THE CONWAY AND CRESSWELL PRIZES
The Electric Energy Society of Australia hosts their national EECON conference annually. Each year, awards are given for the best presentation papers.
THE CONWAY PRIZE
For the best presentation paper by a member.
History: A M Conway was the first president of the Electricity Supply Engineers Association (formed in 1924), later to be known as the Electric Energy Society of Australia. Conway served from the first annual meeting in 1925 until his death in 1926, at the age of 38. He had been Chief Electrical Engineer at Orange. The Conway Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a member of the association, and its value was initially set at five pounds.
THE CRESSWELL PRIZE
For the best presentation paper by a non-member.
History: A J Cresswell held the presidency of the Electricity Supply Engineers Association in 1932-33 and 1945-46. He also served as Treasurer in 1931-32. Mr Cresswell was Chief Electrical Engineer at Hornsby. Initiated in 1977, the Cresswell Prize is awarded for the best paper by a non-member, and was set at a value of $40.