This award was established from a legacy from the estate of James Edward Fulton (1854- 1928) who was a foundation member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and who served as a Councillor, Vice-President and President.
Class A.1. is awarded to a member for outstanding service to S+SNZ or to the profession of surveying.
Class A.2. is awarded to a member who has written a paper of sufficient merit on a subject of professional or technical interest to members of the profession of surveying.
Class B.1. is awarded to a B.Surv graduate from the University of Otago who has been awarded the degree with distinction or credit and who, on the recommendation of the S+SNZ Admissions Panel and in the opinion of the assessors, is deemed worthy of the award.
Class B.2. is awarded to a student member or associate who has written a paper or thesis of sufficient merit on some aspect of surveying.