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Bledisloe Medal

The Bledisloe Medal, initiated in 1930 by the late Viscount Bledisloe, former Governor-General of New Zealand, is made to a former student or a past or current staff member of Lincoln University, who in the opinion of the Council; 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. 

2017 Recipient
Forbes, Elworthy - BCom(Ag), MA (Oxford), MBA (Harv)

A list of our past recipients can be found on our Former Bledisloe Medal Recipients page.

Award Nomination Criteria

The Nominee will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • they are a former student or past or current staff member of Lincoln University who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her chosen field and/or brought credit to Lincoln University
  • their achievements in his/her career;
  • the economic, scientific, cultural or technological value of the nominee’s work;
  • the extent of the connection between the work of the nominee and the aims/interests of Lincoln University;
  • the extent to which the nominee’s achievements reflect on, or have the potential to reflect on, the University’s reputation; and
  •  the extent to which the candidate’s achievements have advanced New Zealand’s Interests.

Nominations close on 13 February 2018 for the 2018 awards and on 31 August 2018 for the 2019 awards.

To make a nomination, please download a copy of the form ((Word versions available by email) and send the completed form to Adrian Carpinter (Council Secretary):

  • Email:, or
  • Mail: Vice-Chancellor's Office, PO Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
    (Please do not attach any other supporting materials as these will not be considered. Curriculum vitae's are also not necessary)