We are thrilled to advise that Tegan Smith is the winner of the Caernarfon Award. The International Presidents of all the IQs.  Tegan was the clear winner, scoring 9s and 10s. Proudly she is the first ever female winner of the award. It is very fitting that she is the first female given her commitment to WIQ and her dedication to D&I.  Read more

The Caernarfon Award is presented annually for the best paper given at an Institute conference, seminar, meeting etc anywhere in the world which is adjudged to have contributed the most to the advancement of some aspect of the industry – either technical, environmental, strategic etc. Originally, the Caernarfon Award was endowed by the North Wales branch and it is named after the town where the very first Institute meeting took place in 1917. The endowed sum was residual income from the branch’s successful seminar on the Quarries (Explosives) Regulations in 1987. The first award was made in 1989. The award has been made by Council in the UK in the past, but in 1998, responsibility for the adjudication was assumed by the International Presidents’ Committee.