Nominations are now closed for the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal 2020.

The award will reopen in September 2020. 

The Silver Medal recognises an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to UK engineering, which is resulting in successful market exploitation, by an engineer with less than 22 years in full time employment or equivalent on 1 January in the year of the award and who will normally be Chartered. (Any career breaks will be appropriately considered by the Committee.)

Consideration will be given where an equal contribution has been made by more than one person. In which case, a joint award of two medals may be justified. Co-nominations should be made on the same form.

The recipient(s) of the Silver Medal will be selected by the Royal Academy of Engineering's Awards Committee.

Up to four medals will be awarded annually. The medal will not be awarded if in any year the Academy so decides.

The Award will consist of a medal.

Nominations must provide the following information:

  • Particulars of the Nominee.
  • Citation of no more than 500 words identifying contribution to UK engineering resulting in successful market exploitation. An indication should be given of the ways in which the Nominee is performing outstandingly for experience and seniority, and giving indications of future potential.
  • Details of the Nominee’s technical achievements (no more than 250 words).
  • Outline the Nominee’s commercial success (no more than 250 words).
  • Curriculum vitae of not more than two pages should be attached, relevant to the award. 
  • Letters of support from two referees.  At least one of the referees should be from outside the Nominee's organisation.  The Nominator should not be one of the referees.

Self-nominations are not accepted, however, if you are interested in this award but do not know of anyone to nominate you please contact the Academy.

Only completed nominations will be considered. Please ensure that the nomination form is complete with CV and letters of support at the time of submission.

Each nominator can submit no more than three nominations in any one year for the award.

Submissions must arrive no later than 4pm on Friday 16 November. 

The Academy is committed to diversity and welcomes nominations and nominees from women and other groups who are currently under-represented across engineering, as well as recognising the full breadth of engineering.

Please direct any queries with respect to your nomination to or telephone 020 7766 0630.