The Pat Marks Medal

About the Award

The Pat Marks Medal is the Society’s career award for excellence in entomology and is given every two years (odd years) to a member of the Society who has demonstrated excellence in entomology over many years.

The award is named in honour of Dr Elizabeth "Pat" Marks, the Society’s first Vice President and Chairman of the Executive. Pat was an outstanding entomologist who embodied the excellence in entomological pursuits that the award recognises. 



To nominate a person for this award, please provide the following information by 31 July of an award year:

  1. Full name, date of birth and current position of the nominee.
  2. Your name and contact details.
  3. In no more than two pages, provide details of the nominee's contribution to entomology which you believe qualifies him/her for this prestigious award.
  4. A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae.
  5. Significant contribution towards the AES and entomological community in Australia generally.
  6. There is an expectation that the successful candidate would attend the AES conference for a medal presentation, and to deliver a keynote address. An abstract for the latter should accompany the nomination form.

Send your nomination to with it clearly marked as a Nomination for the Pat Marks Medal.

The Winner will receive the medal and will be invited to present a review paper on their research during the week of the Annual General Meeting and will be encouraged to submit that paper as a Review for publication in the Society's journal.

The first Pat Marks Medal will be awarded in 2017.