The 2018 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards Open for Nominations

 

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2018 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards. 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.

 

The eight awards which will, this year, be presented at the British Interplanetary Society’s Reinventing Space Conference Dinner in the Bill Boeing Room at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ on Thursday 1 November.

 

The British Interplanetary Society invites nominations for the 2018 Awards for achievements in 2017/18.

 

Unlike many other awards, nominations can be made by the general public using the form in: https://www.bis-space.com/2018/04/30/20648/the-2018-sir-arthur-clarke-awards-open-for-nominations

 
 

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.

 
 

Nominations will close on Friday 6 July 2018.

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