MACDONALD AWARD  



Macdonald Memorial Award List of Recipients found here


Click here to download nomination form

Introduction:

The Macdonald Memorial Award was established in June 1954 in memory of the founder of the NZMAA Mr Fred Macdonald,  The design of the trophy was to be worthy of the founder of the NZMAA and the criteria for selection of recipients was to reflect the outstanding contribution that Fred Macdonald gave to New Zealand Model Aeronautics. 

This award is considered to be the most prestigious award that can be bestowed on a person for the most outstanding contribution in any sphere to New Zealand Model Aeronautics.

On the 17th June 1954 the NZMAA Council approved the Macdonald Memorial Trust to administer the Macdonald Memorial Award.  The Trustees are made up of a representative from the Macdonald family, the Secretary of the NZMAA and other persons drawn from the NZMAA membership who have an active involvement in the area of Model Aeronautics, are of good standing within the aeronautical fraternity and have served on NZMAA Council or member clubs committees.

To date the award has been presented to twenty seven recipients the first being in 1954 to Mr Les Wright for his contribution in the field of Radio Control for model aircraft.

For further information or advice contact:

Hon Secretary
Mike Fairgray
Macdonald Memorial Trust
Email model.1@windowslive.com
Phone 09 6368439

Or:-

The Secretary
Model Flying New Zealand
secretary@modelflyingnz.org


Rules Governing Nominations for the Award

1.     Applications in writing, will only be considered from groups that is; Macdonald Award Trustees, NZMAA Council, NZMAA affiliated Club        Committees, Provincial Associations and Special Interest Groups (SIG) of the NZMAA.
2.    Nominations for the award are considered yearly.  Applications may be received at any time during the calendar year but no later than the         1st of October of that calendar year.  There is no limit to the number of applications any group may submit.
3.    All applicants must have made an outstanding contribution toward Model Aeronautics in New Zealand that has been willingly given for no    personal gain whatsoever.  Advancements or outstanding achievements in any sphere of model aeronautics can be considered for      example:- records (World or NZ), International wins, administrative work, technical and design developments and furthering aeromodeling in New Zealand.  
4.    Nominations in writing on the official nomination form are be addressed in the first instance to the NZMAA Secretary and include a summary of the reasons for nomination and any supportive documents/information to support the application such as documents, plans, photos, models, examples etc.  Nominations are to be approved by the Council of the NZMAA and forwarded to the Secretary of the Macdonald Memorial Trust not later than the 1st of November for consideration and approval/rejection by the Trustees.  The Trustees shall advise the NZMAA of their decision not later than the 1st December.
5.    The Trustees reserve the right to withhold the award in any one year should no nominations of sufficient merit be received.
6.    The Trophy must be presented no later than Easter of the year following approval of the nomination and preferably at as large a gathering of modellers as possible, for example the National Aeromodeling Championships.

Macdonald Memorial Award List of Recipients found here

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