Institute Awards

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The Institute presents a number of awards each year. Some of these come from nominations from Institute members.

You are encouraged to nominate suitable candidates for these awards.


A nomination form can be downloaded here.

Award
PurposeDetails of AwardEligibilityNomination arrangementsCommittee responsible
Lifetime Achievement Award
To recognise the valuable and extensive contribution to the British Institute of NDT and the wider NDT community by an individual who has spent most of his/her career in NDT and who has been an active member of the Institute for an extensive period of time.
Engraved decanter and glasses together with a framed certificate signed by the President and a leader in industry. Recipient entitled to become a corresponding member of Council and any other committee if he/she so wishes, subject to the usual exclusions.

Nominee must be reaching the end of his/her career and must have spent a substantial part of his/her career working in the field of NDT, condition monitoring or other Institute-supported discipline. He/she must have been a long-term active member of the Institute and, during that period, must have supported the Institute as an active committee member. The successful nominee will stand out as having made a considerable contribution towards the charitable objectives of the Institute through having been proactive in the promotion of the Institute's activities.

Council to nominate.
Council
The Roy Sharpe Prize
For a significant contribution through research and development in any branch of NDT to the benefit of industry or society.

Certificate and £350 cash. Sponsored by a Corporate Member of the Institute.
Any research worker(s) may be nominated.
Nomination required. This should show the significance and the benefit to industry or society.
NDT Technical Committee
The Anne Birt AwardFor a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of NDT. Certificate and £250 cash and an invitation to the annual NDT conference dinner with free registration for the day and one night's accommodation.Nominees can be individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to NDT technology through R&D, technology transfer into industry or developing strategy that has led to new technology development and exploitation.NDT Technical Committee will be invited to submit nominations. Other BINDT committees may also nominate.NDT Technical Committee
The Nemet Award
For an outstanding contribution to the practice of NDT (by an individual).
Certificate and £550 cash from trustee fund set up by Dr Tony Nemet.
Any individual.
Nomination required. This should show the contribution to the practice of NDT. Encouraging the wider use of NDT, especially by small companies, should also be mentioned if applicable.

Trade & Industry Group
The Hugh MacColl Award
For a distinguished contribution by an individual to the teaching or training of NDT or condition monitoring.

Certificate and £350 for buying training, books, etc from Institute funds.
Any individual Institute member is eligible.
Nomination required. This should show the contribution to teaching or training of NDT.
MQ&E Committee
The Tony Lager Award
For meritorious service to an Institute Branch by an individual.
Framed certificate.
Any individual Institute member is eligible.
Branches to nominate. Contributions to Branch and other Institute activities should be described.

MQ&E Committee

The Jim Cottier Travel Scholarship
To aid the professional development of BINDT members by attending an overseas conference.
A contribution of up to £1000 for travel expenses.
Any Institute members who are in the early stage of their careers, ie who are either students or are within the first five years of full-time employment.

Candidates should submit an application which demonstrates how the candidate will benefit professionally from the proposed visit.
Awards Committee
The William Gardner Award
For the best paper in the proceedings of the NDT Annual Conference by a person in the early stages of their career.
A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year.
Anyone who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment, who presents a paper at the NDT Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.

Anyone who notifies the Conference organisers when submitting their paper that they meet the criteria.
NDT Technical
Committee
The John Grimwade Medal
For the best paper published in Insight in the preceding year.
An engraved silver medal plus certificates to author and co-authors. (A restricted fund covers the cost of the medal.)


Any Institute member who has published in Insight will be automatically considered
(co-authors need not be members but only the lead author receives a medal).

Automatic.
Shortlist prepared by Technical Committee.
NDT Technical
Committee
The Ron Halmshaw Award
For the best paper on radiography published in Insight in the preceding year.
Certificate and a cash sum of £350 from trustee fund set up by Dr Ron Halmshaw.

Anyone who has published a radiography paper in Insight will be considered.
Automatic. Shortlist prepared by Technical Committee.
NDT Technical
Committee
The T H Cole Award
For the Institute Branch with the best percentage increase in membership during the preceding year.

Gavel and engraved block held for one year. Also a framed certificate.
All Institute Branches automatically qualify.
Automatic.
MQ&E
Committee
Branch Service Award
For an outstanding contribution to Branches.

Framed certificate.
Any Branch member who has made a significant contribution to the Branch.
Branches to nominate. Citation to be submitted to the Secretariat and ratified by the Croxson Committee.

Croxson Committee
The COMADIT Prize
For a significant contribution through research and development in any branch of condition monitoring to the benefit of industry or society.

Certificate and a cash sum of £350.
Any research worker or group of named research workers.
All members of the CM Technical Committee are invited to submit nominations for the Prize.
CM Technical
Committee
The Len Gelman Award
For the best paper in the Proceedings of the CM Annual Conference by a person in the early stages of their career.
A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year.
Anyone who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment, who presents a paper at the CM Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.

Anyone who notifies the Conference organisers when submitting their paper that they meet the criteria.
CM Technical
Committee
Annual Conference Attendance AwardTo encourage attendance at the BINDT Annual Conferences by contributors from foreign nations.A contribution towards travel, subsistence and conference fees, typically up to £750 with a free full-time registration (depending on individual circumstances).Individuals from the profession of NDT or CM who wish to attend the Annual Conference but are unable to do so due to financial constraints. Applicants can be at an early career stage or experienced contributors.Form to be completed by applicant on acceptance of paper to be presented at the NDT or CM Annual Conference.         –
Aerospace Award
To recognise significant contributions to the NDT community within the aerospace sector.
Certificate and free entry to the Aerospace Event of that year, where the award will be presented (for groups, only one person will gain free entry).

Nominees can be individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the NDT community either through R&D, technology innovation development or transfer, by developing strategies leading to new technology development and exploitation, by contribution to standards or by facilitating significant change within the aerospace sector.  Nominations can relate to a specific technological innovation or for contributions to a number of innovations over their career, including those providing significant contributions in a support role.
Nominations will come from the Aerospace Committee (nominations may also be submitted by any other BINDT Committee). The NDT Technical Committee (NDT TC) will also be invited to submit nominations.Aerospace Committee


Notes:
  1. Nominations for the Roy Sharpe, Nemet and Hugh MacColl awards are welcomed from any Institute member.
  2. Nominations for the COMADIT Prize should be submitted to BINDT by 31 January. Nominations for all other awards covering the previous calendar year should be submitted to BINDT by 31 March.
  3. Awards relating to the previous calendar year are normally presented at the Annual Conference in September.