This award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of intelligence, giftedness and related subjects. Requirements include the following:
An exceptional body of work in research, theory or other scholarly work by a living person over a period of not less than 15 years. Winners may be educators and/or practitioners in the fields of giftedness, brain function, human intelligence, creativity or intelligence testing.
Significant contribution to the field through unique or innovative findings, theoretical constructs, educational approaches or practices and/or have made exceptional practical application(s) of others' research.
Representation through a single highly significant book, a minimum of five publications as primary author in refereed academic journals, a minimum of eight publications as a secondary author in refereed academic journals, significant contributions as a presenter at professional conferences or any combination thereof.
Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative award. A U.S. version of this award is also presented.