The Stevenson-Hamilton award is offered biennially by the ZSSA Council in the form of a citation, medal, and certificate to an amateur Zoologist for exceptional contribution(s) to Zoology.

It could be awarded to any non-professional Zoologist. Candidates are proposed and seconded by members of the Society. Should more than three nominations be received, a subcommittee consisting of the President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary will narrow down the number of nominees to three. These will then be tabled at a Council meeting for a decision by ballot. The award shall be made at the banquet dinner during the annual conference. Council shall have the power to hold over the award if suitable candidates are not forthcoming.