The Chairman will write the Heads of Profession of each of the seven specialisations listed above reminding them that the Association is willing normally to award a prize within each of their areas the following year and seeking their support for the submission of citations.
From October to March
Heads of Profession are asked to seek inputs for the awards and review citations.
By 31 March
Heads of Profession are requested to submit all citations to the Secretary, including a recommendation on which has the most merit in their specialisation.
The Council will review all citations to confirm they meet the award criteria and the standards which the Association would expect for an award to be given. The norm will be acceptance of the recommendations of Heads of Profession, any change only being made after consultation between the Chairman and the relevant Head of Profession. As well as confirmation of the recommendations put forward by the Heads of Profession, the Council may agree the award of additional special prizes should such awards be merited. The format and value of any such additional awards will be decided by the Council.
The Council will award prizes and invite the prize winners and their partners to the DSA Annual General Meeting to receive their awards. In the event of prize winners being unable to attend the AGM, Heads of Profession will be asked to present the awards on behalf of the Association on suitable later occasions.