A mechanical engineering student has won the competition to design a trophy for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Euan Fairholm won the 2014 Create the Trophy Competition with his Golden Crown design, which was 3D printed for the completion by BAE Systems.
Fairholm, who is studying at Glasgow University, designed the trophy via the QEP App and will now set to work on the final form.
The 20-year-old also won £2,000 as part of his prize for designing the trophy that will be presented by to the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in 2015.
The design criteria required all entrants to capture the creativity, power and importance of engineering.
‘I heard about the Queen Elizabeth Prize Trophy Competition through my university and thought it would be a great opportunity to put the skills I am learning on my course into practice and design something that had the potential to be seen internationally,’ said Fairholm.
The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) is an international, £1m engineering prize that rewards and celebrates the engineers responsible for a ‘ground-breaking innovation that has been of global benefit to humanity’.
The inaugural QEPrize was awarded in 2013 to Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen for their seminal contributions to the fundamental architecture of the internet and worldwide web.
The second QEPrize cycle opened in March 2014 and the next winner/s will be announced early in 2015.
A full list of the trophy design finalists can be found here.