Institute Awards

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The Institute presents a number of awards each year. Some of these come from nominations from Institute members. The proposer of the award should be a voting member of the Institute. If they are not, they will need to ensure the application is endorsed by an Institute voting member.

You are encouraged to nominate suitable candidates for these awards.
Please refer to the details below and forward any nomination to the Secretary before the dates listed.

A nomination form can be downloaded here.

Notes
  1. Nominations for the Nemet and Hugh MacColl awards are welcomed from any Institute member or non-member.
  2. Nominations for the COMADIT Prize and CM Innovation Award should be submitted to BINDT by 31 January. Nominations for the Aerospace Award should be submitted to BINDT by 28 February. 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.

 AWARDS FOR BINDT MEMBERS
Award
PurposeDetails of AwardEligibilityNomination arrangementsCommittee responsible
Lifetime Achievement Award
To recognise a
valuable and extensive contribution to the British Institute of NDT and the wider NDT/CM/SHM
community by an individual who has been an active
member of the Institute for an extensive period of time.
Full-time registration at the NDT Annual Conference with three night’s accommodation, an engraved decanter and
glasses together with a framed certificate signed by the President and the Chief Executive Officer. Recipient entitled to become a corresponding member of Council and
any other committee if
they so wish, subject to the usual exclusions.

Nominee must be reaching the end of their career and must have spent a
substantial part of their career working in the field of NDT/CM/SHM or other Institute-supported discipline. They 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.
Nominations must be seconded by an elected member of Council and receive a 75% positive response from elected members who are in attendance on the day. A proxy vote may be submitted by any non-attending Council members.
Council
Personal Contribution Award
To recognise a valuable and significant personal contribution to the British Institute of NDT and the wider NDT/CM/SHM
community by an individual who has contributed to and influenced the wellbeing of the Institute.
Framed certificate signed by the President and the Chief Executive Officer, together with a
personalised letter from the President, a gift to the value of £100 cash and an invitation to the NDT Annual Conference Dinner with one night’s accommodation.

The nominee must have been a long-term active member of the Institute (minimum of ten years) 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 personal contribution towards the charitable objectives of the Institute.
Nominations must be seconded by an elected member of Council and receive a 75% positive response from elected members who are in attendance on the day. A proxy vote may be submitted by any non-attending Council members.
MQ&E

The John Grimwade Medal
For the best paper by an Institute member published in Insight in the preceding year.
An engraved silver medal for the lead author. All authors will receive a certificate and Institute pin.
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 the NDT Technical Committee (NDTTC) and circulated to a judging panel for consideration.
NDT Technical
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 the Branch and other Institute activities should be described.
MQ&E
Branch Service Award
For outstanding contribution to
an Institute Branch.
Framed certificate.
Any Branch member who has made a significant contribution to their Branch.
Branches to nominate. Citation to be submitted to the Secretariat and ratified by the Croxson Committee.
Croxson
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
The Jim Cottier Travel Scholarship
To aid the professional development of a young BINDT member by attending an overseas conference.
A contribution towards travel, subsistence and conference fees, typically up to £1000 depending on particular circumstances (conference location, duration, etc).
Any individual full voting Institute member who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment.

Candidates should submit an application that demonstrates how they will benefit professionally from the proposed visit. The application must be supported by a referee, normally their tutor or manager.
Council

 

 

 OPEN AWARDS FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS
Award
PurposeDetails of AwardEligibilityNomination arrangementsCommittee responsible
The Roy Sharpe Prize
For a significant contribution
through R&D in any branch of NDT to the benefit of industry or society over a period of 10-15 years or longer.
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
The Anne Birt AwardFor a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of NDT over a period of 5-10 years or longer.
A certificate, £250 cash and an invitation to the NDT Annual Conference Dinner with free registration for the day and one night’s accommodation. In the case of a group award, the invitation to the Conference Dinner will be made to one representative.
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.Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the NDT Technical Committee.
NDT Technical
The Nemet Award
To recognise examples of outstandingly effective use of NDT/CM/SHM, especially those that might encourage small firms to apply NDT/CM/SHM methods for the first time, over a period of 5-10 years or longer.
Certificate, £550 cash from trustee fund set up by Dr Tony Nemet and an invitation to the NDT/CM Annual Conference Dinner with one night’s accommodation. In the case of a group award, the invitation to the Conference Dinner will be made to one representative.
Any individual is eligible.
Trade and Industry Group to nominate. Entries may be made by any company using NDT/CM/SHM or by a third-party recommending a suitable candidate. Companies that supply NDT/CM/SHM equipment or provide NDT/CM/SHM services to industry are well placed to initiate such entries and candidates for the award may also submit entries themselves.
Trade & Industry Group
The Hugh MacColl Award
For a distinguished contribution by an individual to teaching, training, education and professional development in NDT/CM/SHM
over a period of 2-10 years or longer.
Certificate, £350 cash from Institute funds and an invitation to the NDT Annual Conference Dinner with one night’s accommodation. In the case of a group award, the invitation to the Conference Dinner will be made to one representative.
Any individual Institute member is eligible.
Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the MQ&E Committee. These should show the contribution to teaching, training, education and professional development in NDT/CM/SHM.
MQ&E
Gail Long Early Career Woman Engineer of the Year Award
To recognise women in the early stages of their careers in any field of NDT/CM/SHM and associated science, engineering and technologies with a contribution over a period of 2-5 years or longer.
A certificate plus £250 cash/bank transfer, an invitation to either the NDT or CM Annual Conference Dinner and one night's accommodation.Nominees should be making a valuable contribution to the NDT/CM/SHM 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 in NDT/CM/SHM.

