The Award Committee I prepares the decisions of the Executive Board for the selection of award winners of the following awards: Honorary Membership, Heyn Memorandum, DGM Prize, Tammann Commemorative Coin and the DGM Pioneer. The guidelines provided by the Executive Board are utilized to award these prizes. The award of Honorary Membership, the Heyn Memorial Medal, the DGM Prize, the DGM Pioneer and the Tammann Commemorative Coin have the overriding aim of increasing the prestige of the DGM and increasing its scope, both in research and practice. In this context, care must be taken to ensure that all DGM members have the opportunity to submit candidate proposals in due time. The nomination is carried out via all communication channels of the DGM. In addition, all speakers of the DGM committees and former prize winners are informed. If a nomination is not considered for formal reasons, the submitter receives a written confirmation. The members of the Award Committee I are: the Chairman of the Executive Board, the deputy chairman, the managing board member, the two speakers of the Heads of Technical Committees, the last Heyn-Prize winner, the current Heyn-Prize winner, the current DGM award winner and the chairman of the Award Committee II.
The chairman of the DGM Executive Board or one of the two deputies is responsible for holding the meeting. Decisions of the Award Committee I take the form of proposals to the Executive Board. The Award Committee I is quorate if at least five members are present. Decisions are passed by consensus. If this is not possible, a decision shall be made by voting. More than half of the voting members need to agree to it. The DGM Executive Board shall be informed of the way (by consensus or by means of a vote) the decisions were reached. The invitation to the meeting is made by the DGM branch office after consultation with the chairman and preparation of the agenda. The responsibility of the coordination of the date and the invitation is held by the DGM branch office. Generally, the invitation to the meeting will be made immediately after the decision of the Executive Board on the prizes to be awarded on the next DGM Day. The meeting of the Award Committee I usually takes place within the framework of the DGM Day.
In addition to the information on the location, date and agenda, the invitation to the meeting also includes the updated list of candidates and the updated list of award winners and honorary members. Permanent agenda items are: determination of decision-making capacity, minutes, agenda, last minutes, updating of a candidate list for Heyn Memorial Coins, DGM Prize, Tammann Commemorative Coin, DGM Pioneer and Honorary Membership, the responsibility to write the laudatory speech and miscellaneous.
The minutes of the meeting needs to be signed by the chairman of the meeting and will be sent to the members of the committee, confidentially.