6 May 2019 – The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards open today. The British Interplanetary Society has again been selected by the Foundation to organise and manage the awards.
The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards recognise and reward those individuals and teams that have made notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all British space activities. Better known as ‘The Arthurs’, they have been presented annually since 2005. See a list of all past winners
The winners will be announced and the awards presented on Thursday 14 November at the British Interplanetary Society’s Reinventing Space Conference Dinner in the International Conference Centre in Belfast. The three finalists in each category will be invited to attend.
The British Interplanetary Society invites nominations for the 2019 Awards for achievements in 2018/19. Unlike many other awards, nominations can be made by the general public using the online nomination form or by completing the hard copy nomination form and sending it to the Society at 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SZ.
To be nominated, the nominee must be a person or team, alive, or operating, in 2018/19, and, for all categories except the International Award, should be clearly linked to the United Kingdom. That is, either as a UK citizen, or citizens, or based, and primarily working, in the UK or in a UK-based team or on a UK-led project.
The six “Space Achievement” awards are given for achievements linked to 2018/19 in some way, either having been completed in that year or having reached a significant award-worthy milestone. The Lifetime Award should recognise the complete career of the nominee while the International Award can either recognise the lifetime achievement of an internationally recognised individual or a particularly noteworthy achievement by an international team or individual in the year 2018/19.
The Nominations and Judging Panels, made up of senior representatives from all parts of the space sector, will ensure that all areas are covered and will reserve the right to move entries from one category to another or add or withdraw categories if deemed necessary.
Nominations must include full contact details of both the Nominee and the Nominator and nomination statements must be limited to 150 words. Links to any supporting documentation on the Internet can be included.
Nominations will close on Monday 8 July 2019
If you have been impressed, inspired or intrigued by any aspect of space activity or outreach, then submit a nomination for the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards. Please help us reach our Awards target of 100+ entries.
2019 Award Categories
The proposed eight award categories are:
1. Space Achievement – Industry/Project Team
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements by a team in all space activities. This includes any activity by a commercial or government organisation that designs, manufactures, supplies or operates space systems, equipment or hardware, or supports and promotes the space industry.
2. Space Achievement – Industry/Project Individual
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements by an individual in all space activities. This includes any activity by a commercial or government organisation that designs, manufactures, supplies or operates space systems, equipment or hardware, or supports and promotes the space industry.
3. Space Achievement – Academic Study/Research
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements in space research by a team or individual employed by an academic organisation. This includes research carried out in any subject related to space, whether in science, engineering, medicine, humanities, art or design.
4. Space Achievement – Education and Outreach
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements in space education and outreach. This includes: formal education at all levels, informal education, education about space, education for the space community (e.g. workforce development), education using space assets/resources, and outreach to the general public or specific target groups.
5. Space Achievement – Student
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements by a school, undergraduate or postgraduate student team or individual for any space-related activity, from basic research to awards and outreach. Nominees must be no more than 28 years of age on 31st December 2017.
6. Space Achievement – Media, broadcast and written
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements in space media. This includes any media, related to space, such as journalism, documentary, drama or other entertainment or scholarly record in any form, including written, filmed, broadcast, web/internet-based or staged.
7. Lifetime Achievement
This award is made for exceptional achievement in an area of space activity. Examples of this might include lifetime achievement, breakthroughs in space science/technology, space undertakings of global impact/significance, etc.
8. International Achievement
This award is made for significant or outstanding achievements by an international team or individual which either feature or further an important international aspect in an area of space activity. The final selection and judging of this award is carried out by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Board itself.