Dear IGU Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to inform that the calls of nominations of the candidates for the following four IGU Honors & Awards 2022 is still open for nomination.

The IGU Lauréat d’honneur, established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction or who have rendered outstanding service in the work of the IGU or in international geography.(download award nomination form English/French)

The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal, created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to peace, human welfare, or sustainability (download award nomination form English/French).

The IGU Early Career Award in Geography, instituted to recognize excellence in research by scholars during the decade after completing their formal education in geography (download award nomination form English/French).

The IGU Award for Distinguished Geographical Practice, inaugurated to recognize geographers whose work is notable for its adoption and responsible application by diverse communities in and outside the academy (download award nomination form English/French).

Nominations of candidates for all the the IGU Honors & Awards in 2022, to be announced and presented at the 2022Extraordinary International Geographical Congress in Paris, France, must be made on the forms attached. The completed form should be e-mailed to the Chair of the IGU Honours and Awards Committee, Emeritus Professor Ronald F. Abler of The Pennsylvania State University (USA) at to arrive no later than 31 December 2021. A brief resume for the nominee (no more than 5 pages) should be submitted at the same time.

Sincerely Yours,
Yukio Himiyama, IGU Past President (in charge of IGU Honors and Awards)