It’s this time of the year again: the awards season is in full swing, with some early deadlines already looming. If you’ve been working hard on an innovative project worthy of recognition by your peers and the electronics community at large, now is the time to shout about it. You will find below a round-up of the main awards up for grabs.  Good luck!

– E-Legacy Awards 2010 by EPD (IML Group); these are usually announced early November. Categories are Medical Advances, Environmental Design, Investment in Education, Contribution to Sustainability, Investment in the Environment, Contribution to Security, Green Manufacturing, and Alternative Energy. Nominations close on the 30th of May 2010, so don’t delay! For more information, simply visit

– Elektra 2010 Awards, or European Electronics Industry Awards, by Reed Electronics Group. These awards will be announced on 9th December 2010 at the Lancaster London Hotel. This event should attract up to 700 key industry people, making it one of the most high profile end-of-year gathering of senior industry people and executives. New award categories for this year include the following: Contract Manufacturer of the Year, Renewable Energy Design Award, and Environmental Award. For more information, visit

– British Engineering Excellence Awards 2010 by Findlay Media (publisher of New Electronics & Eureka magazine); these awards will be announced on 14 October 2010. Categories include Design Engineer of the Year, Young Design Engineer of the Year, Consultancy of the Year, Small Company of the Year, Start Up of the Year, Green Product of the Year, New Product of the Year (Mechanical), New Product of the Year (Electronic), as well as the British Engineering Excellence Grand Prix and the Judges’ Special Award. Visit for more information.

– The Engineer Technology + Innovation Awards 2010 by British magazine The Engineer: these awards will be announced on 3rd December 2010 at the Royal Society, in London. There is a high number of categories, including Aerospace, Defence & Security, Energy, Medical & Healthcare, and Environmental Technology; please note the project submitted must involve collaboration with a UK university. The entry submission deadline is 16th July 2010. For more information on these awards, visit

– The Innovation in Engineering Awards 2010 by the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology); these awards will be announced at a gala dinner on 24 November 2010. Nominations close on 30 June 2010. There are also the IET North West Engineering Innovation Awards 2010, who identify and reward leading innovations in engineering, science and technology from across the region. For more information, visit

– The National Business Awards 2010, including The Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award, which is open to all organisations with no more than £25 million turnover in their last financial year. The entry submission deadline is on the 23rd of June 2010. Other key dates are as follows: Finalists to be announced on 28 July 2010. Finalist/Judging Presentations: September – October 2010. The awards ceremony itself will take place on the 9th of November 2010. Visit for more info.