The Bledisloe medal was established in 1930 by the late Viscount Bledisloe, former Governor-General of New Zealand.
It is awarded to a former Lincoln student or a past or current Lincoln staff member who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her chosen field of expertise, advanced New Zealand's interests, and/or brought credit to Lincoln University.
2021 - Jeff Grant
Jeff Grant has had a long and successful career
in the land-based industries in New Zealand.
The Lincoln University Diploma in Agriculture
graduate farms sheep, beef and deer at Balfour
in Southland, and has extensive agribusiness and
rural sector leadership experience.
Read Jeff's full citation.
2020 - Leonie Freeman
Leonie Freeman has held numerous private and
public leadership roles in the New Zealand property
sector, and has wide experience across many
Read Leonie's full citation.
2019 Dr Allan Hewitt
Dr Hewitt has made an outstanding scientific
contribution to soil classification, land
evaluation and soil mapping in New Zealand
and also overseas.
Read Allan's full citation.
Award Nomination Criteria
Nominees are assessed on:
- Career achievements
- The economic, scientific, cultural or technological value of their work
- The connection between their work and Lincoln's interests
- The extent to which their achievements reflect on, or have the potential to reflect on, the University's reputation
- The extent to which their achievements have advanced New Zealand's interests.
Post: Vice-Chancellor's Office, PO Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
Nominations for 2023 are due by 31 August 2022