Awards for Women in Nuclear UK 2018

Awards for Women in Nuclear UK 2018

The inaugural Women in Nuclear Awards launched in 2017 and this year we’re looking for you to nominate the people you believe have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector.

All entries must be submitted by 17:00 on 10 December 2017.

Awards categories

There are three award categories to nominate yourself or others. Each nomination should be viewed in the context of WiN UK’s aims and objectives:

  • to address the industry’s gender balance
  • improve the representation of women in leadership
  • engage with the public on nuclear issues

Champion of the Year

A woman who has been supportive and influential across the sector in building recognition of the importance of gender balance and diversity.

The judging panel will be looking for evidence which shows clear examples of work in promoting gender balance, influence within their own organisations and others as well as being a role model for others in the industry.

Ally of the Year

A man in the nuclear sector who is going beyond the day job to improve gender balance and diversity.

Judges will consider evidence which shows work undertaken to improve gender balance within their organisation, encouraging other men within the sector to recognise the importance of gender balance and providing guidance and support to WiN UK to meet its aims and objectives.

Mission Possible

Someone who is tenacious in their mission to create change.

The judges will look for someone who is passionate about promoting their sector or particular field to the next generation of workers as well as someone who has overcome hurdles and used all available opportunities to make the case for their mission.

Who can enter?

Anyone who feels they fit the description outlined in the award category can be nominated for an award. Individuals can nominate themselves, or companies / individuals can nominate an individual.

Group nominations will not be accepted.

WiN UK Executive Board members are not eligible for nomination, however, WiN regional teams and ambassadors are eligible.

How to enter

Please provide a 500 word submission with supporting information (max 2 A4 sides)

Submission template

  1. Category you are entering
  2. Name, email address and telephone number of person submitting the entry
  3. Name, company and contact details of the nominee
  4. Submission (max 500 words)
  5. Supporting evidence

Entries should outline why the nominee fits the awards category, giving examples of how they have fulfilled the category criteria within the past two years.

Supporting materials

Up to two A4 sides of supporting material can be submitted. This can include newspaper articles, photographs, video links, testimonials etc. This information should support the submission and can be referenced in the main submission text.

The judges

WiN UK President

WiN UK Patron

Representatives from companies who are Platinum and Gold Sponsors for the conference (TBC)

Rules of Entry

  1. Entries must be submitted by 17:00 on 10 December 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.
  2. All entries must be submitted to
  3. Submissions must be a maximum of 500 words and up to two A4 sides of supporting information
  4. Entrants may nominate themselves, or other people
  5. You may nominate people in multiple categories but each entry must be submitted separately and generic responses will not be accepted
  6. The decision of the judges is final
  7. In the event of a complaint against any winning entry, the judging committee and Women in Nuclear UK will conduct a full investigation into each case and will request detailed documentation from all parties concerned, including the complainant, the entrant and the client. The Chairs of Judges will make the final decision and if the complaint is upheld, the entry will be withdrawn
  8. In the event of disqualification, entrants will not be notified
  9. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure the correct text and documents are uploaded within the entry and that the entry is submitted for the correct category
  10. At the time and date of entry, entrants agree that the information supplied is truthful and accurate
  11. By entering you are confirming you or your nominee will be available on 31 January 2018 to attend the WiN UK Annual Conference to accept the award.


Do you have to be a member of the Nuclear Institute / Women in Nuclear UK to enter?

No, you can nominate anyone from across the nuclear sector. 

Can I submit supporting images/videos?

Yes, you can submit video links and images as supporting evidence. Your main application must be a written submission, with the videos referenced. Clips should be no longer than five minutes.

What should I do if I made an error on my submission?

You can resubmit, as long as you are within the application deadlines.

Do you offer feedback on entries?

No, we don’t have the capacity to provide feedback for everyone.

Does my entry remain confidential?

Yes, unless you are shortlisted or a category winner.

If someone in our organisation is a judge, can we still enter?

Yes, we want as many nominations as possible.

Do I receive confirmation of receipt of my entry?

Yes, you’ll get an email when we’ve received your application.