Engineering is fundamental. It tackles the big global issues, it transports, transforms, informs and protects. From fashion to fusion there is no part of our lives that it does not touch. The QEPrize is a new global £1m prize that celebrates world-changing innovations in engineering that have made a difference to humanity.
The QEPrize is an iconic prize that promotes and celebrates the story of modern engineering. It requires an iconic trophy that embodies the spirit of modern engineering and the values of the QEPrize.
We gave young people with interests in Science, Engineering, Design, Art and Architecture the opportunity to design the trophy for the QEPrize by entering the ‘Create the Trophy’ competition. The event was held at the Science Museum on Wednesday 5 December and the winner is 17 year old Jennifer Leggett from Tonbridge, with her beautifully designed tree-like structure. Her design was selected by our distinguished panel of judges: the late Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir Nicholas Serota, Ian Blatchford, Deyan Sudjic and Yewande Akinola.
Using the latest programming and design technology we built a unique digital application to design, build and create the trophy for the QEPrize. The top entries were 3D printed into prototypes to allow the judges to view the creations with their designers before selecting the winner. Her design was later realised and made by English designer Thomas Heatherwick. The final trophies were presented by The Queen to the winners [The internet pioneers] at Buckingham Palace.
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