Offering prizes and holding competitions can raise the profile of the IET to students and young professionals and help communities build local partnerships.
The IET Awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.
The IET provides over £1million in awards, prizes and scholarships, to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.
As an IET volunteer, there are a number of prizes and competitions that you may come across - some of these are listed below. For more information about the IET Awards programme you can download the PDF brochure.
A range of undergraduate scholarships worth at least £1,000 and postgraduate scholarships worth up to £10,000.
At least £1,000 per year for students who achieve 3 ‘A’s or above in their A-Levels (or equivalent), starting an IET accredited degree course in the autumn and who are ambassadors for engineering.
£500 travel awards available to members if you want to broaden your professional experience through undertaking a study tour, working in industry or attending a conference abroad.
Medals for outstanding individuals and celebrating individual excellence in engineering and technology.
A new Achievement Medal for major and outstanding contributions voluntarily given to furthering the aims of the IET will be awarded for the first time in 2015. This award recognises the importance of volunteers to the IET in its mission to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community.
Three awards consisting of Apprentice of the Year, Technician of the Year and Armed Forces Technician of the Year. Prize worth £1,000 plus professional registration fees.
The IET presentation competition for young professionals aged 18 to 26, on a subject related to engineering and technology. Talk for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering or technology and win cash prizes at every level, including £1,000 for the Global Final.
The Global Challenge aims to encourage Young Professionals across the globe to address a real world engineering challenge with their diverse academic and technical exposure. The Challenge will focus on the technical feasibility, efficiency and innovation of the proposed solution as well as challenge the marketing skills of participants.
Scholarships and work placements available to undergraduate students interested in a career in power engineering.
This award seeks to reward the very best early career female engineers that the UK has to offer, highlight the achievements of women in engineering and encourage others to enter the profession.
Spanning 15 categories, these free to enter international awards are open to individuals and organisations in both industry and academia. Judged by engineering experts, the Innovation Awards recognise the depth and breadth of innovative work being carried out across all areas of engineering and technology.
An international prize of £300,000 for an innovative researcher. The winner delivers a Prize Lecture in London on their research.
The IET Prize and IET Manufacturing Engineering Student Prize are awarded annually to outstanding students who are undergoing or have completed a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by each approved university on the basis of having shown distinction in a specified stage of a course leading to the award of a first degree. One nomination is available per IET accredited university.
The Prize consists of a certificate and two years free membership of the IET effective immediately on award of the Prize.
Where the universities or colleges do not have IET accredited programmes, Local Networks can offer an IET Local Network Prize to reward excellence in students. The prize winner should be nominated on the official form by the academic establishment on the basis of having achieved excellence on a course that falls within the IET’s scope of interest. No restriction regarding age, sex or nationality should be made.
The value of the award must be £250 or an amount with an equivalent purchasing power in other countries. Only one award should be offered per establishment even where there are a number of different departments specialising in different areas of engineering and technology. The cost of running the event and the value of the prize must be included in the Network plan.