The Institution of Surveyors NSW considers it imperative that it promotes surveying excellence and the contribution surveying makes to the economy and community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of surveying, and conspicuous service to the profession.
The John Haydon Cardew Prize is made to the author of a paper which, in the opinion of the Committee, is of great value to the surveying profession and reflects special credit on the contributor either on account of originality or any special circumstances connected with the author or the paper submitted. Papers may be submitted for the award from those presented at a general meeting of the Institution or one of its Groups, submitted to the annual Excellence Awards, or published in either 'Azimuth' or a professional surveying publication, and the competition is open to all members and students of the Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc.
The James Kirkwood Curdie Prize is made for a meritorious paper by a member of the Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc. that has been presented at a General Meeting of the Institution or one of its Groups; or a professional Congress or seminar, or published in either 'Azimuth' or a professional surveying publication, on any aspect of land or resource planning, development, management or use.
The Halloran Fund is not a specific prize fund, but it can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, prizes have been awarded from this Fund in recognition of services to the profession in a particular sphere.
Elegibile persons are Fellows of The Institution of Surveyors NSW or a distinguished person (non-member). From their position they will have, or are rendering conspicuous service to the Institution in carrying out its aims, or are pre-eminent in the science of surveying, or whom the Committee wishes to honour for conspicuous service or in recognition of an outstanding achievement.
The highlight of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences professional calendar in NSW is the Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information Awards. The gala event is the night of nights for members of the Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc and The Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW. A distinguished panel, including members of The Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc. The Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW and guest judges, work closely to find outstanding achievements in the Surveying and Spatial Information sectors.
The Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc and The Association of Consulting_Surveyors_NSW congratulate all those that reach these awards.
The Sir Thomas Mitchell Award is the highest award for Surveying or Spatial Information conferred by The Institution of Surveyors NSW and The Association of Consulting_Surveyors_NSW.
The award is inspired by the achievements of the most well known Surveyor General of NSW, who was responsible for the placement of roads, bridges and towns, and led four expeditions of exploration and carried out most of the surveys of eastern Australia.
The New South Wales Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information Awards acknowledge excellence by surveyors and spatial scientists in New South Wales. They raise awareness within the community as to the wide range of activities with which the surveying and spatial information profession is involved.
The New South Wales Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information judges confer individual awards, such as NSW Professional of the Year, NSW Young Professional of the Year, University Student Project of the Year , TAFE Student of the Year and Journalist of the Year Award. They aim to attract young people into our profession by promoting its diversity and the variety of career opportunities that are available. They honour individual achievers within the profession.