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Who can enter?

  • The awards are open to anyone, individuals, and organisations of all sizes
  • Some categories do have specific criteria which is clearly outlined in the scopes.

Can you only enter if you’re in the UK?

  • This year the Excellence and Innovation Awards have 16 categories in total. 12 of these categories are for organisations and individuals based in the UK and Europe only.
  • If you are outside this area, you can apply for the three Engineers in Society: Team Awards and for the International Awards.

Do you have to be a member of the IET?

  • No, we welcome innovations from anyone.

Is there a fee to enter the awards?

  • If you are submitting your entry for the individual and project categories after the early bird deadline of 31 May 2024 you will need to pay an entry fee +VAT per entry. Each innovation can be entered into a maximum of three categories and the fee will be applicable for each category entered. The Engineers in Society: Team categories will remain free to enter until the closing date of 12 July 2024.

Can I enter more than one category?

  • Of course, and we welcome it!
  • Please note, however, that each innovation can only be entered into a maximum of three categories
  • Our entry system is set up to allow you to duplicate your entry so just tweak each one to be relevant to the category.

Can I enter with more than one innovation?

  • Yes, absolutely we want to hear about your work.

When are the finalists announced?

  • We make the announcement in September every year.

Does it have to be commercialised or already launched?

  • Not necessarily. Please check the scope of the category you wish to enter for more information.

Can I add supporting materials to my submission?

  • Yes, you can, and these can be photos, graphics, videos or testimonials. You may add a maximum of five files under 7MB and five files over 7MB to support your application
  • For files over 7MB please host your file on a file sharing site i.e. YouTube, Dropbox or similar and provide the link in your application.

Will my submission be published in the public domain?

  • Yes, the finalists and winners will be published through a variety of channels and available to the public.

Can I edit my submission after it has been submitted?

  • Once your submission has been completed you cannot make any edits.