MEDALS AND AWARDS
- Companionship of the Textile Institute Membership
Instituted in 1956 and limited to 50 living members Council may grant the status of COMPANION MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE to any member who has attained the age of 40 and who has, in the opinion of the Council, substantially advanced the general interests of the textile industry.
- Honorary Fellowship
This is the highest honour bestowed by the Institute on a member for creativity and advancement of the advancement of knowledge achieved by an individual as a result of ingenuity and application over many years, covering all occupational areas of the Institute’s work including science, technology, marketing and management.
- Honorary Life Membership
This is the highest award to a member for service to the Institute. It recognises outstanding, exceptional and sustained service to the Institute in the furtherance of its Charter objectives and to the textile industry generally. This award is made at the discretion of the Council.
- The Institute Medal
This Award recognises the distinguished service to the industry and to the Institute in general made by a member.
- The Textile Institute Warner Memorial Medal
In perpetuation of the memory of Sir Frank Warner, the medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding work in textile science and technology, the results of which have been published, and particularly for work published in the Journal of the Textile Institute.
- The Textile Institute Service Medal
Granted for valuable service to the Textile Institute.
- Institute Medal for Design
It recognises professional designers or groups of designers who have devoted themselves to, and made substantial contributions in, the field of textile design and design management. Aesthetic appeal along with commercial success are assessed.
- Holden Medal for Education
This Medal is awarded in recognition of the outstanding contribution to technology-based education at all levels.
- Section Service Award
This Award recognises distinguished and active service by a member over a number of years to a particular Section or National Committee. Purely nominal service on a Committee or as an Honorary Officer of a Section would not qualify for the Award, nor would length of service in any category would be sufficient criterion for the Award.
- The Textile Institute Carothers Medal
This Award, instituted in memory of Wallace H Carothers who discovered nylon, recognises a member for creativity in the production or use of fibres.
- S G Smith Memorial Medal
It is awarded to persons who are recognised as having devoted themselves to the furtherance of scientific knowledge concerning the physical and structural properties of fibres, whether or not such work is published.
- The Weavers’ Company Medal and Prize
Each year, the Weavers’ Company, the oldest of the Livery Companies of the City of London, awards a medal and a prize to a person who has made outstanding contribution to the weaving sector of the Textile industry.
- Lemkin Medal
Awarded by the Council in recognition of exceptional service to the Institute in the areas of clothing and footwear.
These awards are open to members as well as non-members. Persons/organisations in India interested to apply for any of the Awards below are requested to contact NISTI.
- Centenary Award
This Award is presented for successful research and invention by teams or groups of research workers, working within any appropriate organisation.
- Jubilee Award
The criteria for this Award are similar to that of the Centenary Award.
- The Textile Institute Sustainability Award
The Award is presented to a business or organisation, member or non-member, that has had a demonstrable effect on sustainability policy and practice in textile, footwear or clothing industries and in one or more of the following – sourcing, production, use, recycling and disposal.
4.The Textile Institute Innovation Award
This Award is given to organisations, member or non-member, for outstanding achievement in enhancing international textile interests through creativity, commerce, marketing or economic development.
- The Textile Institute New Materials Award
This Award is presented to an individual or organisation, member or non-member, demonstrating outstanding advances in technical textiles and their application. The award perpetuates the memory of Mr S G Smith.
- The Textile Institute Research Publication Award
The Award is presented to an individual offer or group of authors for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of the Textile Institute during the calendar year preceding the year of Award.
- Development Award
This Award is given to individuals, groups or organisations for outstanding achievement in enhancing international textile interests through commerce, marketing or economic development.
- The Textile Institute Young Persons Award
The Award is presented to a student member enrolled in a post-graduate programme accredited by the Textile Institute, to assist attendance at any international conference at which he/she will deliver a paper based on own post-graduate research