Prizes and Awards

Sir William Arrol Bursary Award

The Craft awards bursaries to students of mechanical engineering at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, on the nomination of the departments concerned. These are given in the name of Sir William Arrol from funds transferred to the Incorporation in 1997 from the Trustees of the Late Sir William Arrol, an engineer whose best remembered achievement is the Forth Rail Bridge. Similar bursaries in the name of the Incorporation are made to students of Product Design Engineering at Glasgow School of Art.

Hammermen Awards

Those Universities and Technical Colleges within the former Strathclyde Region that offer engineering or other relevant qualifications may, by prior agreement with the Craft, nominate one student for a Hammerman Award worth £300. These award winners are invited to the Trades House in April each year where they are presented with their certificates and awards. The winners are eligible to compete for the Prince Philip Awards.

Prince Philip Award

Two Prince Philip Prizes are awarded each year to the best University and the best College student who were successful in the Hammermen Awards. Applicants are invited to an interview conducted by members of the Master Court. The prizes are worth £1,500 each and are presented by the Deacon at the Deacon’s Choosing Dinner in November each year. Further details and forms of application may be obtained from the respective Universities, Colleges and Further Education Centres or from the Clerk.

Craftsmanship Award

The Craftsmanship Award, with a prize fund of £1500, is awarded annually for an exceptional contribution to engineering craft skills. This may be a technical advance in the craft, a contribution to an employer’s objectives by applying craft skills, or an innovative application of high quality craft skills, or other demonstration of craft excellence.  Candidates, who may submit jointly with a colleague or colleagues, must:

  • Be a craftsman, male or female, most likely over the age of 25 for the experience expected
  • be employed in engineering, manufacturing or advanced technology
  • live or work in the West of Scotland
  • demonstrate their service in their chosen craft
  • explain the exceptional contribution they have made in the application of craft skills
  • secure endorsement of their application by a senior manager or director of their employer.

Full details of the Award are available here: Award Details

Application Form available here:  Application Form

School Prizes

At schools in Glasgow, individuals choosing metalwork for their Higher and Standard Grade Craft & Design projects are eligible for prizes awarded by the Craft for excellence in design and craftsmanship. In addition runners up prizes may be awarded if appropriate. These are run in conjunction with the Trade House Schools Competition.

The Incorporation of Hammermen and Scottish Engineering Award

The Craft makes an annual award jointly with Scottish Engineering to an engineer or manger who has shown outstanding quality in the application of knowledge or innovation to his or her employer’s business such as to result in a significant contribution to that business. Further details and application forms from Scottish Engineering, 105 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1QL

Further details and forms for all of the above prizes and awards can be obtained by the applicant either at their respective educational establishments or by contacting The Clerk, The Incorporation of Hammermen, Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, 302 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RZ