We award annual prizes to outstanding students across a range of our programs and courses.

For more information about these prizes, email us.

Professor Ian Gardner Prize in Occupational Health

This prize was established in 2015 through a $5000 donation from Professor Ian Gardner.

Environmental Institute of Australia & New Zealand Prize for Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development)

This prize was established in 2012 and is maintained by an annual donation from the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand for a period of three years.

Peter Wood Memorial Prize in Planning

This prize was established in 1997 and is maintained by a gift of $10,000 from the estate of the late Dr Peter Wood, in accordance with the wishes of his children.

Awarded by the Head of School, the $500 prize is given to a graduating international student in the Master of Development Practice program in the field of development planning with the highest GPA in 8 units within the field of development planning.

Consideration is given to the candidate‘s achievement in terms of their effort throughout the program, the overcoming of any obstacles to study or performance, and the candidate‘s GPA.

Planning Institute of Australia (Queensland Division) Prizes

This prize was established in 1977, and since 1986 has included a number of external prizes which were formalised in 1996. It is maintained by an annual gift of $500 from the Royal Australian Planning Institute, Queensland Division.

Prizes include:

  • Best First-Year Performance: Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
  • Best Second-Year Performance: Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
  • Best Third-Year Performance: Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
  • Best Overall Program Performance: Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
  • Best Whole of Program: Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Royal Geographical Society Of Queensland, Keith Smith Prize

Established in 1969, this prize is maintained by an annual donation from the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

It is awarded by the Head of School to the student with the most distinction in the courses comprising double major in Geography or equivalent. 

The prize consists of $300, a medal and one year's membership to the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

CHV Harding Prize for Postgraduate Study in Planning

This monetary prize was established in 1986 through a gift from CHV Harding.

It is awarded by the Head of School to the student with the highest GPA while completing the requirements of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning or Master of Philosophy.

Enid Reeves Memorial Prize

This prize was established in 1976 by a bequest of $2000 from the late Margaret Wilhelmina Smith to the University. Its aim was to establish a fund for the purpose of providing a prize in memory of the late Enid Reeves.

Awarded by the Head of School, the monetary prize is given to the student with the highest GPA for completion of GEOG1000, GEOS1100 and GEOM1000 in their first year of study.

Town Planning Thesis Prize

This prize was established in 1984 and is maintained by an annual donation of $250 by John Brannock.

The $250 cash prize is awarded by the Head of the School to the highest mark in exposition or thesis of final-year Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning students.

The winning student will be invited to submit a paper of not more than 2000 words suitable for publication in a journal nominated by the donor on the subject of the thesis.

WH Bryan Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded annually for best first-level Geology student who is continuing into second year.

HC Richards Memorial Prize

This annual prize is awarded to the best second-year Geology student.

PESA Prize (second year)

This annual prize of $500 is awarded to the second-year student with the highest grade in ERTH2003.

PESA Prize (third year)

This annual prize of $500 is awarded to the third-year student with the highest grade in either ERTH3103 or ERTH3203.