World Solar Challenge Award

The World Solar Challenge Award is an award available to allow UK university teams to compete in World Solar Challenge Competitions.

Award value

  • 1 x £5,000 to any UK university team competing in a World Solar Challenge Competition

Award conditions

All awards are subject to submission of a suitable application that will be assessed by the Institution's Formula Student Awards Committee. Its decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The recipient must compete in a World Solar Challenge Competition and be a student at a UK university.

The team that receives the award should submit a post event report within six weeks of returning from the competition. It is the Team Leader’s responsibility to ensure this is done; otherwise their university will be disqualified from receiving awards in the future.

It is a requirement that all team members have membership of the Institution in order to benefit from the awards and all membership numbers must be submitted on the application form. 

Please note that Affiliate membership is free for students. Our membership section holds the Affiliate membership application form. It is understood that team members may be from other disciplines within Engineering, however, all team members must be Institution members.

The team in receipt of an award under this scheme will be expected to display the Institution's logo in a prominent position on their cars and supporting display material at the event for which the award has been made.

How to apply

Download the World Solar Power Challenge application form.

Closing date

The closing date for applications and two supporting references is 30 APRIL EACH YEAR.

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