The 2015 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards

ACCFlogoThe Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2015 Sir Arthur Clarke 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 space activities.¬† Better known as ‚ÄėThe Arthurs‚Äô, they have been presented annually since 2005.

BIS-Logo-ArthursSponsored by the UK Space Agency, the awards will, this year, be presented at the UK Space Conference Dinner in St George’s Hall, Liverpool on Tuesday 14 July 2015.

Nominations
Selected as the organiser of the awards by the Foundation, the British Interplanetary Society hereby invites nominations for the 2015 Awards to be made using the form below.

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

uk-space-agency-logoNominations will require full contact details of both the Nominee and the Nominator and nomination statements will be limited to 100 words.  Links to supporting documentation, papers, videos, etc. should be provided.

Nominations will close on Thursday 14 May 2015.

A list of previous winners can be found here.

Categories
Though primarily designed to reward UK teams and individuals for their achievements over the past year, 2014-2015, the Awards will, once again, include International and Lifetime Achievement categories open to all.

The proposed 2015 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 4 May 2015.

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 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.

2015 Awards Schedule

Nominations Open                  Monday 2 March
Nominations Close                 Thursday 14 May
Short-listing                              Thursday 21 May
Winner selection                      Thursday 4 June
Award Ceremony (UKSC)      Tuesday 14 July

Nominations Closed

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