Louisa Anne Meredith Medal
In 2023, the Royal Society of Tasmania established the Louisa Anne Meredith Medal to be awarded every four years to a person who excels in the field of arts or humanities or both, with outstanding contributions evidenced by creative outputs. The Medal honours Louisa Anne Meredith’s contributions to the areas of natural history art, scientific art, literature, history and to the Royal Society of Tasmania.
Conditions of the Award
- The recipient shall be a person who excels in the field of arts or humanities or both, with outstanding contributions evidenced by creative outputs. The Honours Committee retains the right to exercise discretion in the application of this condition.
- The medal is to be awarded every four years. Unsuccessful nominees are welcome to apply at future rounds. If the medal is not awarded in one particular round, then the medal will be re-advertised in the following year.
- After the conferring of the Award, the recipient may be invited to address the Society by delivering the “Louisa Anne Meredith Lecture”.
Louisa Anne Meredith Medal nomination guidelines
- On the first page of the nomination, give: (1) the name of the medal; (2) the name of the nominee, contact address and other contact details; and (3) the name of the nominator, contact address and other contact details.
- No self-nominations are allowed.
- On the second page, provide a concise description of the nominee’s achievements relevant to the Louisa Anne Meredith Medal in plain language. The nominee’s exceptional contributions to the arts and humanities should be clearly stated.
- Provide the nominee’s curriculum vitae in full. It should include the nominee’s education and employment history, and a list of published/unpublished works and/or creative outputs (for example, artworks, art catalogues, curated events, exhibitions). The nominee should highlight the most significant outputs relevant to the award with an asterisk.
- The Honours Committee has limited ability to seek additional information and therefore depends entirely on the nomination document to assess the nominee’s suitability.
- The nomination should be submitted by email as a single pdf file to the Honorary Secretary of the Society at email@example.com by 31 August. Please write “Louisa Anne Meredith Medal Nomination” in the subject line.
All matters pertaining to the Society awards and the Honours Committee deliberations are confidential. The Honours Committee recommendations must be ratified by Council and all nominators must be informed of the outcome before public announcement of award winners.