The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2016 - Inspire, Inform, Influence, Invited – Celebrate the women who will shape the future (Title image with photos showing the faces of four women engineers)

Deadline for entries 30 June 2016

How to enter


  • Before applying, please ensure you have read the criteria section
  • Please also ensure you read the instructions on this page entirely – most queries we receive are usually due to the submission instructions not being read properly


The entry process

  • All online entries must be completed by the person entering (you cannot fill it out on behalf of someone else), and a completed nominators form submitted by 30 June 2016 17:00 (BST) if it is to be considered


Reviewing of entries

  • All entries will be reviewed and candidate notified by the end of August
  • Successful candidates (or, the “Shortlist”) will be invited to an interview which will be in London on 7 September 2016
  • The top five shortlisted candidates (or “the finalists”) will have a short film produced about them which will be played at the ceremony and used to help promote the awards and women in engineering
  • All finalists will be required to attend the ceremony held at the IET London: Savoy Place on Thursday 1 December 2016


Submitting your entry


Register as a new user on the entry system

  1. Enter the YWE online submission system via the access button
  2. Register as a new user: click on the red text at top of screen and fill out all required fields on the form
  3. Confirmation screen – upon completion of your user account, you will receive a confirmation email and an endorsement form


Completing the online entry form

  1. Enter the YWE online submission system via the access button
  2. Login with your username and password
  3. Select “click her to make a submission” in the blue box at the top
  4. Complete all four sections of the entry form:
    - Section A – Candidate details
    - Section B – Relevant Apprenticeship Information
    - Section C – Employment and free-text questions
    - Section D – Nominator’s form upload (see step 5 – “Completing the nominators form” below)


Tips for your submission

  • Do not use the forward or back buttons on your browser, use the “Back” and “Next” buttons at the bottom of each page
  • You do not have to complete your entry in one go, you can complete your entry in stages
  • Every time you press “next” the system will save all the data input on that screen. So you could choose to complete one section and then come back to it later to amend it, or, complete other questions / the next section. You cannot skip a – mandatory (required) question will need data input in order to progress to the next section
  • If you are not ready to submit your endorsement form this can be uploaded at a later date


Free text questions suggestions

  • Don’t type directly into the free-text answer boxes – if you don’t press “next” before closing, you will lose your text
  • For the longer, free text questions pre-prepare your answers in a word document and then copy and paste
  • Don’t forget to check that each fits within the word limit!


Remember you can always go back to change / tweak answers at any time before the entry deadline.


Submitting the endorsement form

Every entry must be validated by submitting a completed endorsement form.

  • Please ensure you have downloaded the PDF endorsement form and it is completed by your chosen nominator
  • Once completed by your nominator, please re-access the online submission system via the access button
  • Log-in using your username and password
  • Click on the reference number for your entry
  • Upload your form in the Endorsement section
  • Select finish and you’re done!



“My endorser wants to view my entry before completing the endorsement form – how can I give them access to it?”

Once you have completed all sections you just need to skip to the summary screen.

Here you can print out a hard copy of your entry using the “print” button Alternatively you can print to PDF and send them aversion as an email attachment.

You can then login later and upload the completed form at the nominators form upload screen.


Summary screen

Once you have completed all sections and you click the “finish” button, you will receive a pop up notification saying your submission has been successfully completed (or amended, as appropriate).

Click on OK and you will see a summary screen of all the data you have entered and you will receive a confirmation email.


Making changes to your entry

You can go back and finish / amend/updated any section(s) you wish and / or re-upload an updated version of your endorsement form at any time up until the closing date of 30 June 2016, 17:00 (BST).


To amend your entry

  • Log-in to the system
  • Click on the reference number for your entry and make amendments
  • Remember to save amendments by clicking “next”
  • To re-upload a later version of your endorsement form, just browse to the new file and hit the next button to save. You can check the file has uploaded correctly on the summary screen by clicking on the “supporting” link at the bottom



  • Judging will be based solely on the information submitted by the candidate and the nominator
  • Decisions reached will be regarded as final after the decisions have been announced
  • The IET reserves the right not to present any listed YWE award / prize
  • The IET or other associated societies cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for candidates, either prior to or during the awards



If you have any queries about the submission process or you want to withdraw you entry please contact

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