This award was incorporated into the GSNZ with the merger of the Geoscience Society of NZ with the NZ Geochemical and Mineralogical Society in 2012. Best Paper - Marcus Richards (Otago), runners-up Tom Robertson (Waikato) & Ermanno Brosch (Massey). Merit Poster: Tariq Rahiman (Canterbury), Tracey Bear (Waikato) Best Oral: Matt Boyd (Auckland).
As part of the merger, funds were contributed by NZGe MS to the GSNZ Awards Trust to form a separate account (the NZGe MS Geochemistry Fund) from which the prize money for the Werner F Giggenbach Prize and other geochemistry prizes could be drawn. Best Poster - Stephanie Gates (Canterbury), runners-up Sneha Suresh (Auckland) & Brooke Waterson (Auckland). Best Paper - Joint winners: Chris Tulley (Otago), Adam Thomas (Victoria) and Rebecca Parker (Otago)Best Poster - Winner: Christine Mc Lachlan (Otago). Merit Oral: Erin Newton (Otago), Jennifer Eccles (Auckland) Best Poster: Austin Hendy & Adam Vonk (Waikato).
The award shall be made to the outstanding New Zealand earth science technician of that year, with the qualification that no person shall be eligible to receive the award more than once.
Eligibility shall be restricted to technicians employed in New Zealand in the field of earth sciences who have been employed in that field for at least 2 years, who have shown marked ability in their field of employment and who have made a notable contribution to the work of their institution, field team, etc.
The closing date for nominations is generally mid September.Rules and guidelines for the S H Wilson Prize can be accessed here and the application template here. In Fraser R., International symposium on the oceanography of the South Pacific: Wellington 1972. Paleoenvironmental evolution of major ocean/climate systems in the southwestern Pacific. Merit Posters: Naomi Matthews (Canterbury) and Rose Turnbull (Canterbury) Best Oral: Ruth Wightman (Victoria).Some information about Stuart Wilson is included here. High resolution seismic data and seismic stratigraphy methods to characterise complex and poorly understood submarine canyon processes. Merit Oral: Rachel Crimp (Massey), Samuel Marx (U Queensland), Cathy Joanne (U Nice, France) Best Poster: Jeremy Cole-Baker (Waikato).The first award, as a combined society, was offered in 2013. Changes in the direction of sea floor spreading in the South-west Pacific. Best Posters - Winner: Lisa Pearson, University of Waikato "Sediments of Lake Rotorua".As part of the merger, funds were contributed by NZGe MS to the GSNZ Awards Trust to form a separate account (the NZGe MS Geochemistry Fund) from which funding to support the SH Wilson Prize and other geochemistry prizes could be drawn. Magnetic measurements in the Macquarie Ridge region. Merit: Jesse Robertson, U Otago "Alpine Fault mylonites" and Martin Schiller, VUW "26Al-26Mg isotopic dating". Merit Talks: Vasso Mouslopoulou (VUW) and Kate Wilson (VUW) Best Poster: Anke Zernack (Massey).The topic should be of interest to both professional and amateur audiences.