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Energy Champion Award

"The energy industry represents an impressive breadth of talent, and its those people who work tirelessly to champion the contribution that the industry makes to society that this award serves to recognise."
Mike Longman FEI, Pipeline Integrity Manager, ExxonMobil Global Pipelines
2017 Energy Champion Award Judge

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Category criteria

For this category, the judging panel are looking for the industry's champion, those are individuals who fit the following criteria:

  • Commitment to fostering professionalism in their own work and among colleagues
  • Promoting knowledge, improving skills or developing and applying good practice in their work place or the broader energy industry
  • Commitment to raising industry standards, enhancing its image and championing the contribution the energy industry makes to society
  • Commitment to the industry and its future
  • Championing the industry among the younger generation 

Entrants should provide evidence of how their work and achievements meet as many of these criteria as possible.

Entries for 2018 are now open

The shortlist will be announced in September.

Winning an EI Award provides a prime opportunity to have your achievements recognised by a senior panel of energy experts, and the wider industry.

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Entry guidelines

To be considered for the 2018 Energy Champion Award, please follow these three simple steps:
1. Read the guidelines below before submitting your entry:
  • Please consider the category criteria carefully, this is what the judges will assess your entry against. 
  • We welcome multiple projects to be entered into the competition. Please note however, the same project, product, initiative or person can be entered into one category only. Please use a new entry form for each submission.
  • If your organisation is sponsoring an award, please note that any entries you make to that category will not be considered by the judging panel.
  • If you are a contractor and you are submitting an entry relating to a project you undertook for a client, please ensure you receive full approval from your client to enter the project to the competition.
  • All submissions must be sent in the official entry form. Entries provided in any other format will not be considered by the judging panel. The official entry form will be available shortly.
  • In your entry form you are required to put together a statement of 500 to 1000* words which explains how your entry satisfies the award criteria (given above). 
  • When writing your statement you must follow the format below, ensuring that you use the 500 to 1000 word count to answer all of the sections below:

    Background – reasons behind the project concept
    Aims – what was the project designed to achieve?
    Description and development – actions taken to carry the project
    Impact and benefits – what were the positive outcomes of the project?
    Reasons – why should the project be considered for the appropriate award?

Additional requirement: To enter this award, you will need to have the support of a sponsor - someone who is able to provide a reference that endorses your work and achievements. Eligible sponsors include: a work colleague, line manager or a colleague who knows the entrant through their work on an industry-related committee.

* Please note: the word count must include any testimonials you wish to submit.

  • Entries will be judged on the contents of the written submissions.  However, entrants may include up to 3 electronic links to additional background information to prove the success of your project. Background information will only be accepted if it is provided via web links in the relevant section of the entry form. 
    Please note: the content of this additional information will not be considered in the formal judging process. Please ensure that all of the key information you wish to be considered by the panel is given in the entry statement.
  • The judging panel will be looking for evidence of your achievements. You should include as much results data, facts and figures as possible in your entry statement so that the judging panel is able to measure your success.
  • Spelling, grammar and overall presentation will be considered by the judging panel, in addition to the content and metrics included in your statement. Please ensure you have your entry statenent proof-read prior to submission.
  • Our judging panel is made up of industry experts, each with their own specialisms. Please ensure that your statement is written in an accessible manner so that it is clearly understandable for anyone without direct knowledge of your project, business or sector.
  • Find out our top tips for a successful entry here.
2. Download the official entry form, which will be available shortly.
3. Submit your completed entry form to Francesca Ferarri at e: fferrari@energyinst.org
The deadline for submitting your entry is 25th May 2018. 

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Energy Champion sponsor

If your business prides itself on its ability to revolutionise the energy industry, make sure your brand gets the recognition it deserves. Be the EI Awards Energy Champion Sponsor in 2018. Find out more.


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