The late Betty Moys MBE, distinguished indexer and formerly the Society’s Honorary Treasurer, left a generous legacy to the Society to provide an annual prize for a new indexer. The prize has been presented since 2001 to the best newly Accredited Indexer in the calendar year. The legacy itself is now at an end, but the Executive Board has decided to continue the award, and from 2012 the winner will receive a year's free Society membership, along with a Certificate. Certificates will also be presented to runners up.
All candidates who successfully complete the Training Course between 1 January and 31 December, based on the marking date of the Practical Indexing Assignment are automatically considered. The successful candidate will have received high marks in all the test papers; the comments of Markers and Practical Indexing Assignment Advisers are also taken into consideration. The selection is made by the Training Course Committee and announced at the annual conference.
|2013||Melanie Gee and Cheryl Hunston|
|Highly commended (in alphabetical order)|
|Barbara Spina, Fiona Stables|
|Runners up (in alphabetical order):|
|Cathryn Pritchard; Janice Rayment|
|2009||Sanet Le Roux|
|2002||Mary Jane Steer|