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2021 Awards

Submissions are now closed. The winners will be announced at the 2022 Ecsite Conference, taking place in Heilbronn, Germany on 2-4 June.

Beacon of the Year

The Beacon of the Year Award celebrates inspirational individuals who have been contributing to our field and to the Ecsite network. The Award recognises innovative visionaries who are empowering and motivating their peers to reach a common goal: emboldening citizens to engage with science.

Evaluation criteria

Your candidate is…

  • a key figure in mobilising, guiding and empowering others
  • inspirational
  • a strategic and innovative visionary
  • adaptable and has outstanding problem solving skills
  • someone who contributes significantly to the Ecsite network and the science engagement field

Responsible and Responsive

The Responsible and Responsive Award has been specifically created for 2021, in order to reflect the response of Ecsite member organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The award aims to recognise institutions not only for their resilience, but for original, creative ideas that have had positive impact for communities at a time of crisis. Initiatives that have created methodologies that can be replicated in other organisations and which have demonstrated support and care in such a challenging period will be positively received.

Evaluation criteria

  • Creative: respond in innovative ways to difficult situations
  • Bold: thinking big beyond the limitations of the moment
  • Shareable: provide lessons others can learn from beyond the confines of Covid
  • Caring: seeking to support those most affected by the pandemic

Partners

The Jury