Application and Criteria (JCTA)

Eligibility Criteria

The Institute of Acoustics John Connell Technology Award, recognises and encourages the development of new or enhanced product(s) demonstrating significant technological advancement, and/or organisations demonstrating a history of sustained innovation across product line(s) to resolve noise pollution problems.

Judging Criteria

Your submission should describe:

  • The degree of innovation, technological advancement, sustained commitment reducing noise pollution through product development and why (Worth 12 pts)
  • Evidence of overall solutions and impact includingtarget and desired goals and outcomes, measurement against agreed standards and effectiveness in the mitigation of noise pollution. (Worth 12 pts)
  • Placement of the product(s) in the business context
    - how it helped to achieve sustainability targets (worth 3 pts)
  • Any additional environmental benefits achieved(worth 3 pts)
    Total possible score = 30   

How to submit your entry

Step 1: Read through the Eligibility Criteria and guidelines above.

Step 2: Read the guidance on Judging Criteria set out above to give yourselves the best chance of winning an award.

Step 3: Fill out and print the PDF application form here. - Completed application forms should be scanned and emailed to - Please make sure ‘Technology Award 2012’ is listed in the email subject line.

 Step 4: Closing date for submissions is 5.00pm on Monday 15th October 2012.

 Step 5: You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your submission by email. Where necessary, the Noise Abatement Society will contact you to clarify points or request further information to support your submission before the judging panel reviews all submissions.

Step 6: Pencil the Awards Ceremony date in your diary – Tuesday November 6th 2012. The Awards Ceremony is held in The Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons in London from 7.30 – 10.30pm.

Judging and results

Shortlisted entrants will be notified in October 2012 and  invited to attend the John Connell Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 6th November 2012, when the outright winner and highly commended teams will be announced and receive their awards.


The Noise Abatement Society will ensure that media coverage is given to the John Connell Awards including details of award winners in all categories.

This will include press releases after the ceremony, containing details of the winner and highly commended entries for the John Connell Technology Award. If there are any parts of your submission that you consider confidential and do not wish to be included, in whole or part, in any press releases or other print or on-line media, please mark these in your submission.

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