AME Awards pay tribute to the remarkable achievements, contributions and innovation of individuals and teams by showcasing the impact of their leadership on the mineral exploration and development industry.
The AME Awards are named in honour of eminent persons recognized for their distinguished service, leadership and contributions and recognize excellence in geoscience, prospecting, financing, social and environmental responsibility, health and safety, innovation and outstanding service to AME and the mineral exploration and development community. The AME Awards are presented at AME’s annual Celebration of Excellence Gala.
Nominations for 2023 are now open and will be accepted until Friday, September 29.Award nomination process
Your nomination letter should be brief and provide the AME Awards Committee with specific information detailing how the contributions of the individual or company match the award criteria.
Keep it short (half- to one page, bullet points OK) and avoid describing their work history unless it directly relates to the award criteria.
Describe in plain language the achievements of the nominee(s), as they relate to the specific award. Include examples of innovation, leadership, teamwork and challenges that were overcome.
Before you submit the nomination, make sure you have:
- Your nomination letter
- Name and contact details for the nominee(s)
- Name and contact information for at least two supporters
You must be an AME member, or a member of an associated exploration and/or mining association, to nominate an individual or company for an AME Award. Submit your nomination here.
Supporters of the nomination will be sent your nomination letter and asked to confirm that they support the nominee(s) and if they would like to add any information.
Award evaluation and decision process
AME Award nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Awards Committee, a diverse group of industry representatives.
During their review, equal importance is placed on the nominee(s) meeting the specific criteria for each award (What did they do?), alignment with AME’s purpose and guiding principles (How did they do it?) and the positive impact of their achievement on the exploration and development industry (What was the impact?).
The Awards committee uses a nomination summary and evaluation matrix specific to each award to aid in the transparency of decision-making.
The Awards committee’s recommendations are reviewed and approved by the AME Board of Directors.