This award is made for the best STA Diploma Part 2 Examination paper written each year if a score of 90% or above has been achieved. It can be made to more than one candidate if more than one outstanding paper is received. If, on the other hand, it is the opinion of the judges that no such paper has been written in any one year, the prize is not awarded. Thus the merit of the award is retained.
Bronwen Wood was one of the founder Board members of the modern STA and died suddenly in late-December 2002. Bronwen was instrumental in developing both the STA Diploma Examination and the courses leading to the examination. She wrote and marked all the papers in the early years. Even when she went to work in Abu Dhabi from 1993 to 1999, Bronwen retained a lively interest in how the educational side of the STA was progressing.
In addition to her work for education, Bronwen was herself a great technical analyst, rated one of the best by her peers, particularly for her work on the equity indices and individual shares. For both her contribution to education, and for her outstanding analytical skills, she was made a Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts in 1993.
Bronwen was also a long-standing member of the Board of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and of its Executive Committee, variously as Secretary and Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Through this connection, she was widely respected world wide, as well as in the UK, as an outstanding technical analyst and an expert in the teaching of technical analysis.
Winners of the Prize
2005: Tom Winstone
2006: No Award
2007: Joint: Michael Estry, Mark Andrew Lim, Colm McCaughley
2008: Colin Simpson
2009: Marc Fournier, David Thomas
2010: No Award
2011: Paul Truscott
2012: No Award
2013: No Award
2014: No Award
2015: Daniel Belchers
2016: Marco Meola
2017: Aldo Lagrutta