Each year the Society awards the Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize to the best Third Year student in RMIT’s Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) degree. The prize consists of a $500 award, plus one year’s membership of ANZMapS. The award is made at the student awards dinner in August of the following year. In 2018, the award for best third year student in the class of 2017, was made to James Embury, and presented by ANZMapS' past president Greg Eccleston. Congratulations James!