Competition sees engineers engineer trophy to win trophy

Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by The Manufacturer

Nine young engineers and designers have been shortlisted for the Create the Trophy award.

The competition was entered by hundreds of young people across the UK.

17 to 24 year olds were challenged to design an iconic trophy that represents the wonder of modern engineering. Shortlisted designs were chosen from a record number of entries.

The nine shortlisted designs are now in competition to be selected as the winning design by the Create the Trophy competition judges.

The winning designer will see their trophy presented in 2015 to the winners of the worlds’ most prestigious engineering prize: the £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

The entrants will be whittled down and then judged by an expert panel of scientists engineers and industry professionals, including: Ian Blatchford, director of the Science museum, Sir John Sorrell of the University of Arts, London; Roma Agrawal, structural engineer; Mark Miodownik, materials scientist and broadcaster; David Rowan, editor in chief of Wired and Jennifer Leggett, engineering student and the Create the Trophy competition winner in 2013.

Chairman of the QEPrize trustees, Lord Browne of Madingley said, “The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering celebrates the transformational power of engineering by honouring engineers whose work has changed the world.”