George Tombs has won the following awards for his creative and research work.

2020 – Nature Without Borders International Film Festival (Delaware), the Award of Outstanding Excellence in Biography, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Nature Without Borders International Film Festival (Delaware), the Award of Excellence in Cinematography, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Nature Without Borders International Film Festival (Delaware), the Award of Excellence in Sound Editing, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Nature Without Borders International Film Festival (Delaware), the Award of Excellence in Editing, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Beyond Earth Film Festival (India), the Award for Best Historical Feature, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – San Francisco Book Festival, the Wild Card Award, for the audiobook version of Mind the Gap. This award is for a surprising, out-of-the-blue work that doesn’t fit any of the Festival’s other categories.

2020 – Montreal Independent Film Festival, the Award for the Best First Documentary, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Montreal Independent Film Festival, the Award of Excellence in Feature Documentary, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Toronto Independent Film Festival, the Award for the Best Documentary Feature of the Year, for The Blinding Sea.

2020 – Reader Views (a literary competition based in Austin, Texas), Reviewers Choice Award for Best Humor/Satire of the Year, for Mind the Gap.

2008 – St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, Florida), Distinguished Lecture Series. St. Thomas Law invited George to the university as a Distinguished Lecturer, to mark his Contribution to Legal Scholarship, in researching and writing the unauthorized biography of Conrad Black, Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour (2007). (An academic award.)

2007 (June-July) – Oxford University, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Resident Fellowship. As a Resident Fellow, George undertook research on the social aspects of whether/how clinicians and patients are influenced by published papers (or media accounts of these papers) outlining new medical evidence. This relates directly to the difficulty of going from publication of medical research to its use in clinical practice. The media play a huge role in recasting or translating medical evidence into compelling human-interest narratives – for better or worse. This in turn has serious implications for whether/how clinicians and patients are influenced by published papers. (An academic award.)

2003 – McGill University PhD (Doctorate in History), Dissertation title: Man the Machine: the History of a Metaphor from Leonardo da Vinci to H.G. Wells, Dean’s Honour List. (An academic award.)

1988 – Michener Fellowship, awarded for a selection of George’s feature articles on Arctic Canada, French Guiana and Patagonia, in English and French. George devoted his fellowship to a study of journalism ethics in Canada, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.