Sir Arthur Clarke Awards 2013


In recognition of notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all space activities, the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards have been presented annually since 2005. For a list of previous winners please click here

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, having now accepted full responsibility for The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards, is pleased to announce that the Awards will, this year, be presented at a Ceremony during the Conference Dinner at the UK Space Conference in Glasgow on the evening of Tuesday 16 July. With well-known and highly appropriate celebrities hosting the evening and presenting the awards, it promises to be a prestigious and enjoyable event. The 2013 Awards are sponsored by the UK Space Agency.


Selected as the organiser of the awards by the Foundation, the British Interplanetary Society hereby invites, nominations for the 2013. Awards can be made using the form below.

Unlike many other awards, nominations can be made by the general public on the ‘Arthurs Nomination Form’ below. A nominations panel made up of senior representatives from all areas of the space sectror will ensure that all areas of the sector are covered and will reserve the right to move entries from one category to another or add categories if deemed necessary.

Nominations will require full contact details of both the Nominee and the Nominator and entry citations will be limited to 100 words. Supporting documentation, papers, videos, etc. should be provided by web-links

Nominations will close on Saturday 1 June 2013


Though primarily designed to reward UK teams and individuals for their achievements over the past year, 2012-2013, the Awards will, once again, include International and Lifetime Achievement categories.

The 2013 categories are:

  1. Space Achievement – Industry/Project
  2. Space Achievement – Academic Study/Research
  3. Space Achievement – Education and Outreach
  4. Space Achievement – Student
  5. Space Achievement – Media, broadcast and written
  6. Lifetime Achievement
  7. International Achievement


The judging Panel will include distinguished individuals and representatives of leading UK and international space organisations. It will have a good balance between industry, academia, the media and other space-related disciplines.

The judging process will be completed in three steps:

  1. Nominations – confirm category and Nominee/Nominator details.
  2. Short-listing – reduce to three in each award category
  3. Selection of award winners.

The final selection of the Award winners in each category will be by secret ballot with the exception of the International Space Achievement Award which will be selected by the Arthur C Clarke Foundation.

The judging process will be overseen and coordinated by Mrs. Suszann Parry, Executive Secretary of the British Interplanetary Society, of which Sir Arthur was an honoured member for many years. Mrs. Angie Edwards, niece of Sir Arthur, UK Board Member of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and Chair of the Judging panel, will hold the casting vote, if required.

The Award Ceremony

The winners of each category will be announced and the Awards presented at an Award Ceremony during the Conference Dinner at the UK Space Conference 2013 in Glasgow on the evening of Tuesday 16 July 2013.

All those short-listed in each category will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony and Dinner. Teams will be asked to nominate just one representative.


Nominations Open Tuesday 2 April
Nominations Close Saturday 1 June
Short-listing Friday 7 June
Winner selection Friday 14 June
Award Ceremony Tuesday 16 July


Nomination Form

Nominations are closed

The list of nominees for 2013 can be found here

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