Best Engineered Car – Sponsored by the IET, IMechE and IoM3
This award will be judged by members of the three institutions at all of the events following the criteria below:
- Construction – Materials, clever/good use
- Weight Efficiency
The judges will be easily recognisable will armbands on so do feel free to lobby them on the day if there is a specific engineering detail you want to explain to them. However, full on harassment may not be taken so well.
The 11 cars who are selected over the regional heats will be judged at the finals where there will be awards for the Best Engineered Car, The Best Use of Materials, the Most Aerodynamic Car and The Best Use of Electronics.
The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Siemens
This award will be judged at each of the regional heats and is open not just to those teams competing but also teams who have partially constructed their car. The judges here are looking for true innovation and will follow a similar criteria to the Best Engineered Award. Teams are once again encouraged to lobby the judges. Those teams who are not competing will need to attend the event with design details and possibly the partially built car so they qualify for the award. On the odd occasion where Innovation and Engineering are to be awarded on the same feature of one car only the Innovation Award will be presented.
The top 11 cars will be judged at the finals where the overall winner will be announced.
The Best Presented Team Award
This award is about the whole team. Your presentation on the day; teamwork; your car; and also your overall approach to the team’s image. Have you created a logo for the team? Is there a story behind the team name? How has this helped with your attempts to secure PR and sponsorship?
The Spirit of Greenpower Award – Sponsored by Lockheed Martin
This award in many ways is the essence of Greenpower. It ties together the teamwork, leadership, organisation, performance and all the other elements that go into a Greenpower team. Over the years the winners have displayed incredible determination, fantastic solidarity with other teams helping out where possible, and the ‘never say die’ attitude keeping their car running in all circumstances.
The Best Newcomer Award
It is always great to see new faces and ideas at each event and we recognise that the first outing can be daunting. This is the reason behind the Best Newcomer Award which is awarded to the highest placing new school entering into Greenpower.