The Martin Richmond Award

This award is made in memory of Martin Richmond who died from cancer in January 2006 at the age of 52. Martin was employed by JPK Caledonia Ltd (now Wood) and at the time of his death was Chairman of the Aberdeen Branch of the Society for Underwater Technology.

Criteria for Award

  • The Martin Richmond award will be made to an individual who has persevered during their studies demonstrating resilience in overcoming challenging and mitigating personal circumstances as they strive for success in their academic studies.
  • The award is open to final year students or recent engineering graduates from either the University of Aberdeen or The Robert Gordon University who has studied topics or delivered projects in the marine environment or related to subsea engineering.
  • The award will reflect the personal attributes of: self-motivation, achievement, energy, vision, and charitable and social awareness.
  • A single award will be made at the discretion of the judging panel.


  • Application can be made directly by the applicant or by nomination.
  • Applications should be kept to a one page summary as per the attached template and include:
    • Why the individual deserves the Award?
    • What are the individual’s academic achievements?
    • What difficulties or personal challenges has the individual had to make in order to fulfil his/her achievements?
    • Contact details for two references from either academia, industry colleagues or peers should be provided.
  • The assessment will be undertaken by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from the Aberdeen Branch – SUT committee supported by Mrs. Anne Richmond.

Form of Award

  • The Martin Richmond Award winner will be formally presented in December at the SUT AGM dinner. The winner and guest will be invited to this prestigious evening event.
  • The Martin Richmond award winner will also receive an original art work that they will have the opportunity to select from a separate competition to be run by the Gray’s School of Art (e.g. (e.g. sculpture, painting, etc)
  • The winner of the Gray’s School of Art competition will be selected by the winner of the Martin Richmond award, supported by Mrs Anne Richmond. The winning artist will receive a £500 prize and an invite with guest to the prestigious SUT AGM dinner.

Applications are currently closed for this award.