AIFST offers a range of national awards that recognise the commitment and excellence of its members. 

 

Applications for the 2019 Awards will be open in the new year.

Award submissions are to be sent through to [email protected].

AIFST Foodbank Hunger Hero Award

 

 

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Foodbank Hunger Hero Award recognises a person or team who have gone above and beyond to tackle food insecurity. Whether it’s championing a new initiative within their company or volunteering their time and expertise in the community, AIFST and Foodbank want to recognise an individual’s or team’s contribution and hold it up as an inspiration to others.

 

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Allergen Bureau Julie Newlands Award

                              

 

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Allergen Bureau Julie Newlands Award recognises excellence in food allergen management in Australia. To be eligible for the award nominees much be current financial AIFST members within all sectors of the Australian food industry and nominees for this award must be a resident in Australia.


In accordance with the Allergen Bureau Mission, the Selection Committee will decide the award recipient based on their contribution to a consistent, science-based approach to food allergen risk assessment, management and communication that: guides/promotes industry best practice; and assists allergen sensitive consumers to make informed choices based on label information.


Julie Newlands was an inaugural Director and the first Honorary Treasurer of the Allergen Bureau Ltd. Julie was a fabulous food allergen advocate and immersed herself in all aspects of allergen science, management and communication. Julie led the development of the VITAL® Best Practice Labelling Guide for Australia and New Zealand and the drive for allergen labelling exemptions. Both initiatives have a direct impact on the way we now consider and label allergens. Everything that Julie achieved at the Allergen Bureau is a testament to her drive and passion for the allergic consumer and for food safety. Julie passed away in November 2017.

Guidelines

Nomination form

Previous Winners

 

The Student Product Development Competition

 

The SPDC was created over 15 years ago to provide students with a chance to create a new product and demonstrate their skills, knowledge and creativity. Each year students are asked to create a product based on a brief and submit the development of their product at various stages to the judges. The competition culminates at the annual convention, where teams must present their final product to the judges and submit it for tasting. 

The purpose of the competition is to:

  • Encourage student involvement in AIFST.
  • Provide a platform for students to demonstrate their talents in innovative thinking and design, food product development, written and oral communications and application of theory and teamwork.
  • Provide students an opportunity to gain greater exposure to the food industry and food industry professionals.
  • Provide an opportunity to experience implementing against a real industry product development brief.
  • Promote and foster innovation and entrepreneurship amongst students.
  • Allow food industry representatives the opportunity to identify talented students for potential future employment.
  • Allow an avenue to explore the concept for continuous improvement by the provision of feedback about team entries.

2018 Handbook 

Event Page 

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Research Poster Competition

 

The Research Poster Competition is held during the annual convention each year. The competition provides a space for scientists to present a summary of their recent work in poster form. As space on the poster is limited, the challenge for entrants is to effectively condense their research without losing the quality of their research. There is no restriction to apply, however applications will be reviewed and selections will be made to present at the convention. 

Abstract Submission and Guidelines

Competition Template

Previous Winners

Submit your abstract online here

 

The AIFST Malcolm Bird Commemorative Young Members Award

 

This award is for young AIFST members who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and integrity in their profession.The AIFST Malcolm Bird Commemorative Award is named in honour of Malcolm Bird, fifth President of the Institute (1975-77), who died in 1977 soon after completing his term of Presidency. Malcolm always showed an active concern for the welfare of young members.

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Anthony (Tony) Williams Sensory Award

 

The AIFST Sensory Award is The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) award for young members (students and young professionals) who demonstrate academic achievement, interest, enthusiasm and integrity in Sensory Research.

 

The AIFST Sensory Award is sponsored annually by Sensory Solutions in honour of Anthony (Tony) Williams. Dr Tony Williams was one of the pioneers of the Sensory Research Industry in the United Kingdom and a world authority in sensory and consumer science. Tony’s enthusiasm and passion also helped establish Sensory Research in Australia, whilst assisting with the inception of Sensory Solutions in 1996.

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Peter Seale Food Industry Innovation Award

 

 

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) may acknowledge a significant new development in a process, product, ingredient, equipment or packaging which has achieved successful commercial application in any section of the Australian food industry. The Food Industry Innovation Award will be made annually at the discretion of AIFST to recognise such development or innovation.

This award is given in honour of AIFST Past President Peter Seale.

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST President's Award

 

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) may recognise, acknowledge and acclaim an individual or an organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the Institute.

 

 

The AIFST Keith Farrer Award of Merit

 

The Award is named after Dr Keith Farrer, an outstanding food scientist and author who was involved in the formation of the AIFST in 1967.

The AIFST Keith Farrer Award of Merit acknowledges achievements within food science and technology in the wide areas of research, industry and education, and may take cognisance of contributions made to further the aims and objectives of the Institute.

Guidelines

Nomination Form 

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Bruce Chandler Book Prize

 

AIFST received a bequest from the late Dr Bruce Chandler to establish a prize named in his honour, the Bruce Chandler Book Prize. Dr Chandler was a long serving member of the Institute, notably as Literature Editor of food australia for 12 years.

The book prize is awarded to AIFST members who are authors of books considered to make the greatest contribution to the literature on food in particular years.

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners

 

The AIFST Jack Kefford Award for Best Paper

 

 

The Jack Kefford Award for Best Paper recognises the contribution to food science and technology of members of the Institute who publish research and technical papers.

The Award is named in honour of Mr Jack Kefford who provided enormous input to the science and technology of food as Officer-in-Charge of the CSIRO Food Research Laboratory; Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Food Research; as a scientist of international repute; and as AIFST President (1971-73); and Technical Editor of food australia.

Guidelines

Nomination Form

Previous Winners