The primary aim of this award is to encourage active and meaningful participation in the running of the GSSA. It is not made in recognition of research but rather for contributions to the development of the Society.
The recipient must have contributed significantly to the development of the Society over extended period of time.
The GSSA must have benefited from such contribution in some manner, (i.e. an inactive Council member serving on the Council for more than five years does not qualify).
Signed nominations must be submitted in writing together with a motivation to the Honorary Secretary (as per Constitution).
Decisions regarding this award are made by secret ballot at a Council meeting and require a two thirds majority.
It is not mandatory for this award to be made at each Congress.