Prize details

Cotton Prize


$300 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


This prize is awarded to the best student in any Geology class.


This prize arises from a fund subscribed in 1954 by ex-students and friends of the Victoria University of Wellington to commemorate the work of Professor C A Cotton, Head of the Geology Department and Professor of Geology from 1909-1953.

  1. The prize is open to any student attending a Geology class during the year.
  2. The prize is offered annually and is awarded to the student judged by the Director of the Geology programme to be the best student worthy of the prize.
  3. The value of the prize in any year shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund and the number of prize winners.
  4. If in any year the whole of the income from the fund is not expended, the balance may be used in a subsequent year or may be added to the capital fund.
  5. A student may only receive the prize once.
  6. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation, which will be forwarded appropriately.