Awards

Semaphore Award

Prize

The award is a framed certificate and sponsorship to an IRSE Australasian Meeting, including airfare, accommodation and registration of that meeting. (Up to a maximum sum as agreed by the IRSEA Committee of Management).
It is expected that the winner will present a report on the meeting attended, at a local IRSE meeting in their home State within 6 months of the meeting attendance.

Eligibility

The Semaphore Award is for outstanding performance by an IRSE Australasia member in the IRSE Examination.

Criteria

Only IRSE Australasian Section members are eligible for the award

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Panel, if no Paper is deemed satisfactory then no award will be given.

About the Award

The Semaphore Award is for outstanding performance by an IRSE Australasia member in the IRSE Examination.
The award is a certificate and a cheque for $2,000.

2013 - Robbie Bragg

Robbie Bragg was presented with the Semaphore Award for 2013 at the 2013 IRSE Australasia AGM, Adelaide.
2008 - Scott Caporn

Scott Caporn was presented with the 2008 Semaphore Award by John Aitken at the IRSE Australasia AGM in Adelaide on 3rd April 2009.
2007 - Yik Yen Chong

Yik-Yen Chong was the winner of this award in 2007. He was presented with the award by Peter Symons at the Sydney meeting on 23 April 2009.
2006 - Raymond Rizman

Raymond Rizman won the 2006 Semaphore Award.
2005 - Edward Murphy
Edward Murphy won the 2005 Semaphore Award
2004 - Michael Broderick
Michael Broderick won the 2004 Semaphore Award.

BYLES & CALCUTT AWARD

Prize

The award is a framed certificate and sponsorship to an IRSE Australasian Meeting, including airfare, accommodation and registration of that meeting. (Up to a maximum sum as agreed by the IRSEA Committee of Management). It is expected that the winner will present a report on the meeting attended, at a local IRSE meeting in their home State within 6 months of the meeting attendance. .

Eligibility

Not older than 35 years of age (prior to the first day of the year it is being awarded). Only papers prepared and presented individually will be considered. Current membership of IRSE Australasian Section is required.

Criteria

The award will be assessed by a panel of the three immediate past chairpersons of IRSE Australasia. The Assessment factors are:

Originality of ideas & concepts of the Topic
Advancement of the Science of Signalling
Quality of presentation & delivery

The nominations are initiated by the IRSE Young Members Chair and to the IRSE Secretary, 6 weeks prior to the Australasian section AGM/Technical meeting.

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Panel, if no Paper is deemed satisfactory then no award will be given.
The award is judged by the previous three past chair persons of the IRSE Australasian section with input from the IRSE young members Chair.

About the Award

The Byles and Calcutt Award is an annual award for the IRSE Australasian section younger member who presents the best paper at an Australasian section IRSE technical meeting. It is announced and awarded to the recipient at the IRSE AGM for papers presented in the previous year.

The award recognises two prominent and founding members of the Australasian Railways whom both joined the IRSE at the same time on 31 March 1913.

Cyril Beuzeville Byles, (1871-1952), formerly Signal Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, emigrated from England in May 1911 with his family and joined the New South Wales Government Railways and in 1912 was appointed as the Signal Engineer of NSW Railways, and introduced route signalling to NSW Railways.

Francis Macnamara Calcutt, (1870-1950), whom was born on 17 July 1870 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. In 1908,

BYLES & CALCUTT AWARD

Prize

The award is a framed certificate and sponsorship to an IRSE Australasian Meeting, including airfare, accommodation and registration of that meeting. (Up to a maximum sum as agreed by the IRSEA Committee of Management). It is expected that the winner will present a report on the meeting attended, at a local IRSE meeting in their home State within 6 months of the meeting attendance. .

Eligibility

Not older than 35 years of age (prior to the first day of the year it is being awarded). Only papers prepared and presented individually will be considered. Current membership of IRSE Australasian Section is required.

Criteria

The award will be assessed by a panel of the three immediate past chairpersons of IRSE Australasia. The Assessment factors are:

Originality of ideas & concepts of the Topic
Advancement of the Science of Signalling
Quality of presentation & delivery

The nominations are initiated by the IRSE Young Members Chair and to the IRSE Secretary, 6 weeks prior to the Australasian section AGM/Technical meeting.

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Panel, if no Paper is deemed satisfactory then no award will be given.
The award is judged by the previous three past chair persons of the IRSE Australasian section with input from the IRSE young members Chair.

About the Award

The Byles and Calcutt Award is an annual award for the IRSE Australasian section younger member who presents the best paper at an Australasian section IRSE technical meeting. It is announced and awarded to the recipient at the IRSE AGM for papers presented in the previous year.

The award recognises two prominent and founding members of the Australasian Railways whom both joined the IRSE at the same time on 31 March 1913.

Cyril Beuzeville Byles, (1871-1952), formerly Signal Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, emigrated from England in May 1911 with his family and joined the New South Wales Government Railways and in 1912 was appointed as the Signal Engineer of NSW Railways, and introduced route signalling to NSW Railways.

Francis Macnamara Calcutt, (1870-1950), whom was born on 17 July 1870 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. In 1908,