Awarding the Prizes
1. All prize winners shall be informed of their selection, and must
indicate acceptance within a reasonable time.
2. The prize will normally be awarded in a ceremony at a Society
meeting. If a recipient does not attend the award ceremony, the
Society will send the award via registered mail to any address designated
by the awardee.
3. In the absence of an acceptance or appropriate mailing instructions
from an awardee within a reasonable time, all material parts of
the award shall be deemed to be forfeited and revert to the Society.
4. In the even of such a forfeiture the awardee will be listed as
a prize winner in any subsequent published listing of prizes, unless
the Society has been specifically requested not to do so by the
5. If an awardee seeks at some future time to claim a forfeited
award, approval of the Council of the Society will be required.
The above permits a prize to be awarded even if the recipient was
never heard from. This is felt to be unavoidable if only merit is
used as a criterion. Also it is possible that there is insufficient
time between notification of the awardee and the award ceremony
to permit contact.
In case the fund of any of the prizes sponsored or cosponsored by
the Society is depleted, the Society will consider supporting the
prizes out of its own resources.