Global Awards 2021



Do I need to be an IChemE Member to enter?

No, anyone can enter.

Do I need to be a chemical engineer to enter?

No, but your entry should use chemical engineering principles and/or be applicable to the chemical and process industries.

What does it cost to enter the IChemE Awards?

Submitting an entry to the IChemE Awards is free of charge.

Submission guidance

What is the closing date for entries?

The closing date for entries for the IChemE Global Awards has been extended to Friday 2 July 2021.

What are the judges looking for?

Every team award is scored using the following headings:

  • Engineering/Professional Excellence
  • Evidence of Application
  • Societal Benefit
  • Process Safety and Sustainability/Environmental Impact.

The specific weighting for each category is different.

How many awards categories can I enter?

See the entry forms for detailed guidance. Most entrants can choose up to two awards categories only.

The awards entry form allows you to select which categories you prefer.

In some circumstances the judges may use their discretion and place your submission into another category.

How many entries can I or my organisation submit?

You can submit an unlimited number of different entries. Please remember that each entry is only allowed to enter a maximum of two awards categories.

How do I enter the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering category?

Only the winners of each category are eligible for the Outstanding Achievement Award. Category winners are automatically entered by the judges.

Can I submit a joint entry with a partner organisation?


Can I resubmit an entry from previous years?

Some of the best entries we receive are those that demonstrate incremental improvements to existing plant, process or projects, some of which may have been recognised previously in the IChemE Global Awards.

If you’re planning an entry that builds upon a previous submission, make sure you clearly demonstrate what’s changed since last time.

What do I need to send with my entry form?

Guidance is included on the entry forms. For the team awards you may submit one optional supplementary sheet of information not exceeding 400 words.

It is at the discretion of the judges whether to review this information.

For the categories of Young Industrialist and Young Researcher you will need to send a CV with your entry (should not exceed three pages/1000 words).

Can my entry include drawings, images and tables with technical information?

You can include drawings, images, and tables with technical information on an additional supplementary document sent alongside your entry form. The word limit is 400 words for the supplementary document.

The awards

When will the finalists be announced?

The awards finalists will be announced in September 2021.

What impact will COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have on the IChemE Global Awards?

The awards winners will be announced virtually in a series of IChemE Global Awards webinars in October 2021.

What does it cost to attend the IChemE Global Awards webinars?

The webinars are free to attend and open to all.

Can I present my work as a finalist in the IChemE Global Awards webinars?

All finalists will be invited to present on their work and participate in Q&As with the attendees. Winners will be announced at the end of each webinar.