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.


Nominations are now open for a selection of our 2020 awards via the online system:

Online nominations system

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


The MacRobert Award

OPEN until 31 January 2020: The premier award for UK innovation in engineering

Colin Campbell Mitchell Award

OPEN until 21 February 2020: 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

OPEN until 21 February 2020: For the public promotion of engineering by an individual, small team or project

Individual medals

Silver Medal

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

Prince Philip Medal

For exceptional contributions to engineering through practice, management or education

President's Medal

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

Sir Frank Whittle Medal

OPEN until 21 February 2020: For outstanding and sustained achievement in any engineering discipline

Sir George Macfarlane Medal

OPEN until 21 February 2020: This award is presented to the overall winner of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year award

International Medal

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