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Joint BGA ImechE Student Prize 2021.


The joint BGA IMechE student prize has been established since 2000 and is considered one of the most prestigious Student prizes in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

The goal of the prize is to encourage and support the growth of the next generation of UK engineers

The prize is awarded for the best Final Year Project on any topic broadly related to the field of mechanical power transmissions.


  •  £400 prize
  •  Test your ideas
  •  Free entry to Gears 2022
  •  Chance to present your paper to industry experts
  •  Connect with top employers
  •  Prestige
  •  Boost your CV


In order to register, application forms for individual or team projects completing in summer 2021 must be sent to the British Gear Association by 31st August 2021.

A copy of the completed project report (in Word or pdf format) will be required by 30th September 2021.

Applications forms and submissions to be sent to

If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact the BGA.

NB. Please note that projects for HND/HNC, BEng/BSc, MEng or MSc will be accepted and the judges will apply suitable weightings to take account of the different qualification levels.


All submitted papers will be read by our panel of industry judges and a winner will be announced December 2021.

The winner of the joint BGA IMechE student prize will be invited to present their paper at Gears 2022.

If you would like to apply for the 2021 Student Prize please click the button below to download an application form or contact Kirsty in the BGA Office on 0191 208 6160/ for an application form