The Queen Elizabeth Prize is calling for the public to nominate innovator(s) who have contributed to a substantial lasting change in the world. This is an opportunity to celebrate a wide variety of engineering innovations across all sectors of the profession.
The QEPrize is a £1 million prize and the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade. It has awarded to up to five engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.
The prize celebrates engineering’s visionaries, inspiring young minds to consider engineering as a career choice and to help to solve the challenges of the future. The prize also encourages engineers to help extend the boundaries of what is possible across all disciplines and applications.
Entry to the prize is open to any living individual (or up to five individuals) of any nationality who are personally responsible for groundbreaking innovation in engineering which has been of benefit to humanity. And should answer in affirmation to the following question.
- Does the innovation have a global impact?
- Can you identify up to 5 engineers responsible?
- Do you have enough information to write a case for nomination?
- Are you able to identify at least 2 people who are familiar enough with the innovation to act as referees?
How The Nomination Works
You will be asked to explain how the nominated innovation meets the judging criteria. Identify the engineer or engineers responsible for the innovation, and provide two referees who are sufficiently knowledgeable to support the nomination.
But, if you have limited information on an innovation but believe it to be ground-breaking and to have already displayed a significant benefit to humanity, you can do well to provide as much information as you can. The information will be used to make further enquiries as to the suitability of the suggestion and, where appropriate, to prepare a full nomination.
However, self-nomination and posthumous nominations are not allowed.
Timeline For The Queen Elizabeth Prize 2021
- You can submit your nomination(s) until 17 July 2020
- Deadline for referees to submit supporting statements is 14 August 2020
- The winner(s) of the 2021 QEPrize will be announced in February 2021 and further details released closer to the time.
Please note that all information that you provide will be treated with the utmost confidence.
So, if you know any engineering innovation, note that the nominations for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize is currently open until 17 July 2020. To read more and nominate your candidate, follow the link: https://qeprize.org/nominate
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