Nominations are open for the 2019 AMEC Awards

27 August 2019

Each year the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) presents a number of prestigious industry awards to recognise the outstanding contributors to the mineral exploration and mining industry, and this year another award will be added. 

Nominations for the 2019 AMEC Prospector, Environment and Media awards have opened, along with a new award category, The AMEC Community Contribution Award. 

“The AMEC Community Contribution Award reflects the increasing importance of partnerships between mineral exploration and mining companies and the communities they operate in.  It is intended to recognise companies who are collaborating with the community in emerging and established partnerships to provide sustainable and enduring benefits to communities,” says Warren Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies. 

The prestigious AMEC Prospector Award is for individual endeavour in the field of mineral exploration. The award is made in recognition of the discovery itself, as well as those that discovered it.  

“Exploration is a team effort, which is why the criteria for the prospector award has been altered this year to recognise and highlight the team work that sits behind a mineral discovery.”

“The AMEC Environment Award reflects the increasing importance of managing environmental impacts of mineral mining and exploration projects. It is made to a company that goes above and beyond in their management of environmental impacts or is developing innovative methods to achieve better long term environmental outcomes.” 

The AMEC Media Awards have been running since 1985 and recognise excellence in journalism covering the Australian mineral exploration and mining industry. There are two Media Award categories – Electronic/Online and Print. 

“Telling our story is critical to ensuring our industry continues to build a relationship with the public, the Media Award entries are judged on clarity, relevance, quality of research, level of impact on industry stakeholders and overall benefit to the industry.”

“We encourage all that are eligible for all AMEC awards to apply, it is important that we recognise and celebrate the brilliant work that is happening in and for our industry,” said Mr Pearce. 

Nominations close at 5.00pm Friday 27 September 2019.

CLICK HERE for more information on eligibility, selection criteria and how to nominate. 

All award winners will be announced at the AMEC Awards Dinner held on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park, Western Australia.