LJH Teakle Award

The Society may award the LJH Teakle Award annually to a financial member of the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. for outstanding effort in promoting and raising the awareness of soil science in Australia via activity with the ASSSI and the wider community.

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Laurence John Hartley Teakle (1901 – 1979) was born in Hawker, South Australia and was the first president of the Australian Society of Soil Science from 1956-1957.  He completed his tertiary studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Western Australia, and began working for the WA Department of Agriculture in 1923.  Soon after he headed to the University of California, Berkley where he completed his masters and PhD.  He returned to the WA Department of Agriculture for a further 19 years, and in 1946 he was gazetted WA Commissioner of Soil Conservation. In 1947 he became a Professor of Agriculture at the University of Queensland, was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University in 1964 and in 1969 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws.

For further details on LJH Teakle go to the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.

Laurence John Hartley Teakle (1901 - 1979)
Image courtesy of Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

Award Winners

Year Award Winner Year Award Winner
2010 Rebecca Lines-Kelly  2014  Bruce Carey
2011 -  2015 Annie McNeal 
2012 Mark Imhof    
2013 Robert Holloway     

 Conditions of the Award

L.J.H. Teakle Award

Description
The Society shall award annually the ‘L.J.H. Teakle Award”.
The L.J.H. Teakle Award will be awarded for outstanding effort in promoting and raising the awareness of soil science in Australia via extension activity with Soil Science Australia and/or the wider community.
The L.J.H. Teakle Award consists of a certificate provided by Federal Council.

Committee
The Teakle Committee shall judge all nominations for the L.J.H. Teakle Award.
The Teakle Committee will be constituted and appointed by Federal Council prior to May 31 each year.  Federal Council shall appoint new Members as may be required to maintain a Committee of three Members on the Teakle Committee.  Federal Council may at any time disband and reconstitute the Teakle Committee.
The Teakle Committee shall consist of three financial Members of the Society from separate Branches. Each Member in turn shall act as Chair. The Chair shall retire after the L.J.H. Teakle Award has been awarded.
Members of the Teakle Committee shall not be a nominator or seconder of a candidate.
Members of the Teakle Committee shall be ineligible for the award during their term on the Teakle Committee.

Conditions
The Award is open to financial Members of the Society who have made an outstanding effort in promoting and raising the awareness of soil science in Australia via activity with Soil Science Australia and/or the wider community.
Nomination of a candidate for the L.J.H. Teakle Award requires a nominator, seconder and must be signed by the President of the nominee’s Branch of the Society.
Submission of a candidate for the award shall be accompanied by a case in the candidate’s support of up to 1000 words, and relevant documents supporting the nomination.
If in the opinion of the Teakle Committee no outstanding application is received in a particular year the Teakle Committee may decline to make an award for that year.
Unsuccessful nominations can be renominated in the following year.

Nomination Process
Nominations must be made on the prescribed application form, available from the Federal Office or Soil Science Australia website, and shall be submitted electronically to the Federal Secretary and copied to the Federal Office not later than May 31 in the year in which the Medal is to be awarded. 
Nominations are confidential to the Teakle Committee and the Federal Secretary will forward them to the Chair of the Teakle Committee. 
The nominator is considered responsible for confirming the successful receipt of the nomination by the Federal Secretary if they have not received acknowledgement of receipt within seven days of submitting the nomination.

Award Presentation
The decision of the Teakle Committee shall be considered final and will be forwarded to the Federal Secretary before October 31 each year.
The Medal shall be presented by the Federal President or proxy at each national conference held by Soil Science Australia or at another event determined by the Federal Council.

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Awards

Visit Awards Page or download application forms below

J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award

Contacts

 Federal Office

  PO Box 737 Prospect East 5082

 0476 450 321

 office@soilscienceaustralia.org