Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The ERA Foundation is looking for nominations for the David Clark Prize – awarded to an exceptional teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people in primary school, secondary school or college to consider engineering as a career.

As well as becoming a fellow of the ERA Foundation, the winner of the David Clark Prize will receive a personal award of £2,000 (with no restrictions on use) and a further £3,000 for the school or college to be used to further promote engineering.

If you know a teacher who has gone above and beyond what is required in the teaching syllabus, with a track record of showcasing real world engineering to students, take a look at the assessment criteria below:

  • the vision offered for engineering
  • level of creativity shown  in shaping their work with young people
  • the success that the teacher has had with young people (both in terms of numbers reached and the difference this has made to them)

Evidence to support the nomination should be drawn from work that has been done over the last five years (since September 2011) although the Foundation will consider nominations where the case is based on a sustained contribution over a longer period.

The prize is open to those working in primary schools, secondary schools or colleges.

To nominate yourself or another teacher, download this form and send it to

Completed nominations must be submitted by Friday 6 January 2017. The prize winner will be announced by April 2017 by the ERA Foundation.

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