To honour the late Mr Lazar Ginsburg, a founder member of SAAFoST and pioneer of fruit and vegetable refrigeration, SAAFoST instituted the Ginsburg award of R7,500 for the best poster 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 is considered.

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

Posters for adjudication are 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 posters have been pre-selected for adjudication and the decision of the adjudication panel is final.

Award recipients

2017 – Ngwekazi Mehlomakulu (University of Pretoria)
2015 – Kara Muller (University of Pretoria)
2013 – Franklin Apea Bah (University of Pretoria)
2010 – Monique Muller (University of Pretoria)
2007 – Celeste Pretorius (University of Pretoria)
2005 – Mariza Botha (Stellenbosch University)
2003 – Minah Phadi (University of Pretoria)
2001 – Renate Roux van der Merwe, Jacqueline Badenhorst, Marthie Smit, Martin Tjatji (Tshwane University of Technology)
1999 – Onicha O’Kennedy (Stellenbosch University
1997 – Gerda Lombard (University of Pretoria)
1995 – Louis J Raubenheimer & Willem C Botha (University of the Free State)
1993 – Lizette Kuyper (CSIR)
1991 – Frans Gous (CSIR)