Nominations for inspiring engineers are being sought by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers for its annual Prestige Awards.
The awards cover everything from original research through to innovations or initiatives that help drive forward the field of engineering and will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony in London in November.
Patrick Kniveton, president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “These awards provide the perfect opportunity for engineers to recognise engineering excellence among their peers and to celebrate the contribution they have made to advance engineering.”
The James Clayton Prize, worth up to £10,000, is for one or several members of the Institution who have made a significant achievement to modern engineering science in recent years.
The Verena Winifred Holmes Award, named after the Institution’s first female member, will go to a person who can demonstrate how they have furthered equality and diversity. The award is worth £1,500.
The James Watt International Award is awarded every two years to an engineer who has attained worldwide recognition in mechanical engineering.
The Award for Risk Reduction in Mechanical Engineering, worth £1,000, recognises any engineer who has contributed to the understanding or reduction of risk in any area of mechanical engineering.
Nominations are open until 31 March 2013. For more information or to nominate a group or individual, visit the IMechE website.