Awards and Honours

S+SNZ Awards

We celebrate professional excellence with annual S+SNZ Awards and the Awards of Excellence at Gold, Silver or Merit level.

The awards are to:

  • celebrate excellence and innovation in surveying and spatial professions
  • give recognition to the achievements of members
  • provide a medium for informing others of the achievements of members
  • promote the work of members and the role of the surveyor
  • raise the profile of the professions, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Each year the following are awarded to honour members personal achievements.

FELLOWSHIPS
The distinction and honour of Fellow is conferred by S+SNZ on induviduals who have rendered eminent service and been nominated by two or more members. Download the nomination form

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
The award of Honorary status is conferred on individuals by the Council for significant service to S+SNZ or for being prominent in a filed of science or in pusuits aligned to S+SNZ. Download the nomination form

McRAE AWARD
This award recognises individual effort for the good and benefit of S+SNZ or its members. It recognises individual effort by a member for the good and benefit of the Institute or its members. Established in 1999, the award may be made as and when appropriate to any member who in the opinion of Council, has given good service to S+SNZ or its members. Nominations may be made by any member of the Institute. Download the nomination form

BOGLE YOUNG SURVEYOR OF THE YEAR
This award recognises outstanding services given by a young surveyor. The award purpose is to perpetuate recognition of the outstanding services given and contributions made to the survey profession by Archibald Hugh Bogle, CBE, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, Councillor, President, Editor of the Journal and Member of the Survey Board. The award was created in 1969. The award may be made annually to any member of S+SNZ and who is not more than 35 years of age on 31 May of the year in which they are nominated and who has, in the opinion of the Council, made a significant contribution to the profession of surveying. Download the nomination form

TECHNICIAN AWARD
Significant contribution to S+SNZ and the profession. The purpose is to recognise the value of the work carried out by technicians within the profession of surveying. The award,was established in 1988 and may be made annually to any technically trained member who has made a significant contribution to surveying and/or to the S+SNZ and who, in the opinion of the Council, is worthy of the award. Download the nomination form

FULTON BEQUESTS
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. Download the nomination form

PROFESSIONAL EXAM AWARDS

STATE SECTOR GROUP AWARD
Awarded annually to the highest placed candidate in the Cadastral Law examination conducted by the Survey and Spatial NZ. The award was established at the suggestion of the State Sector Group following its dissolution in January 1998 and is intended to acknowledge academic excellence.

PERCY DYETT AWARD
Recognises the best land development engineering candidate in the Professional Entrance Examinations. The award was established from a legacy from the estate of Henry Lewis Percy Dyett, Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Member of the Survey Board for 23 years from 1942 - 1965. It is intended to encourage a greater interest and all-round knowledge of engineering and to encourage candidates to professionally present themselves and their project to the S+SNZ Admissions Panel. It is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the S+SNZ Admissions Panel, to the best overall Land Development Engineering candidate in the Professional Entrance Examinations.

MAURICE CROMPTON-SMITH AWARD
Recognises the best set of projects for a Certificate of Competency. The purpose of the award is to perpetuate the memory of Maurice Crompton-Smith (1865-1953), Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, Editor of the Journal and Secretary of the Survey Board. It is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the S+SNZ Admissions Panel, to the candidate submitting the best set of projects for a Certificate of Competency, which in concept, content and presentation are deemed by the Admissions Panel to be worthy of the award.

  •  Lists of awards and recipients (includes Presidents, Honorary Members, S+SNZ Awards, Fellows, FIG correspondents, Bursaries and Award of Excellence Recipients)
  • Download the nomination forms below.

Cadastral Survey of the Year Award

The Cadastral Survey of the Year Award recognises the outstanding cadastral surveys that have been carried out by cadastral surveyors.


New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA)

S+SNZ is a founding partner of NZSEA - a joint venture between the spatial profession, business and government. The awards are open to all sectors, disciplines and communities that make up the spatial industry. They recognise the best, the high achievers, and the contributors who set the benchmarks that others will follow - becoming the role models for the next generation of our profession. Find out more: www.nzsea.org


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