The recipient of the George C. Matson Memorial Award is not required to be an AAPG Member. Selection of the winning paper is made only from among papers presented in AAPG Technical Sessions and AAPG Joint Technical Sessions at the annual meeting. Since a significant part of the scoring is based on quality of presentation, only the individual presenting the paper receives the award.
Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates
The Matson Award Committee is an integral part of the AAPG Convention Committee structure, and its Chairman is appointed by the Convention General Chairman.
The Matson Award Committee Chairman chooses a group of judges who select the winning paper according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation.
The Committee’s decision is conveyed by the Chairman to the Convention General Chairman as soon as possible following the convention. The General Chairman then informs the President of the Association who notifies the winner.
Description of Award
The name of each recipient is engraved on the beautiful, large silver Matson Cup, which is retained at AAPG Headquarters. The recipient is given a plaque on which an engraved miniature replica of the silver cup is displayed. Co-authors will receive a certificate.
This award was established in 1957.
Funding for the award is provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund through a generous contribution of the Matson family as a lasting memorial to George C. Matson.