Who is eligible?
SAEE Confederation Awards are presented to energy professionals and organisations who have achieved international, national, or regional prominence in their fields. Candidates for awards are not required to be SAEEC members, but must be nominated by an SAEE Confederation member in good standing, a SAEEC Division, or by an officer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
Behind the SAEE CONFIDERATION (SAEEC) Awards
Through its Awards Programme, SAEEC and its divisions recognise achievers in the fields we serve. Winners will be formally recognised at our Annual Banquet and will be presented with our framed Award certificate commemorating their achievements. They will also be featured in issues of SAEEC newsletters through profiles, case studies and/or showcasing at Learning by Sharing events. Short listed award candidates will also be submitted for the 2018 AEE Awards and will be recognized in issues of SAEEC newsletters.
Invitation to submit entries
Entries are invited in any of the categories of the Awards Programme. As many categories as desired may be entered.
Each award addresses a unique area and submissions should describe nominee’s proficiency or Successes in that category.
The nomination of an individual should include a description of the nominee’s work in the field, including short but descriptive summary(s) of specific projects or programmes he/she has worked on including innovative projects, substantiated savings, etc.
The nomination of a project should include a description of the type of project, equipment installed, operating results, substantiated savings (cost savings and energy savings), financial data, or special features. Projects are eligible for nomination only after they have been in operation for at least six months and can be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings. Because awards are based on installed and successful projects, future and goals are not considered.
Nominators are required to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the nominations they submit. Nominees may also be required to confirm their information.
Deadline for Entries
Entries must be received by close of business on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.
SAEE Confederation Energy Awards Rules and Requirements
Nominations are open to all persons and organisations.
Exclusions: Current members of the SAEEC Board and Committees are excluded as nominators and/or as candidates for any award, except for the SAEEC service award.
The SAEEC reserves the right to move an entry to a different category from the category entered if the entry is better suited to that category.
In the event that there are too few qualified nominations in a category, the SAEEC Technical Evaluation Committee reserves the right to not select a winner in that category. The SAEEC Technical Evaluation Committee reserves this right in the case of awards to individuals regardless of the number of entries.
The finalists for all awards categories are required to register a representative to attend the SAEEC Energy Awards Ceremony/Banquet Dinner to accept their award in person if they are selected the winner.
All nominations must be submitted using the online entry form that can be obtained from the website, www.saee.org.za, or by contacting the SAEEC Administration Office. Nominations and supporting materials must be received no later than Wednesday, 31 October 2018 by 5 pm. No extensions to this date will be granted and incomplete entries or entries exceeding the stated number of words in the nomination summary will not be considered.
Nominations may be submitted either directly from a company, from an involved individual, or from a third party. In the event that a third party nominates a company or individual, SAEEC will contact the nominated company or individual and ask the nominee to review the nomination for accuracy and, if necessary, provide any missing documentation. If the company or individual fails to provide the required response by the specified date, the nomination will be excluded from adjudication.
Each nomination MUST be accompanied by a motivation or nomination, not to exceed 150 words (2-3 paragraphs), that explains the rationale behind the entry and a summary/brief statement not exceeding 150 words, providing the main accomplishments and/or qualifications and background of the individual or organisation. We strongly encourage you to tailor each summary to the individual category for which you are nominating. All amounts and financial statistics MUST be in RSA Rands (R).
Winners will NOT be notified prior to the SAEEC Energy Awards Ceremony/Banquet Dinner; however all nominations must be accompanied by the name of the person who will be accepting the award if the nominee is chosen as the winner.
Each winner is expected to accept their award at the awards ceremony in November 2018
All information submitted through the Online Nominating Process and all supporting materials will be considered confidential and will only be used by SAEEC and its Technical Evaluation Committee for the purposes of selecting finalists and winners for the 2018 SAEEC Awards Ceremony.
Energy Awards. Award Nomination Deadline for 2018: Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 5 p.m.
How Entries Are Processed
Entries are first screened to verify eligibility. Each entry is then individually evaluated according to official judging criteria.
Entries in the categories are judged by a Technical Awards Committee composed of experienced and qualified energy/environmental/engineering professionals. The Committee reserves the right to withhold awards in any category in which nominees do not meet expected levels of performance. The decision of the Committee is final.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your message is regarding a nomination that has been submitted, the following information must be included in the subject line: Number assigned to nomination, category, nominee’s name.