The celebration of engineering excellence is at the heart of the Royal Academy of Engineering's work. The UK produces a large number of engineers whose achievements in the academic and professional practice of engineering have a huge impact on society. The Academy's awards celebrate the significant contribution of engineering to the nation’s wealth, health and wellbeing and recognise engineers at all stages of their careers.

Awards given by the Royal Academy of Engineering seek to recognise and reward the very best of engineering talent from not only across the UK but internationally as well. The Academy seeks to inspire the next generation of engineers by identifying and rewarding possible role models and by demonstrating the relevance of engineering to society today.

2016 award nominations are now closed.

Future award nominations will be made via our online system:

Online nominations system

If not already registered on our website, you must first register and create a profile.


The RAEng ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs award, and other schemes for entrepreneurs, can be found here:

Support for entrepreneurs

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation rewards engineering entrepreneurship in Africa: 

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Individual awards

International Medal

For outstanding and sustained personal achievement in engineering by an individual who is neither a UK resident nor a British citizen.

President's Medal

For an Academy Fellow who has greatly contributed to the Academy’s work and aims.

Prince Philip Medal

For exceptional contributions to engineering through practice, management or education.

Silver Medal

For an outstanding personal contribution to UK engineering by an early to mid-career engineer resulting in market exploitation.

Other awards

Colin Campbell Mitchell Award

For an engineer or small team of engineers who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of any field of UK engineering.

Major Project Award

For a team that has played a critical role in a major engineering project that has had substantial impact on society.

Rooke Award

For the public promotion of engineering by an individual, small team or project.