Final nominations sought for £1million engineering prize
With just under a month to go before nominations close for the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the prize's Chair of Trustees, Lord Browne of Madingley has made a final call for engineers around the world to enter the £1million global prize.
Launched in November last year by Prime Minister David Cameron, The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering will be awarded biannually to an individual or team of up to three people for a 'groundbreaking' advance in engineering which has led to significant international public benefit.
As well as recognising and celebrating the best, the prize will provide an opportunity to demonstrate how engineers and engineering are making a real difference across the world.
The Royal Academy of Engineering will deliver the accolade, which will be overseen by a charitable trust chaired by Lord Browne. He commented: "The bar is set extremely high for our inaugural prize. We are entering the final straight as far as the nominations process is concerned and I am keen to get the message out that it isn't too late to enter this prestigious prize.
"What has been apparent from the entries we've received so far is that engineering is truly a global discipline. We have received high quality nominations from all four corners of the globe and the judging panel will have their work cut out when it comes to choosing our first ever winner."
Nominations for the QE Prize close at 17.00 GMT on September 14 and the winner, or winners, will receive the award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in May 2013.
For more information or to make a nomination, visit http://qeprize.org/.
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