Recognising statistical excellence

Each year we award medals and prizes to people who have made outstanding contributions to the development of statistics. Our honours committee, chaired by our president, considers nominations for our medals and prizes. The awards are presented at our annual conference.

Statistical honours and awards

More information about our medals and prizes awarded to people who have made outstanding contributions to the development of statistics.

Statistical excellence in journalism

These awards are made to journalists who question, analyse and investigate the issues that affect society through statistics.

Statistical excellence in official statistics

These awards recognise excellent presentation of official statistics, and examples of innovative statistical practices that have improved statistical information for users.

Statistical excellence in the pharmaceutical industry

This award recognises an outstanding level of influence in the application of an existing statistical practice, or an innovation, that has strengthened the quality and efficiency of investigations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Statistical Excellence in early career writing

This is a new award in partnership with Significance Magazine for early-career statisticians who are able to tell data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way.