IOM3 Awards & Prizes

Celebrating distinguished achievement and contribution to our profession

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IOM3 presents a range of Awards, Medals and Prizes to recognise personal achievement, for published work and for contributions to the Institute, knowledge, outreach and profession. 

The awards are in various categories, for individuals at different career stages, organisations, IOM3 members and non-members. The annual awards are presented at special occasions throughout the year, and some of our award winners deliver lectures to which all members are invited. Award nominations for the bulk of our awards open for entry in late autumn, with a deadline of the end of January and the winners are normally announced in May. The searchable list of awards shows which awards are currently open for nominations.


2024 winners announced

Congratulations to the winners for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes.


IOM3 Awards & Prizes are grouped in the categories below. Follow the links for full details of the awards in each category.

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Personal Achievement Awards

Recognition for personal achievement of individuals or organisations across all disciplines and career stages.

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Publication Awards

For publications or groups of papers, published in relevant IOM3 journals.

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Local Society Awards

Recognising contribution to an Affiliated Local Society.

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Student & Apprentice Awards

Awarded to IOM3 members that have recently completed a qualification or apprenticeship in a materials, minerals or mining related field.

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Other Awards

Awards from other bodies involving IOM3.


Awards archive

Details of past IOM3 Award & Prizes winners.