Women’s Engineering Society – The Karen Burt Memorial Award 2022 – Nominations Now Open 2022

The Karen Burt Award nominations are now open. This award is presented annually to a newly-chartered woman of a high calibre in engineering, applied science or IT, who has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of her profession. The chosen candidate must have been awarded chartered status within 16 months after 1 March 2021 and can only be nominated once. For more information see attached.

Once you have selected your nomination please direct them to submit their application via the WES Zealous Awards Portal at https://www.zealous.co/wes1919/opportunity/Karen-Burt-Memorial-Award/  where they will need to create an account and complete the submission process.

This should be done as soon as a selection has been made, and with sufficient time to enable the candidate to meet the deadline of 30 June 2022. The Institution should inform the Women’s Engineering Society of their chosen candidate as soon as possible, so that WES can liaise directly with the candidate to ensure that the nomination is made on time.

The candidate must submit a headshot and may also submit up to three photographs or drawings and up to two hyperlinks to support her application. The application form requires detailed responses to the following questions, which she may wish to prepare in advance.

  • Please outline a project which contributed to your Chartership, your role in the project, and the reasons why you have chosen this project as part of your submission (800 words)
  • Please state ways in which you have been active in promoting women in engineering (500 words)
  • Please outline your professional plans and aspirations for your future (200 words)
  • Please provide a third-person biography for use on the WES website to accompany your nomination (150 words)
  • Additional information for consideration by the judging panel (200 words)


Three finalists will be notified by 8 August 2022 and will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at the WES Annual Dinner on the 22 September 2022. The winner will be invited to give a presentation of her chartership work at the Caroline Haslett Lecture in December 2022.

To download an application form click here. We look forward to receiving your nomination.

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