Le Souef Memorial Award

The Entomological Society of Victoria invites your Society to nominate a suitable candidate for the Le Souef Memorial Award.

The purpose of the Award is to recognise the very substantial role played by amateurs in the development of knowledge of our insect fauna, this is to be interpreted in the broadest sense. The Award is to be made for contributions to entomology by amateurs in Australia. Such contributions may comprise published papers and notes, broadcasts, newspaper articles, talks to Societies and/or amateur groups, or may be less tangible, such as a substantial record of help to others or public relations involving entomology. No more than one award shall be made in each calendar year.

Nominations may be made at any time, by any individual or group of people, and should be submitted to the Secretary of the Society, by 30 September. Nominations received after the closing date may have to be deferred until the following year. A nomination will remain current for three successive calendar years or annual meetings of the Council, unless an award is made to that nominee, and additional information may be provided to supplement the nomination at any time during this period. Such shall not be considered to constitute a new application. After three years, a candidate may be nominated afresh. No person may receive the award more than once in a ten year period.

Income from a Trust Fund finances the Award and, currently, it comprises books or entomological equipment (of the winner’s choosing) to the value of $250.

Content of the Nomination

A nomination should give the Committee sufficient information to assess the nominee’s worthiness for receipt of the Award. It should include:

a) The name and full postal address of both nominee and nominator.

b) A clear statement of the grounds on which the nomination is being made. (i) the period over which the contribution has been made
(ii) the details of the contribution, lists of publications (etc.)
(iii) comments on allied activities such as involvement in naturalist or conservation groups and help to other entomologists, collections made (etc.) and
(iv) a declaration that these activities have been made in an amateur capacity. Copies of publications (on loan) could be useful.

c) A brief resume/curriculum vitae of the candidate.

d) The names, contact addresses and telephone numbers of at least two (2) referees not involved in the nomination.

Any additional enquiries and Nominations should be sent to:

Secretary