Nutrition Society 80th Anniversary Awards

Published online: 19 January 2021

Nominations have now closed

As the Society celebrates its 80th anniversary year, a one-off award has been created to recognise members who have made a significant contribution and helped the Society achieve this milestone anniversary. 

The Trustees are looking to award a range of individuals who have actively contributed to the Society’s success.  This could be someone who has acted in a local, national or international capacity in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Supporting with administration, including journals or events
  • Supporting conferences, abstract reviews and chairing sessions
  • Acting within a regional group such as setting up an activity to support the Society on a local or regional level e.g. University Ambassadors, Section or Committee Members
  • Going the extra mile on projects within their area of volunteering for the Society.

Rising Stars

In addition to those who have been long term advocates of the Society, there will also be awards for ‘Rising Stars’. The ‘Rising Star’ category will acknowledge those with a maximum of 5 years postgraduate experience. Awardees should be individuals who have excelled during the early stages of their career and have positively impacted the wider nutrition community as well as the Society. 

Nomination criteria

The Trustees are accepting nominations for these special 80th Anniversary Awards based on the following criteria:

  • Should be, or has been, a member of the Society 
  • Live anywhere in the world, not just in the UK
  • Have volunteered over a period of at least 10 years (not necessarily continuous)
  • ‘Rising Star’ category should have contributed a maximum of 5 years (not necessarily continuous)

When considering nominees, the proposer should consider the following:

  • Their role
  • Their contribution – how does their work stand out or where did they go the extra mile?
  • Their achievements – have they changed things?
  • Sustained and selfless dedication 
  • Made a real difference to their field of work
  • Brought distinction to the Society and enhanced its reputation
  • Shown innovation and inspiration

Selection process and timelines

  • Calls for nominations will close 31 March 2021. 
  • The nominees will be shortlisted by an independent selection panel. 
  • The shortlist will be reviewed by Trustees on 26 April 2021.
  • Winners will be announced in the Society's Summer 2021 Membership Magazine, The Gazette
  • Winners will be presented with their award at a special awards event on 6 December 2021.

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