The BP Prize is given annually to the best student contribution (talk and/ or poster presentation) at the TSG Annual Meeting. The student must also be the first author and presenting largely their own original research. The winner is decided by a judging panel. The prize was previously sponsored by Shell Exploration Ltd. Since 2018, BP have supported the prize, in recognition of the increasing need for high calibre structural geologists
2022 – Cole McCormick (Uni of Manchester): “An experimental study of the transition from extensional failure to shear failure in Solnhofen Limestone across a range of stress conditions: Does ‘hybrid failure’ exist?”
2021 – Isabel Ashman (University of Liverpool): Dilation and compaction accompanying changes in slip-velocity in clay-bearing fault gouges
2020 – not awarded
2019 – Joe Aslin (University of Liverpool): Ripplocations: a new mechanism to explain the deformation of phyllosilicates
2018 – Adam Cawood (University of Aberdeen).
Up until 2018 this award was funded by Shell.
2016 – Luke Wedmore (UCL)
2015 – Eldert Advokaat (Royal Holloway, University of London)
2014 – David Wallis (University of Oxford)
2013 – Adam Pacey (Durham University)
2012 – Michael Kelly (Keele University)
2011 – Casey Nixon (University of Southampton)
2010 – Craig Magee (University of Birmingham)
2009 – Richard Walker (Durham University)
2008 – Steven Smith (Durham University)