The 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards – Tickets now available

Nominations are now closed – the Awards Ceremony will be held at the Gala Dinner of the Reinventing Space Conference 2019 at the International Convention Centre, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH on Thursday 14 November. Click here to buy a dinner ticket. 

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2019 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.  For all past winners, please click here.

The winners will be announced and the awards presented on Thursday 14 November at the British Interplanetary Society’s Reinventing Space Conference Dinner in the International Conference Centre in Belfast. The three finalists in each category will be invited to attend.

2019 Awards Schedule

Nominations Open                                            Monday 6 May

Nominations Close                                            Monday 29 July

Award Ceremony                                              Thursday 14 November (RISpace Dinner, ICC Belfast)

2019 Award Categories

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 2018.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 

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