Suggested guideline on 'early career' is within 10-15 years of starting work as an engineer (excluding career breaks).
Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the MQ&E Committee.MQ&E Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group 
Aerospace Award
For a significant contribution to
the NDT/CM/SHM community within the aerospace sector over a period of
2-5 years or longer.
Certificate and free registration for the Aerospace Event of that year, where the award
will be presented. (For groups, only one person will gain free registration.)
Individuals or groups who have
made a significant contribution to NDT/CM/SHM through R&D, technology
innovation development or transfer, by developing strategies leading to new technology development and
exploitation, by contributing to
standards or by facilitating significant change within the aerospace sector. Nominations can relate to a specific innovation or a number of innovations over their career, including in a support role. 

Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the Aerospace Committee.
Aerospace
The Ron Halmshaw Award
For the best paper on any aspect of industrial radiography or radiology published in Insight in the preceding year.
Certificate and a cash sum of £350 from trustee fund set up by Dr Ron Halmshaw. (In the case of non-members, part of the prize would be one year's membership.)
Anyone who has published a radiography or radiology paper in Insight will be considered.
Automatic. Shortlist prepared by the NDT Technical Committee.
NDT Technical
The BINDT Annual Conference Paper Award
An informal award presented at the end of the NDT Annual Conference for the best paper published in the conference Proceedings.
A £50 voucher.
Any author (or team of authors) who presents a paper at the NDT Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.
A judging panel of four NDT Technical
Committee members is charged with the task of selecting the winner.

NDT Technical

The William Gardner Award
For the best paper in the Proceedings of the NDT Annual Conference by a student or person in the early stages (first five years) of their career.
A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year (subject to eligibility).
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. A judging panel of four NDT Technical
Committee members will select the winner.
NDT Technical
Practitioner Award
To recognise outstanding achievement in the learning, sharing or execution of NDT/CM/SHM practice by a BINDT member.
£250 cash and a voucher to the value of £300 towards training at an ATO/AQB.
Any BINDT member at Affiliate grade or higher showing outstanding performance in NDT duties and demonstrating professional excellence.
Intended to recognise those who have acted as mentors, coaches or leaders of junior or less experienced colleagues or associates.
Any Member or Associate member of BINDT who participates in or contributes to the execution of
NDT/CM/SHM. The Practitioner
Committee will select the most suitable applicant and forward its nomination to
the Croxson Committee for submission to Council for approval.
Practitioner
The Roger Lyon Apprentice of the Year Award
To recognise the outstanding
achievement of a BINDT apprentice who has successfully completed their end-point assessment through the Institute.
Certificate, a cheque for £250 and an invitation to the NDT or CM Annual Conference Dinner with one night’s accommodation.
A BINDT apprentice who has who has successfully completed their end-point assessment through the Institute.
All apprentices will be automatically shortlisted following their end-point assessment. Using the EPA scoring sheets, the prize will be automatically awarded to the apprentice with the highest score. Any top scores that are tied will be referred to the Education & Professional Development Committee, which will decide the winner.
Education & Professional Development
Annual NDT/CM Conference Travel and Attendance Award
(one per conference)

To 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 free full-time registration
(depending on individual circumstances). The award will be paid after the conference on the
presentation of suitable receipts directly to the Conferences & Events Department.
Individuals from the profession of NDT/CM/SHM 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.

The COMADIT Prize
For a significant contribution through R&D in any branch of CM to the benefit of industry or society over a period of 5-10 years or longer.
Certificate and a cash sum of £350.
Any research worker or group of named research workers.
Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the CM Technical Committee.
CM Technical
CM Innovation Award
For a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of CM over a period of 5-10 years or longer.
A certificate, £250 cash and an invitation to the CM Annual Conference Dinner with free registration for the day and one night's accommodation for either the individual winner or, in the case of a group winner, a nominated representative.
Individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to CM technology through R&D technology transfer into industry or who have developed a strategy that has led to technology development and
exploitation.
Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the CM Technical Committee.
CM Technical
The Len Gelman Award
For the best paper in the Proceedings of the CM Annual Conference by a student or person in the early stages (first five years) 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. A judging panel of four CM Technical
Committee members will select the winner.
CM Technical