Victor Nightingall (1881-1947) was a leading 20th Century Australian scientist and inventor based in Melbourne. He invented and patented the world’s first inorganic zinc silicate coating and founded the inorganic zinc coating industry in the 1940s .  

The Victor Nightingall Award was established in 1998 by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) in honour of Victor Nightingall. The award is given to recognise distinguished achievement in the development, manufacture or application of protective coatings or advancement of the protective coatings industry. The purpose of the award is to honour and recognise those who have made a significant contribution to their industry, and nominations are particularly encouraged from contractors and applicators either as a company or organisation, or as individuals within Australia and New Zealand.

The Victor Nightingall Award is determined by the Coatings Technical Committee. Nominations open for the Victor Nightingall Award open following the conclusion of the prior year’s conference.

Nominations close 30th August 2024

Download the Victor Nightingall Nomination Form and please submit the completed document to the link below:

For further clarification on the Victor Nightingall Award, please email


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