Soil Science Australia’s National Soil Science Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in soil science.

Do you know a soil scientist that deserves to be recognised for their contribution to soil science?

2023 Award Nominations closing soon!!

The National Soil Science Awards 2023 recognise and celebrate excellence and contribution to soil science. Nominations are now open for the awards and soil scientists across Australia are invited to review the award categories and submit their nominations. Read on to learn more.

Nominations now closed. Awards will be announced at the AGM.

Soil Science Australia Awards

Award categories and nominations

Read the award information, eligibility and nomination details for each award.

Download the Awards Nomination Form and send it to AND

Soil Science Australia encourages and recognises excellence in soil science through a variety of awards, grants and membership recognition.  We have a number of awards that recognise the distinguished contribution of members. Key awards include:

Please note: The JK Taylor Medal is awarded every second year and will next be awarded in 2024.


Students are eligible to apply through their branch for grants to participate in the National Soil Judging Competition and to attend the National Soil Science Australia Conference.

Students and early career scientists are also eligible to apply for Soil Science Australia conference awards.

Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.