The Sidney Powers Memorial Award is given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to, or achievements in, petroleum geology. It is AAPG’s most distinguished award, and is made at such times as the Executive Committee may designate, but not more than once in any calendar year.
The Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award is given in recognition of outstanding and exceptional leadership in the petroleum geosciences. It is AAPG’s second most distinguished award, second to the Sidney Powers Memorial Award. No more than one award is to be given per year.
Honorary Member is bestowed upon persons who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology and to the Association. By Executive Committee action, this has been designated AAPG’s third most distinguished award. It is customary, but not mandatory, to make one or more awards each year.
The Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award is given in recognition of distinguished and out-standing achievement in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources, by members who have shown a consistent pattern of exploratory success, with an intended emphasis on recent discovery.
The Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award is given in recognition of a singular achievement in petroleum geoscience research. It is AAPG’s fifth highest award, ranking beneath Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award and above the Distinguished Service Award. Up to two awards can be given in any calendar year.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG.
The Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award is given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education. Only one award is to be given per year unless funding is approved by the Executive Committee when the award slate is approved. Contributions leading to consideration for this award will most often involve the teaching and counseling of students at the university level, and contributions to the education of the public, and management of educational programs may also be recognized.
The Harrison Schmitt Award may be created by the Executive Committee to recognize individuals or organizations that, for a variety of reasons, do not qualify for other Association honors or awards.
The Public Service Award is given to recognize contributions by members of the Association to public affairs and to encourage geologists to take a more active part in such affairs. Granting of this award in any year is discretionary.
The Pioneer Award is given to longstanding members who have contributed to the Association and who have made meaningful and significant contributions to the science of geology and have not received other awards but are deserving of recognition.
TheWallace E. Pratt Memorial Award is to honor and reward the author(s) of the best AAPG Bulletin article published each calendar year.
The Robert H. Dott, Sr. Memorial Award is to honor and reward the author/editor of the best Special Publication dealing with geology published by the Association.
The J. C. “Cam” Sproule Memorial Award is given to recognize and reward younger authors of papers applicable to petroleum geology.
The JohnW. Shelton Search and Discovery Award is given at the Annual Convention of the Association each year in recognition of the best contribution to the “Search and Discovery ” website in the past year.
The George C. Matson Memorial Award is given each year at the annual convention of the Association in recognition of the best AAPG paper presented the previous year at the annual convention.
The Jules Braunstein Memorial Award is given each year at the annual convention of the Association in recognition of the best poster session paper presented the previous year at the annual convention.
The Geosciences in the Media Award is given to a person in recognition of notable journalistic achievement in any medium which contributes to public understanding of geology, energy resources, or the technology of oil and gas exploration. Granting of this award in any year is discretionary. The award is a walnut plaque bearing the words, “For notable journalistic achievement in communications contributing to public understanding of geology.” The award was inaugurated in 1972 by Executive Committee action. In 2006 the name of the award was changed by Executive Committee action from the Journalism Award to the Geosciences in the Media Award.
The A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award recognizes the best paper presented at each AAPG Section meeting, with particular emphasis on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration. The award is made at the Section meetings for papers presented at the previous year’s meetings.
The Gabriel DengoMemorial Award is given each year at the Annual convention in recognition of the best AAPG paper presented at the previous year’s International conference.
The Ziad Beydoun Memorial Award is given each year at the annual convention in recognition of the best AAPG poster session paper presented at the previous year’s International conference.
The L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal is given in recognition for extraordinary philanthropy and service directed to advance the mission of the AAPG Foundation. The Foundation award honors the late L. Austin Weeks, whose philanthropic legacy set an exemplary standard.
The AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award is given to recognize persons who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation, and also to call attention to the role and value of the Foundation.
The Teacher of the Year Award is given to a K-12 teacher for "Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences." Nominations are submitted by AAPG Affiliated Societies and Sections, with the final selection made by a subcommittee of the AAPG Youth Education Activities Committee. Funded by the AAPG Foundation, the winning teacher's school is given $2,500 for the teacher's use in the classroom, and the teacher also receives $2,500 cash, plus an expense paid trip to the next AAPG Annual Meeting to receive the award.
STUDENT PAPER AWARDS
The Best Student Oral Presentation Award is given each year at the Annual Convention of the Association in recognition of the best student paper presented at the current annual convention.
The Best Student Poster Award is given each year at the Annual Convention of the Association in recognition of the best student poster presented at the current annual convention.
The Carlos Walter M. Campos Memorial Award for Best International Student Paper is given each year in recognition of the best AAPG international student paper presented at the international conventions.
The Ozan Sungurlu Memorial Award for Best International Student Poster is given each year in recognition of the best AAPG international student poster presented at the international conventions.