Nominations for the 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering are now open!
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 £500,000 prize is the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade, awarded to up to ten engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awarding of the first QEPrize. Over the past decade, we have honoured 20 eminent engineers whose innovations have affected billions of lives. As we approach this milestone year, we are seeking a diverse range of nominations that truly epitomise excellence in engineering.
The QEPrize is an international award and accepts nominations from anywhere in the world. The only limitations are that self-nomination and posthumous nomination are not allowed.
Nominations for the 2024 QEPrize are now open and will close on 14 July 2023.
Criteria: The judges will use these criteria to select the winner, or winners, of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering:
- What is it that this person has done (or up to ten people have done) that is a ground-breaking innovation in engineering?
- In what way has this innovation been of global benefit to humanity?
- Is there anyone else who might claim to have had a pivotal role in this development?
The Process: Please read the Prize Rules & Conditions before starting your nomination.
- Nominations will be managed online.
- Nominees will receive an email informing them of the nomination.
- Referees will be invited to support the nomination, entering their references on the website.
- Completed, eligible nominations will go forward to the judges.
- Does the innovation have global impact?
- Can you identify up to 10 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?