Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology
Other IET Awards
Awards ceremony 2011
The winners of the IET Ambition and Achievement Awards were announced at The Intercontinental Hotel, London on 9 November 2011. The event was a huge success and was hosted by presenter, biochemist and animal biologist Liz Bonnin.
The awards recognise some of the world's most outstanding engineers and technologists and acknowledge the talents of some exceptional students and young professionals.
The complete list of winners can be found in the ceremony brochure.
Photo gallery and ceremony brochure
The first part of the ceremony focused mainly on the IET's Achievement Awards which recognise and celebrate individual excellence in the various fields of Engineering and Technology. The IET's most prestigious award, the Faraday Medal, was presented to Professor Donald E Knuth.
The second part of the ceremony included IET Premium Awards which are for authors of the best papers published in the IET Research Journals and the IET Ambition Awards which recognise and reward excellence in individuals within the engineering and technology fields.
The ceremony also included the global final of the "Present around the World" competition, a technical presentation competition for students and young professionals.
Five contestants from across the globe gave a ten minute presentation and the audience chose the winner and runner up by voting for their favourite. The winner, Mitali Kakran, received a £1,000 cash prize and the runner-up, Muhammad Saad Ali, received £500.
Over the last six years, the IET has been conducting a carefully choreographed marketing campaign to increase awareness of the IET Scholarships and awards programme.
The IET is delighted that, in 2011, the scholarships programme enabled the IET to reach thousands of school teachers, students, academics and parents.
This has resulted in a record response to the Ambition awards, with entries increasing by 78% year on year. Similarly we gained many entries from all over the world for our Achievement Awards, with a 200% increase year on year.
These results have made 2011 the most competitive year ever for both Ambition and Achievement awards.
Interview with Liz Bonnin
2014 key dates
Deadline for Postgraduate Scholarship applications:
3 April 2014, 17:00 (BST)
Deadline for Achievement Medal nominations:
30 May 2014, 17:00 (BST)
Deadline for Apprentice and Technician Award applications:
30 May 2014, 17:00 (BST)
Deadline for Undergraduate Scholarship applications:
29 August 2014, 17:00 (BST)
The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
19 November 2014, 13:00 (GMT)