IET Awards and Prizes update

24 April 2013
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Dr Chiariglione receiving the 2012 Faraday Medal.

Dr Chiariglione receiving the 2012 Faraday Medal from IET president Prof Andy Hopper.

It's been a busy start to the year for the teams involved in Awards and Prizes. Find out about just some of the recent highlights below.

Achievement Awards

Celebrating individual excellence in engineering and technology. This year’s deadline for nominations is 31 May 2013. Nominating is simple, via an online nomination form.

The IET also has a new Achievement Awards website, now covering Scholarships and Apprentice and Technician awards as well as the Achievement medals.

Innovation Awards

The beginning of this year has also seen the re-launch of the Innovation Awards website. Celebrating innovation, the Awards are an opportunity for highlighting the best new innovations across the world, and recognise excellence across 15 categories spanning the breadth of science, engineering and technology. Entry deadline 26 July 2013. Categories for 2013 are:

Asset Management
Built Environment
Communications (new)
Consumer Electronics Technology (new)
Healthcare Technologies
Information Technology
Intelligent Systems
Measurement in Action
Vehicle Technologies (new)
Emerging Technology Design
Navigation Communications (new)
Model-based Engineering
Power Energy
Start-up (new).

Awards Brochure

Finally, a new brochure covering all IET awards, prizes and scholarships is now available.

The brochure covers all IET awards and scholarships for 2013, including the IET’s three awards ceremonies. An online version is available at IET Awards book 2013 If you would like a hard copy please email awards@theiet.org.

The brochure will be updated annually and team would therefore welcome feedback. If you’d like any further information on the brochure, or have any suggestions, please email Linda Deleay.



Upcoming key award schemes, ceremonies and dates:

Achievement Awards – medals given out in recognition of achievement. Nominate by 31 May 2013.

Apprentice Awards – launching this year, three awards consisting of Apprentice of the Year, Technician of the Year and Armed Forces Technician of the Year. Entry deadline 31 May 2013.

Present around the World competition (PATW) – a presentation competition for anyone aged 18-26yrs.

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award – awards to recognise female engineers and encourage more to get involved within the engineering and technology sector. Entry deadline 31 July 2013.


Diamond Jubilee Scholarships – deadline to apply 27 June 2013.
Students who achieve 3 ‘A’s at A Level or 3 ‘A’ grade Advanced Highers or 5 ‘A’ grade Highers and are due to start on an IET-accredited BEng/MEng engineering or technology degree course in September/October 2013 are eligible to receive £1,000 per year of their study.

Undergraduate Scholarships – deadline to apply 27 June 2013.
Scholarships available to undergraduates on IET-accredited courses worth £1,000.

Travel Awards – grants available if you want to broaden your professional experience through undertaking a study tour, working in industry or attending a conference abroad.



AF Harvey Prize- a £300,000 prize for a top researcher – the latest winner has been announced and there will be a prize giving ceremony on 23 May 2013.

IET Achievement Awards ceremony – 20 November2013, celebrating scholarship and Achievement Award winners and to announce the Apprentice Award winners. Plus, we have the PATW competition global final!

Innovation Awards ceremony – 20 November 2013, dinner and ceremony offering attendees the chance to meet the finalists and share the excitement as this year’s winners are revealed!

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony – an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the YWE Awards, held on 5 December 2013.