Last chance to nominate your QE Prize winner

Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by The Manufacturer

Organisers of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering have issued a final call for nominations for the £1m award.

The official closing date for the second round of the Queen Elizabeth Prize is July 14.

The prize was established in 2011 to recognise the outstanding contributions made to society by engineering professionals. It aimed to set itself up as an equivalent to the Nobel Prize for engineers.

The prize recognises engineering genius globally and the winners receive a share of a £1m award.

The first Queen Elizabeth Award went to a group of pioneering computer and software engineers who paved the way for the World Wide Web, Internet technology and web browser services.

The nominations process for the second iteration of the award opened in March this year and once all entries have been submitted, a judging process will continue until early 2015 when the winners will be announced.

Lord Browne of Madingley, chairman of the board of trustees for the QE Prize commented “The bar was set extremely high for our inaugural prize in 2013.

“We are entering the final straight as far as nominations for the next prize go, and I am keen to get the message out that it is not too late to enter.”

Lord Madingley also confirmed that the award has so far received a number of high quality nominations from across the world, “reflecting the breadth and humanity of engineering.”

To submit a nomination please visit the QEPrize website –