The Denny Silver Gilt Medal is awarded to the best paper published over the course of one year in each of the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) and the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO). The medal is awarded by IMarEST Council following recommendation from the Editorial Boards and the Proceedings Supervisory Board. Joint authors are eligible with a maximum of 3 authors receiving a medal for any one paper.
The Denny Medal was first awarded in 1893 following a £250 capital gift from Peter Denny in 1892.Peter Denny, the fifth son of William Denny (1779–1833), was born at Dumbarton where the family had been involved in boat building since at least the middle of the 18th century.
He joined his two elder brothers engaged in iron shipbuilding in 1844 and in 1850 he went into partnership with John McAusland and John Tulloch. Peter Denny was the first to experiment with iron screw steamships, and his success lead to a large expansion of the business.
He was a considerable benefactor to the town of Dumbarton.
- Papers must have been published in an ordinary volume of the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO) or Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology
- Papers published in supplements are not eligible for the Denny Medal
- Medals will be awarded to up to three named authors and a cash prize of up to £500 will be awarded to the lead author to support their attendance at the IMarEST Annual Dinner. Individual authors will all receive a certificate.
- Judging is undertaken by the Editorial Boards of each Journal who consider each paper for each of the below and then recommend to which paper(s) up to a maximum of three should be considered
- Influence & Impact
- Accuracy of Content
- Originality & Innovation
- Completeness & Consistency
- Presentation & Clarity
- The amalgamated recommendations from the Editorial Boards are then forwarded to the Proceedings Supervisory Board to make the final recommendation to IMarEST Council.
Medal plus £500 travel for AGM/Dinner
IMarEST Editorial Board Judging