Application Process

Nominations for the 2020 CEEC Medal are now open

The CEEC Medal is awarded annually to the author or authors of the most outstanding published paper, article or case study that profiles improvements in energy-efficient comminution practice. Medals may be awarded in two categories:

  • Operations
  • Technical Research

The closing date for nominations is 31 March. You are invited to submit your application via the link on this web page. The link, and information about the evaluation criteria and the application process are provided below. If you have any questions about the applying for the CEEC Medal, please contact the CEEC CEO via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key evaluation criteria


  • The potential improvement in comminution energy efficiency and the financial benefits resulting from that improvement.
  • Please include a business case demonstrating both these factors.


  • The ability of the concepts outlined in the paper, article or case study to be readily adapted to an operating plant or into the design of new circuits.
  • Please demonstrate with case studies.


  • The robustness of the data analysis and conclusions drawn.
  • The extent to which the paper, article or case study communicates its ideas clearly and effectively.
Submissions must be of a standard suitable for technical review, and written and/or presented within the past 18 months

Submission process

Application requirements

Applicants need to submit the requirements listed below This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.before 31 March each year.

  1. CEEC Medal application form – provides information about author/s and the submitted work (download here)
  2. A copy of the published paper, article or case study
  3. An abstract of the published work (maximum one page).

Review process

The review process has two steps:

  1. Meritorious submissions are distributed for review by members of CEEC’s Technical and Research Committee.
  2. The committee presents the final recommendation in both categories to the CEEC Board of Directors for approval.

Decisions by the CEEC Board are final and are not subject to appeal. The CEEC Board reserves the right to abstain from awarding the CEEC Medal should no applications meet the award criteria.

Key dates

Submissions are accepted continuously up until 31 March. Winners are advised of their success in June. CEEC Medal winners are presented with their awards at an appropriate mining event in the author's/authors' country of employment.


All application data (including the evaluation and reviewer commentary) are held in confidence during the application period. However, winners and selected shortlisted high commendations are also announced, together with information about the winning papers, articles or case studies.

Medal benefits

  • Publication of medal winning paper in industry media, such as AusIMM Bulletin, the MEI website and International Mining, in accordance with copyright requirements.
  • Publicity of the CEEC Medal winners in CEEC media releases, CEEC newsletters and on CEEC’s website.
  • Use of the CEEC Medal logo on corporate letterhead, newsletters, website and so on by the organisation that employs the medal winners.
  • Presentation of the CEEC Medal at a prestigious industry event, acknowledging the medal winners and their work.
  • Global recognition as the outstanding contributor/s to energy efficient comminution.


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