SSA Awards

Pitman Award

The Statistical Society of Australia offers two Pitman awards to its members, honouring their contributions to the statistical community:


A gold medal, the Pitman Medal (named after E. J. G. Pitman), is awarded at most once annually, in recognition of outstanding achievement in, and contribution to, the discipline of Statistics. A list of Pitman Medal recipients is here.


The E J G Pitman Young Statisticians Prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk by a “young statistician” at an Australian Statistical Conference. To see a list of E J G Pitman Young Statisticians Prize recipients please click here. In alternate years a similar prize is awarded for the best presentation at a Young Statisticians Conference. A list of recipients of this award is available here.

An Awards Committee, chaired by the President of the Society, makes recommendations to the Society’s Central Council as to appropriate Award recipients. Pitman Medals will be announced at the ANZSC Conference Dinner. Members of the Society are encouraged to propose suitable recipients of the Pitman Medal and the E J G Pitman Young Statisticians Prize, Honorary Life Membership or a Society Service Award. Suggestions, with brief supporting information, should be emailed to the Society’s President (, as Chair of the Awards Committee.

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