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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 31 August 2018.

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: adrian.carpinter@lincoln.ac.nz, 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)