The Moys-Crane Prize (formerly The Betty Moys Prize)

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 2002 to the best newly Accredited Indexer in the calendar year. The legacy itself is now at an end, but the Executive Board decided to continue the award, and from 2012 the winner received a year’s free Society membership.

The late Ian Crane was a distinguished indexer who served as Chairman of the Society. He left a legacy to the Society which the Executive Board chose to add towards the continuing award of the prize to the best new indexer in each calendar year. In recognition of the legacy the Executive Board changed the name of the prize to the Moys-Crane Prize.

All candidates who successfully complete the Training Course between 1 January and 31 December, based on the marking date of the PIA, are automatically considered. The successful candidate will have received high marks in their test papers and will have done exceptionally well on their Assignments; the comments of Markers, Tutors, and PIA Advisers are all taken into consideration.


2022Tim Ryder
Highly commended Tim Appleton
2021Valeria Padalino
2020Graine Milner
  Highly commended Anna Lord
2019Melina Costi
  Highly commended Dino Costi and Non Lowri Evans
2018Angela Page and Helen Taylor
2017No winner
  Highly commended Tanya Izzard
2016Tessa Botha and Jan Heaton
2015Mhairi Gray
   Highly commended: Jim Shine
2014No winner
   Highly commended: Philippa Jevons
2013Melanie Gee and Cheryl Hunston
2012No winner
   Highly commended (in alphabetical order): Barbara Spina; Fiona Stables
2011Lucy Leicester
   Highly commended (in alphabetical order): Cathryn Pritchard; Janice Rayment
2010Marie-Pierre Evans
2009Sanet Le Roux
2008John Wintrip
2007Roger Bennett
2006Amanda Jones
2005Christopher Phipps
2004Pauline Davis, Sue Edwards and Louise Secker
2003Jonathan Marriott
2002Mary Jane Steer