NSEW Event Awards
Event Awards winners announced!
The National Science & Engineering Week (NSEW) Event Awards aim to reward the passion of event and activity organisers and showcase the very best in public engagement during NSEW.
Any organisation can nominate for an award, whether you are a school running a day of activities or a theatre launching a new production - as long as it takes place during NSEW.
Fifteen finalist events were visited by members of the National Science & Engineering Week Team, and the judging panel have selected the overall winners:
Best Primary School Event
The Incredible Institute of Inventors The GSAL junior school, Leeds
Best Secondary School Event
The Market Bosworth School Year 5 Science Fairs, The Market Bosworth School, Leicestershire
Best STEM Event
To Infinity and Beyond! City College, Plymouth
Best Community Event
Steps to Discovery... Bugs, Birds & Beasties, Rozelle House Museums & Galleries, Ayrshire, Scotland
Best Engineering Event
Ideas Lab, Dixons Allerton Academy, Bradford
Event case studies for these winners and the brilliant runner up and finalist events will be posted here soon so watch this space!
All winners won £600 for running future National Science & Engineering Week activities and events. While we enjoy showcasing and rewarding the outstanding and innovative events in our Awards we would like to also say well done and thank you to all our event organisers, we know how much hard work it is and we are sure there are many great events we don't get to hear about so why not nominate your event next year? The Event Awards 2014 will open in September 2013.
The Event Awards are closed for 2013. Thank you to everyone who nominated their event or activity. Shortlisted nominees will be notified by the end of February.
What are the National Science & Engineering Week event awards?
If you have a quirky, original or innovative event planned for National Science & Engineering Week then you can nominate yourself for an NSEW Event Award!
NSEW Event Awards aim to reward the passion of event and activity organisers and showcase the very best in public engagement during NSEW. Any organisation can nominate for an award, whether you are a school running a day of activities or a theatre launching a new production - as long as it takes place during National Science & Engineering Week: 14 - 23 March 2014.
Prizes: £600 cash prize to the winner in each category. £200 cash prize to one runner-up in each category.
- Best primary school event: for events or activities organised by primary schools.
- Best secondary school event: for events or activities organised by secondary schools.
- Best STEM institution event: For events by those organisations (non schools) participating in STEM engagement on a regular basis.
- Best community event: For events and activities that include the local community and/or family audiences.
- Best engineering-themed event: For events and activities that are predominantly engineering themed - this includes designing, building, testing.
Before nominating your own events and activities, please do:
- Register your event/activity on the online programme
- Read the rules
- Read the category criteria*
- Check out the Event Award case studies for some examples and great ideas from award-winning NSEW events and activities.
*If your event or activity involves designing, building, testing or anything else related to the application of science or maths, consider nominating it in the Engineering category.