        The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a certificate, $130 and a one year membership to the Society.

Second Year Geography - The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Prize  
The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a Certificate and a two year free membership to the Society.

Third Year Geography - The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Prize  
The recipient is selected by the University, and receives a Certificate and a two year membership to the Society.

The G W Symes Bequest

 The G W Symes Award may be in the form of certificates, cash prizes, trophies or financial assistance and is to be made for research into the history of South Australia and the Northern Territory as it affects the history of South Australia .

The Centenary Silver Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

The Centenary Silver Medal shall be awarded a past or present member of the society in recognition of outstanding service to the Society as evidenced by long and active service on the Council and / Committees of the Society or by significant contributions to the varied activities of the Society.  Medal recipients are listed under the Membership sub-menu heading.

For any queries or to nominate a person for an award, 'phone or fax the Society on:  (61) 08 082077265


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