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Only two weeks left to nominate someone for The Robert Gray Award (Medal) 2023

Nominations open until 30 September. This is the highest award the school can bestow on an OD.  
15 Sep 2022
School News
Use this form to upload your nomination and motivation letter and submit it online.
Below we provide some useful information and answers to questions you may have about the Robert Gray Medal (Award)

What is the purpose of the award?
The Robert Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant and exceptional contribution in his field of endeavour, or to society in general.
What criteria must be met for someone to be awarded the medal?

  • The recipient must be a living old boy.
  • The achievements must be of a nature that exemplifies the philosophy, values and spirit of Bishops and the ODU. The characteristics of courage, compassion, a willingness to fight for truth and justice and a genuine concern for his fellow man must be present.
  • The contribution/achievements must be of such a nature that it has had a significant impact for the good of society.
  • The contribution/achievements must have been made over a sustained period (at least 10 years).
  • While the recipient’s achievements might have brought personal material gain, this must not have been the driving motivation for the endeavour.

Who forms part of the selection Committee?
The Principal, Chair of Council and Chair of the ODU.
How do you nominate someone for the award? 

Nominations must be made in writing to the Principal or to the Branch Chair of the ODU who will forward these to the Principal. The selection committee will consider all nominations. Final approval for a recipient must be made by the Bishops Council.

The nomination form and instructions on how to motivate the candidate:

How often is the medal awarded?
On an annual basis but not necessarily in every year. It will only be made if there is a deserving candidate. There may be more than one award made in a year.
The Award will be made at the Founders Day Service or at any special occasion which the Principal may deem suitable.
What is included in the award?

  • The Robert Gray Gold Medal.
  • A citation on a parchment scroll.
  • Name on an Honours Board in the Mitre.

Please download and complete the nomination document and send it to the ODU at [email protected] should you not upload your nomination via the form at the top of this page, and it will be forwarded to the Selection Committe - the date for Nominations closes on the 30th September 2022.

To see who the 2022 AWARD WINNERS were, CLICK HERE.

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