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Background

The Brice Charles Landman Memorial Award for the Young Professional of the Year will recognise an individual or individuals who are pursuing excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to their organisation and/or the pulp and paper industry, by demonstrating an outstanding level of professionalism, integrity and leadership in their position either at a local or international level.

Established in 2019, the Brice Charles Landman Memorial Award for the Young Professional of the Year honours the late Brice Charles Landman, a strong supporter of Appita and a dedicated and well-respected leader in the pulp and paper industry who recognised the value of fostering and mentoring young talent.

Brice had a quiet, confident and inclusive management style with the wisdom, knowledge and acumen of a great leader and businessman. Having joined Appita in 1984, he was instrumental in encouraging young engineers to be part of Appita, inspiring and mentoring them to take on active roles with local section and committees. Even in his busy role as CEO of CHH Pulp and Paper, he continued to strongly support the association, realising its value in providing technical information and knowledge and opportunities for young professionals to connect and learn from industry peers.

The Award will be presented at the 2019 Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference, 10-12 December, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The award consists of a Bronze and Timber plaque.

Nominations close: 30 September 2019

 

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

The Recipient selection is administered by the Appita Awards & Recognition Committee through the Appita Executive Committee.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any Appita member may be nominated for an Appita award, with the following exceptions:
    • Members of the Appita Executive Committee
    • Members of the Awards & Recognition Committee
    • Award Selection Committee members
    • Appita staff
  • Must have spent a minimum of 3 years industry experience
  • Must be under 40 years of age as at 31 December in the year they are entering.
  • Individuals may only be nominated once. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria, based on their past achievements, but more specifically on their achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award:

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting a recipient:

  1. Being an inspirational role model:
  • Demonstrate professionalism and integrity
  • Commitment to his/her personal development
  • Contributions towards the team in which he/she works
  • Commitment to the development and promotion of the pulp and paper sector
  1. Demonstrated excellence:
  • Leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goals
  • Succession of significant technical or other contributions (economic, professional, or impact of contributions to the industry)
  1. Significant contribution to the pulp and paper industry
  • Individual vs. group contribution
  • Previous honours, and other achievements such as publications or patents or other evidence
  • Appita activities and contribution to the association
  1. Significant contribution to the association
  • Track record of volunteer contributions to Appita
  • Participation in committees and sections

The importance of the quality of the nomination itself, and of the supporting endorsement letters, cannot be overemphasized. The nomination and endorsements should be as specific, accurate, and complete as possible. It is imperative that the true merits of the candidate be conveyed through this information. Keep in mind that, in some cases, those involved in the selection process may have no personal knowledge of the candidate and will lean heavily on the documentation for the information they need to make reasonable judgments.

 

Who can nominate and endorse: Any person may nominate or endorse a candidate for an Appita award, regardless of Appita membership, with the following exceptions:

  • Members of the Appita Executive Committee
  • Members of the Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Award Selection Committee members cannot be considered while serving on a committee
  • Appita staff
  • The nominator may not also act as an endorser
  • Self-nomination is not accepted

Nomination process:  Nominator to complete Nomination Form online or download a printable Nomination Form here.

Complete and sign the Nomination Form, providing 5 reasons framed within the criteria above why you consider the nominee to be worthy of winning the Award.

Send your Nomination Form to:
Appita Awards
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Appita will contact each nominee by email and advise that they have been nominated for the award. If the nominee chooses to participate in the process, they will need to send in the following information:

- Current CV including copies of their qualifications
- 2 endorsement letters (endorsers cannot be nominators)
- Personal statement (max 500 words) outlining notable achievements and how they feel they meet the award criteria

Upon receipt of these documents, the nominations will be reviewed by Appita and nominees will be advised if they are a finalist.
Finalists will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee in October.

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the October Appita Executive Committee meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation of Award: The recipient will be presented the Award at the Appita Annual Conference in December. All costs for attendance are met by the sponsor including airfare, registration and accommodation.

Submissions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All documentation submitted with the nomination will be retained by Appita.

Queries should be directed to Adele Elice-Invaso Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nominations close: 30 September 2019