Global Awards

Why enter

If you’ve attended the awards you’ll know they are great occasion and an excellent way to celebrate excellence and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process industries.

If you’re new to the awards, here are reasons why you should think about applying, attending or even sponsoring this year’s events.

Spoilt for choice

There’s something for all fields of chemical engineering including the education sector and industries such as food, water, energy, oil and gas. 

There are also dedicated categories for chemical engineers just starting out in their careers, as well as senior figures in the chemical and process industries. The choice is yours.

Free and easy application

Time is precious, so we’ve made entry as easy as possible. A few contact details and a maximum of 1,850 words (you can write less if you want!) is all you need to provide in our simple application form.

Remember, entering the awards is free and you don’t need to be a member. Don't forget to look at our Entry Tips and FAQs on how to submit a great entry.

Great sponsors

Successful events always attract excellent sponsors.

Here's just some of the names who supported previous IChemE's award ceremonies:

Shell, GSK, ABB, AstraZeneca, Rolls-Royce, Morgan Sindall Professional Services, NES Global Talent, Bouygues Energies and Services, PM Group, Costain, Reliance Industries, Simon Carves Engineering, Sellafield Ltd, ExxonMobil, Jacobs, BCECA, Otto Simon, BPE Process Design Engineering, Aramco, BP, Johnson Matthey, Wood, Doosan Babcocks.

If you would like to sponsor or support the Global Awards, please contact us.

Judged by the profession

Ever wondered who judges the awards? The answer is senior figures in the chemical and process industries and Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Up to 30 judges scrutinise the entries each year, overseen by our Global Awards Head Judge, Keith Batchelor.

If you are a finalist or win an award you’ll know your achievements have been recognised by your peers and senior figures in the profession – what could be better?

Your success is our business

IChemE likes nothing better than to promote good news, especially if it involves chemical engineering and chemical engineers.

The awards are our biggest series of events and we use our teams of journalists, marketers and PR professionals to make sure that all IChemE Members, and the wider chemical and process industries, have the opportunity to read about and watch video of your success and achievements.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

We all know how important the chemical and process industries are to maintaining and improving quality of life, but reputations should never be taken for granted.

The awards are one of the best independent ways to enhance your reputation and demonstrate publicly your efforts to improve safety, efficiency and many other aspects of chemical and process engineering.

Not convinced? Just ask your employees, shareholders, stakeholders, customers and communities why CSR matters.

A badge of quality and excellence

Not everyone gets the opportunity to use the logo of a leading global professional body to endorse their organisation. But all finalists, highly commended and winning entries at the awards are granted permission to use the official IChemE Awards logo.

It's a tangible badge of quality and yours to keep and use on stationery, online and all your promotional material – forever.

Reward your chemical engineers

Chemical and process engineers are one of the most valued and well-paid professions in the world. And why not – they have the capacity to innovate, save money, maintain safety and optimise your business performance.

Rewarding them with the opportunity to attend the Global Awards is another great opportunity to support their continuous professional development and job satisfaction.

Truly global

IChemE is headquartered in the UK, but we have offices all over the world and members in around 100 countries. Since 1994, many different nations have triumphed making the awards a truly global event with international recognition.

A night to remember

VIP treatment, great food and drink, entertainment, celebrities, tension and drama, win or lose, everyone who attends the awards is guaranteed to leave with some excellent memories – some of you may even have a precious IChemE Award trophy to share with your colleagues!

Hospitality and networking

Relationships are important and there aren't too many opportunities to share quality time with your business partners, customers and colleagues. That’s why the awards is one of the best opportunities to host your own table of invited guests, as well as catch up with other leading and emerging figures in the chemical and process industries attending the event.

If you would like any more details about the awards, please contact us.