The recipient need not be a Member of AAPG; selection is made from among all papers presented at a particular Section meeting. Since a significant part of the scoring is based on quality of presentation, only the individual presenting the paper receives the award.
Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates
Each Section is responsible for establishing a judging committee to serve at the Section meeting. Papers are judged by this Committee according to creative thinking, organization, delivery, and visual aids.
The selection of the judging committee is conveyed by the Section to Headquarters for preparation of the award.
Description of Award
The award is a walnut plaque, displaying the AAPG emblem and a brass plate inscribed with the recipient’s name, the date, and the Section meeting at which the paper was presented. Co-authors receive individual certificates patterned after the plaque with their names and like information.
This award is perpetuated by the A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award Fund, established in 1966 by Dr. Levorsen’s friends, who wished to create a lasting memorial to him.
Funding for the original award was provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund through generous contributions from many of Dr. Levorsen's friends. In 2007, Dr. Levorsen's son, Robert Levorsen, provided a generous contribution to enhance and update the award through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund as a lasting tribute to his father.