The SEPnet Public Engagement Awards 2021 are now open for nominations! The deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021. The awards ceremony will be held online on March 25th 2021.
The awards have been postponed from September 2020 in the hope that they would be able to go ahead in person. Unfortunately, that won’t be possible this year, however we wanted to make sure that they still went ahead so that we can celebrate and recognise that incredible engagement work that goes on across the whole of SEPnet. In recognition of the current situation we have also added in an award which specifically recognises engagement work done during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full list of categories is:
Newcomer Award (Individual)
Communication Award (Individual)
Innovation Project Award (Project)
Achievement Award (Individual)
Impact Project Award (Project)
Research Group Award (Research Group)
Public Engagement Champion Award (Individual)
Strategic Approach to Public Engagement Award (Department)
COVID-19 Response Award (Individual)
Full information about the eligibility criteria in each category can be found here.
Applications must be submitted using this web form.
There are four types of awards: Projects, Individuals, Research Groups and Physics Departments. Projects, individuals and research groups can be nominated for more than one award however a nomination form for each award is required. Self-nominations are welcome. Projects, individuals and research groups can be nominated in successive years for the same award, however winners will not receive the same award twice. Those previously highly commended in a category are eligible to be nominated into the same category but must demonstrate to judges substantial improvement/development since the last awards. Any work having taken place since September 2017 is eligible. All award applications must be submitted using the web form. If submitting multiple nominations please complete the form separately for each one. Outreach Officers, Public Engagement staff and anyone working on Outreach or Public Engagement at 0.5FTE or higher are ineligible for the Individual Awards. Please note School’s Outreach activities not based on research are not eligible for any award. Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021.