From funds donated by the late Professor Guido M Dreosti, a founder member of SAAFoST, an award of R5,000 is made for the best oral paper presented at a SAAFoST Biennial Congress.

All Congress participants under the age of 35 reporting on actual research in the fields of food science and technology (basic or applied) carried out by them in South Africa will be considered. Review papers or papers delivered by guest speakers do not qualify.

The prize will be given to the presenter of the paper. If there is more than one author it is up to the authors to agree how the prize is to be shared.

Papers for adjudication will be pre-selected by the Congress Organising Committee on the basis of submitted abstracts.

Adjudication is carried out by a confidential panel of four adjudicators under the chairmanship of a suitably qualified person appointed by the Congress Organising Committee Chairman.

Authors are not advised whether their papers have been pre-selected for adjudication and the decision of the adjudication panel is final.

Award recipients

2017 – Chantelle Human (Stellenbosch University)
2015 – Muhammad Gulzar (University of Pretoria)
2013 – Theresa Beelders (Stellenbosch University)
2010 – Debora van der Merwe (Stellenbosch University)
2007 – Donna Cawthorn (Stellenbosch University)
2005 – Mathilda Mostert (University of Pretoria)
2003 – Naushad Emmambux (University of Pretoria)
2001 – Winston Leukes (Rhodes University)
1999 – Suretha de Kock (University of Pretoria)
1997 – Gunnar O Sigge (Stellenbosch University)
1995 – Astrid von Gadow and Elizabeth Joubert (Stellenbosch University)
1993 – John Hastings (University of the Western Cape)
1991 – Daneel van Lill (Grain Crops Research Institute)
1989 – Caroline Raffray (University of Natal)
1987 – K van der Watt
1983 – S Barnes (University of Natal)