Honouring Excellence

The PDAC Awards Committee is a way for outstanding performers in the Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining industry to be recognized on the world stage. The Committee is made up of industry leaders with a variety of different roles, skills, experience, and important professional networks.

Dating back to 1977, PDAC Awards are a way to acknowledge exceptional contributors, in up to seven categories. Recipients are celebrated at a prestigious Awards Gala & After Party in Toronto every year in March during the annual PDAC Convention. 

As one of four major sponsors of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, PDAC submits up to three nominations to be considered for induction each year.


Kristy Kenny
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Meet the 2019 Award Recipients

These top performers, in six categories, will be honoured with a prestigious PDAC Award in recognition of their excellence.
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Make a Nomination

Nominations for 2019 are now closed

PDAC 2020 Awards will open in May, 2019. Review the Selection Criteria to learn what category your submission belongs!


Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

The legacy of legendary mine finders and those who built the industry are remembered forever through the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. External nominations that meet the selection criteria should be sent to: Mr. Rod Thomas, Chair, Awards Committee, PDAC, 800-170 University Ave., Toronto, M5H 3B3.


Honorary Life Members

Appointed by the PDAC President, Honorary Life Members are recognized for their dedication and outstanding service to the association. See the list of those who made it so far!


Past Award Recipients

PDAC Awards date back to 1977 when the first Bill Dennis Award for prospecting success was presented. Take a look at the recipients, broken into award categories, from over the years.

Student Awards

Visit the PDAC Student section for information about student awards and bursaries.

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Videos of Award Recipients

Award recipients are honoured with a personal video that captures the journey of their story. The videos are insightful and explain how and why the individual or company was selected as the recipient.