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The Appita L R Benjamin Medal is Appita’s highest award, given for outstanding contribution to the scientific and/or technological development of the Australia and New Zealand pulp and paper industry. The contribution must be largely personal, and could be in research, development, engineering or management.

This award was Instituted in 1971 and the nominee need not be an Appita member to be eligible for this award.

LR Benjamin Medal honours the late Louis Reginald Benjamin, CBE, a pioneer and leader in the development of the pulp and paper industry based on Australian eucalypts. It is an award designed to encourage technical excellence, innovation and achievement.

Nomination form for LR Benjamin Medal can be downloaded here

Jim Selway - L R Benjamin Medal (2016)

The award was presented at the Appita Opening Ceremony in Rotorua

The Appita L R Benjamin Medal honours the late Louis Reginald Benjamin, CBE, a pioneer and leader in the development of the pulp and paper industry based on Australian eucalypts.

It is an award designed to encourage technical excellence, innovation and achievement.

The medal is available annually to be awarded to persons who have contributed in an outstanding way to the technical progress of the pulp and paper industry in Australia and New Zealand. The contribution should have been largely personal, and could be in research, development, engineering or management (provided the work managed was technical in nature).

The nominee need not be a member of Appita. The Award is in the form of a mounted silver medallion.

Past Winners of the Appita L R Benjamin Medal:

1971

R B Jeffries and J L Somerville

1972

A W Mackney

1973

J M Gilbert

1974

A J Watson

1975

C M Saul

1976

A J Pearson

1977

H G Higgins

1978

W H Algar

1979

No award

1980

R W Henry

1981

P F Nelson

1982

G G Duffy

1983

No award

1984

G H Covey

1985

R P Kibblewhite

1986

No award

1987

No award

1988

A D Trufit

1989

A R Sloman

1990

B S Ashwin

1991

A J Kerr

1992

S R Corson

1993

K Moller

1994

L B Johnson

1995

P G Bennett

1996

No award

1997

R Evans

1998

R E Johnston

1999

A F A Wallis

2000

R W Allison

2001

M J Uprichard

2002

K N Maddern

2003

No award

2004

J Briggs

2005

No award

2006

 A Farrington

2007

 I H Parker

2008

 D E Richardson

2009

No Award

2010

R J Allan

2011

No Award

2012

No Award

2013

No Award

2014

No Award

2015

John Lloyd

2016

Jim Selway

Appita Past Award winners