ITA HONORARY GOLDEN PRIZE
 
1. General Provisions
1.1. The Honorary Golden Prize is established as the highest award of the International Thermoelectric Academy to mark the outstanding scientific, engineering, technological and production achievements in the field of thermoelectricity.
1.2. The Honorary Golden Prize of the ITAis awarded by decision of the General Meeting of the ITA.
1.3. Winners of a competition for the Honorary Golden Prize of the ITAare presented the Honorary Prize and the Diploma.
1.4. The receipt of the Honorary Golden Prize of the ITA provides the awarded company (organization) with the right to use its image in any promotional material deemed necessary on the sole condition that the year of awarding should be indicated.
 
2. Prize Description
The Honorary Golden Prize of the ITAis bronze art casting covered with gold. It is a sculpture of ancient Greek goddess Athena on a marble pedestal. Athena, who in ancient Greek civilization was considered a goddess of wisdom and patroness of sciences, is a symbol of the highest ITA award. The sculpture style combines classical strict motives with dynamism and fancy of modern art.
 
3. Nominations and Nominees
3.1. Every two years the Honorary Golden Prizes of the ITAare awarded in the following nominations:
3.1.1. For outstanding achievements in thermoelectricity.
3.1.2. For fundamental contribution to progress in thermoelectricity.
3.1.3. For technology and quality of thermoelectric products.
3.2. Nominees of a competition for the Honorary Golden Prize of the ITA may include individuals or organizations (companies, institutes, higher educational institutions, etc.).
3.3. The results of nominees’ activity in the field of thermoelectricity presented for the competition should be remarkable for a high level conforming to the prestige of the Highest Award of the ITA.
3.4. Both individuals and organizations have the right of nomination for the competition.
3.5. Documents for nomination.
3.5.1.Letter of proposal to the ITAto consider the nominee.
3.5.2. Materials of works (books, scientific publications, patent descriptions, descriptions of technological and production achievements, etc.) in the form sufficient for understanding the essence and level of the work.
3.5.3.Information on the authors: name, year of birth, institution, position, address, telephone, fax, e-mail; or information on the organizations: organization leader, organization requisites.
3.6. Address for sending proposals on the nominees: the ITA main office, 11, Room 806, Bozhenka Str., Kyiv 03150, Ukraine. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
4. Competition Procedure
4.1. Presented works are considered at the General Meeting of the ITA. The Bureau of the ITA reports to the General Meeting on the proposals received.
4.2. As a rule, considered are only those works the results of which had been delivered by the author (or organization representative) to the International Forum on Thermoelectricity prior to being considered by the General Meeting of the ITA.
4.3. The General Meeting of the ITA adopts a decision on conferring the highest award of the ITA – the Honorary Golden Prize of the ITA – by open voting after the discussion of the work, provided more than half of the present members of the ITA have voted for it.
5. Procedure of Awarding the Honorary Golden Prizes of the International Thermoelectric Academy
The Honorary Golden Prize of the ITA and Diploma of the award are presented to the winners at the General Meeting of the ITA in solemn atmosphere with participation of international thermoelectric community represented by attendees of a regular Forum on Thermoelectricity, statesmen, diplomatic representatives of countries whose citizens or organizations have been awarded the Honorary Golden Prize of the ITA, guests of honour.