The Society currently provides three annual prizes to high performing geography students at three Queensland Universities:
The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland prize for each university comprise $500 cash, an engraved medal and one year’s free membership to the RGSQ.
In 2014 the University of Queensland’s Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Prize was renamed in recognition of Keith Smith, RGSQ Life Member and Society Secretary/Manager from 1986 to 2012.
The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, Keith Smith Prize was established in 1969, and the prize is maintained by an annual donation from the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.
It is awarded by the Head of School to the student with the most distinction in the courses comprising a major in Geography or Geographical Sciences.