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2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Nominations for the 2021 QEPrize are currently open, and will close on 17 July 2020.

The QEPrize seeks nominations from the public that celebrate a wide variety of engineering innovations across all sectors of the profession, and a breadth of nominators from all corners of the globe.

The £1 million prize is the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade, awarded to up to five engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.

The only limitations are that self-nomination and posthumous nomination are not allowed.

Full nominations should be made by completing the nominations form via the link below. 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.

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, please 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.

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About Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation

Diverse, multifaceted, and continually evolving, engineering creates the solutions to global challenges and improves billions of lives. Engineers have enabled us to work together across the planet, explore the smallest cells and the most distant stars, and navigate our way through the world. Awarded every two years, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) champions bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation which is of global benefit to humanity. The £1 million prize celebrates engineering’s visionaries, inspiring young minds to consider engineering as a career choice and... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The QEPrize is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a groundbreaking innovation in engineering and we are delighted that you have chosen to submit a nomination to highlight the innovator(s) who have contributed to a substantial, lasting change in the world.

Previous winning innovations include the Internet and the World Wide Web, (2013), controlled drug delivery (2015), digital imaging sensors (2017) and the Global Positioning System (2019).


Requirements for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Qualification

Entry to the prize is open to any living individual (or up to five individuals) of any nationality who are personally responsible for a groundbreaking innovation in engineering which has been of benefit to humanity.

Nominations Checklist

  • Does the innovation have 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?

View an example nomination here.

 


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Application Deadline

July 17, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation on nominations.qeprize.org to apply

If you need help or have questions about making a nomination, please email [email protected].

  • The closing date to submit your nomination(s) is 17 July 2020
  • The 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 will be released closer to the time


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