Nomination for Fellow of the Society

The Board of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) elects Fellows from among its Members who have made a particularly outstanding and meritorious contribution to the grape and wine industry. The purpose of the honorary membership category of Fellow of the Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology is to recognise the exemplary contribution by a Member to the Society and to the discipline and/or profession of Viticulture and/or Oenology.

To be nominated as a Fellow, a Nominee must be a Member who is a natural person. Criteria for the honorary membership category of Fellow are set out in Clause 6.4 of the ASVO Constitution.

In summary, a Nominee must satisfy the Board of Directors that he or she meets the following three criteria:

  1. Has achieved at least 10 continuous years of full membership at the time of nomination.
  1. Has made a substantial contribution to the industry through activities that reflect the aims and activities of the ASVO.
  1. Have made a significant positive impact on the public and the Industry

The ASVO Fellows Committee will consider all eligible nominations for the honorary membership category of Fellow of the ASVO and will recommend nominees for election to this membership category to the Board of Directors on an annual basis.

The ASVO Fellows Committee is appointed by the ASVO Board of Directors each year and consists of one current ASVO Director who will act as the Committee Chair, and at least three ASVO Fellows (who are not members of the current Board of Directors). The Fellows Committee is formed with due regard to the balance of gender, geographical location, and expertise in research, academia and practice.

Nominations may be made electronically below or on a downloaded PDF_Nomination for Fellow of the Society, you need to provide:

  • the names and email contact of three Referees.
  • the statement of support for the Nominee

Download the Fellow nomination guide here.

Closing date for Nominations is 30th of September

Nomination for Fellow of the Society

  • 1. Nominator - must be a Member, or Fellow of the ASVO.
  • 2. Seconder - must be a Member, or Fellow of the ASVO
  • 3. Referee - must be an expert in the Nominee’s field of work, but does not have to be a memberMember of the ASVO. Typically, this Referee would be in a position to comment on the quality of the Nominee’s professional work.

  • Name of the Nominee - that you wish to put forward for consideration by the Fellows committee.

  • Please provide a statement of the nominee's contribution to the industry through activities that reflect the aims and activities of the ASVO.
    This may be demonstrated by evidence in any of the following criteria:
    a)    Election to the ASVO Board of Directors or a subcommittee of the ASVO Board or an advisor to the ASVO Board;
    b)    Contribution to the endeavours of the ASVO, e.g. author and/or editorial activities, invited contribution to ASVO events or publications;  
    c)    Contribution to the knowledge base of the profession through excellence in research and its dissemination;
    d)    Contribution to education in Viticulture and/or Oenology, through leadership which has substantially encouraged Viticulture and/or Oenology research and/or practices. Examples may include exemplary supervision and mentoring of students or other leadership activities which encourage professional development in Viticulture and/or Oenology.
    AND
    Evidence of a significant positive impact on the public and the Industry
    This may be demonstrated by evidence in any of the following criteria:
    a)    Representing the ASVO or the professions of Viticulture and/or Oenology to other professions, community groups, or in the public arena;
    b)    Application of the nominee’s expertise in viticulture or oenology towards innovative endeavours.