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How to apply

There are currently four prizes which will be awarded at a national ceremony on Thursday 1 December 2022, covered by print and broadcast media.

We also have a Gender Diversity Ambassador Award open to any gender to celebrate those who are achieving gender equality within the engineering industry.

All of our winners will have the opportunity to attend high profile events and meet the most influential people in our industry.

Find out more about our four awards:


Winners will be invited to participate in high profile events throughout the year, attended by influential people offering excellent networking opportunities and raising their profile within the engineering industry.

All applications can be considered for any award providing they meet the criteria of that award.

  • All applicants must be currently working in the UK.
  • You do not need to be a member of the IET to enter for the IET YWE awards.
  • The awards are for those aged 18 - 35 years old.

The application process

Applications for this year's awards are now closed.

Reviewing of applications

  • All applications will be reviewed and candidate notified.
  • Successful candidates (or, the “Shortlist”) will be invited to an interview.
  • The top five shortlisted candidates (or “the Finalists”) will have a short film produced about them which will be played at the ceremony and used to help promote the awards and women in engineering.
  • All finalists will be required to attend the ceremony.

Submitting your application

Applications for this year's awards are now closed.

  1. Enter the YWE online submission system.
  2. Register as a new user: fill in the “Create a New Account” field.
  3. Use the details that you have entered whenever returning to the system.

Completing the online entry form

  1. Login to the submission system.
  2. Select the award that you wish to apply for.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete all fields.
  4. Complete all fields within the application form.

Once all fields are complete, you will be sent a confirmation email containing your submission reference number. Please use this reference number in all future correspondence with the organisers.

Free text questions suggestions

  • Don’t type directly into the free-text answer boxes – if you don’t press “next” before closing, you will lose your text.
  • For the longer, free text questions pre-prepare your answers in a word document and then copy and paste.
  • Don’t forget to check that your answer fits within the word limit!

Remember you can always go back to change/tweak answers at any time before the deadline.

Completing the nominator’s form

Please ensure that you have an endorser in advance of completing your submission. You will need to provide both their name and email address for your submission. They will receive a form to fill in via email once you have filled their details in and clicked the send button.

Please ensure that your endorser is prepared to fill in the form as soon as possible as your application will not be considered complete until this has been received.

Making changes to your entry

You can go back and finish/amend/updated any section(s) you wish and/or re-upload an updated version of your endorsement form at any time up until the closing date.


  • Judging will be based solely on the information submitted by the candidate and the nominator.
  • Decisions reached will be regarded as final after the decisions have been announced.
  • The IET reserves the right not to present any listed YWE award / prize.
  • The IET or other associated societies cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for candidates, either prior to or during the awards.

Key Dates for your diary 

  • 8 March 2022 – Applications open
  • 1 July 2022 – Applications close
  • 18 / 19 August 2022 - Virtual Interview Day
  • 15 and 16 September 2022 – Filming Day
  • 1 December 2022 - Awards Ceremony
  • We will also require access to film you in your place of work for one day – date and time tbc