A worldwide celebration and recognition of Shell NXplorers participants, facilitators, and mentors.

4th December 2024, 11AM GMT

The NXplorers Awards are back!

The NXplorers Inspiration Awards recognise the amazing work of students who participated in the NXplorers programme during 2023 and 2024, as well as the mentors and facilitators who have supported them.

Nominations open on Tuesday 14 May 2024 and close on Friday 27 September 2024 (11.59PM GMT). Nominations can only be submitted by NXplorers Programme Managers or NXplorers delivery partner(s) via the instructions received by email.

The live Awards Ceremony, open to all, will take place on 4th December 2024 at 11AM GMT. As well as announcing the awards, we will hear from our inspirational NXplorers students from across the globe.

Registrations for the awards ceremony will be open later in the year, more details to be revealed.


Outstanding NXplorers student team

Awarded to NXplorers student teams who are an inspiring example of how young people can work together to solve real problems.

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Exceptional NXplorers project by a student team

Awarded to NXplorers student teams that have delivered exceptional projects with potential for impact on their community and society.​

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Excellence in Facilitation

Awarded to facilitators and teachers who are a role-model for their students and enable them to embrace complexity and overcome barriers.

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Inspiring NXplorers Mentor

Awarded to inspiring (Shell) mentors who go the extra mile to support young people on their NXplorers journey.

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Nominating a team or individual is easy:

  • Please note that only the Shell NXplorers Programme Managers or NXplorers delivery partners can nominate
  • For those nominating follow the instructions received via email
  • Select the category in which you want to make a nomination
  • Describe the person or team's achievement using the text boxes provided
  • Provide links to relevant evidence to support your nomination


  • Nominations can only be made by NXplorers Shell Programme Managers and delivery partners

  • You cannot nominate yourself

  • The NXplorers Team will select the top 3 (gold, silver or bronze award) based on the criteria for each category

  • When a nominee is part of the top 3 (gold, silver or bronze award) the nominator will be requested to support the nominee(s) in joining the virtual event

  • There will be no correspondence about individual nominations

  • Download the PDF of the full Terms and Conditions of the NXplorers Awards here