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Honours and Awards

Recognising excellence:
ADA NSW Awards nominations 

Key dates:

Nominations for Awards opened on:
Wednesday 15 May 2024 

Nominations for Awards closed on:
Friday 12 July 2024  

About the Awards:

ADA NSW recognises the outstanding contributions made by its members to the profession, to oral health and to the community.

The ADA NSW also recognises the significant contributions made by non-dentists to the Branch and to the profession.
The Council has recognised these contributions by a system of awards to members of the Association and to persons, not members of the Association, who have given distinguished service to the Association.
The Council may seek advice and nominations from the members, or any committee established to consider nominations for the awards.

Award types:


Nomination Guidelines:

  • Any member of ADA NSW can be nominated to an appropriate category of award.
  • A nomination for Honorary Membership need not be for a member of the Association.
  • All nominations are confidential and will be lodged with the CEO of ADA NSW.
  • All nominations will be referred by the CEO to the Association’s Honours and Awards Committee for consideration.
  • The nomination to be by a proposer, and supported by two referees and including a current CV of the nominee and nominators.
  • The nominee should not be informed of the nomination.
  • The nominators must be members of the ADA of at least five years standing.
  • The award would be determined by the Honours and Awards Committee, based upon the references provided by the nominators and any other information that the Committee determines as relevant.
  • The Honours and Awards Committee will make recommendations for the award of Honorary Life member and Honorary Member to the Council, who may make the recommendation to the Association at an Annual General Meeting or any other meeting of the Association as determined by the Council.
  • The Honours and Awards Committee will make recommendations to the Council for the awarding of the Award of Merit, Branch Service Medallion, Recent Graduate Award and Kendal Binns’ Memorial Prize to a member.

Award Determination:

  • The nominations may be made annually in a method and time frame to be determined by Council.
  • Not necessarily awarded annually.
  • May be awarded to a maximum of two members in each category per year.
  • Award to be in the form of a certificate or medallion (as appropriate) presented at the President’s Reception or otherwise as determined by the Council.