Individual Awards

  • Professional Engineer of the Year Award (Category A Award)
  • Engineering Technologist of the Year Award (Category A Award)
  • Engineering Associate of the Year Award (Category A Award)
  • Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award (Category D Award)
  • Young Engineering Technologist of the Year Award (Category D Award)
  • Young Engineering Associate of the Year Award (Category D Award)

     

Criteria

  • Engineers Australia’s individual awards honour those who have demonstrated great achievement and leadership within the engineering profession.
  • Nominations for these must be submitted online using the form in the Awards section of each Division webpage on our corporate website.
  • Nominations must be submitted to the nominee’s Division and supported by at least one referee who is a financial member of Engineers Australia.
  • The age-limit for those nominating for any of the organisation’s young awards is 35 - as at 31 December in that year.

     

Weighting of criteria

Priority Weighting Criteria
1. 30% Engineering Competence
2. 20% Demonstrated communication and leadership skills (including leadership of teams)
3. 20% Positive/notable outcomes of their engineering work
4. 20% Creativity/innovation
5. 10% Community service to industry, the profession and/or society

 

Nominations

Nominees/nominators must address the fields provided in no more than 500 words per section and show how they have gained the attributes through engineering. Nominees/nominators are encouraged to address the following five fields where relevant.

  1. Engineering competence
  2. Demonstrated communication and leadership skills (including leadership of teams)
  3. Positive/notable outcomes from their performance
  4. Creativity/innovation
  5. Community service to industry, the profession and/or society.

Please note: A CV, 100-word biography, and profile picture must be submitted in addition to the above information.

For full details including nomination due dates, please visit your Division:

Terms and conditions for all Individual Awards

In the interest of credibility and fairness, the following eligibility requirements are mandated and not subject to interpretation:

  1. A nominee must be a financial member in the relevant grade of membership at the time of nomination. There are no time restraints as to when the financial member signs up for membership – as long as they are a financial member at the time of nomination. International members are to be nominated by the relevant Chapter via the National H&A Committee.
     
  2. The nominee/nominator must select the Division from which the nominee comes in the nomination form. This allows the nomination to be submitted for judging in the Division they reside in.
     
  3. A third party can prepare a nomination on behalf of the nominee, (for example an employer) however if the third party does not involve at least one member of Engineers Australia, the nomination must be supported by a referee who is a financial member of Engineers Australia. Referee’s contacts and membership number must be provided in the nomination form.
     
  4. A nominee must agree to the nomination by agreeing to the terms and conditions of the nomination in order for it to be successfully submitted. By agreeing to a nomination the nominee is agreeing to be interviewed by judges.
     
  5. Engineers Australia staff cannot prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee.
     
  6. There is to be no monetary gain or other direct inducement/incentive provided to a nominator, nominee or employer of either party. Marketing campaigns seeking to motivate and/or solicit nominations via additional prizes must be approved by the National H&A Committee via the Division Committee prior to commencement. This excludes the awarding of prizes to award winners and refers to incentives which aim to market or motivate nominations - which are further rewarded for those nominations which were successful after judging.
     
  7. Engineers Australia staff may not participate in the judging or voting process, but may provide advice to the judging panels as requested.
     
  8. Nominations may come from all business units (including Colleges, Technical Societies and special interest groups) however the nominee/nominator must select the Division of which the nominee resides in.
     
  9. Nominees may be asked to use content of their nomination for promotional means in the media.
     
  10. By agreeing to the terms and conditions the nominee is allowing Engineers Australia the right to investigate the nominee’s membership file.
     
  11. If a third party is nominating on behalf of a nominee, permission must then be sort from the nominee prior to submitting this nomination form. All nominees, (including those self-nominating) will automatically receive an email once they have submitted this form asking them to accept the nomination via return email. If the nominee does not respond – the nomination will not proceed.

Please note: There are terms and conditions of entry for the Individual Awards at the Division and National level

Terms and Condition of entry for individual awards at Division entry level

In the interest of credibility and fairness the following eligibility requirements will be mandated and not subject to interpretation:

  1. A nominee must be a financial member in the relevant grade of membership at the time of nomination. There are no time restraints as to when the financial member signs up for membership – as long as they are a financial member at the time of nomination. International members are to be nominated by the relevant Chapter via the National H&A Committee.
     
  2. The nominee/nominator must select the Division from which the nominee comes in the nomination form. This allows the nomination to be submitted for judging in the Division they reside in.
     
  3. A third party can prepare a nomination on behalf of the nominee, (for example an employer) however if the third party does not involve at least one member of Engineers Australia, the nomination must be supported by a referee who is a financial member of Engineers Australia. Referee’s contacts and membership number must be provided in the nomination form.
     
  4. A nominee must agree to the nomination by agreeing to the terms and conditions of the nomination in order for it to be successfully submitted. By agreeing to a nomination the nominee is agreeing to be interviewed by judges.
     
  5. Engineers Australia staff cannot prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee.
     
  6. There is to be no monetary gain or other direct inducement/incentive provided to a nominator, nominee or employer of either party. Marketing campaigns seeking to motivate and/or solicit nominations via additional prizes must be approved by the National H&A Committee via the Division Committee prior to commencement. This excludes the awarding of prizes to award winners and refers to incentives which aim to market or motivate nominations - which are further rewarded for those nominations which were successful after judging.
     
  7. Engineers Australia staff may not participate in the judging or voting process, but may provide advice to the judging panels as requested.
     
  8. Nominations may come from all business units (including Colleges, Technical Societies and special interest groups) however the nominee/nominator must select the Division of which the nominee resides in.
     
  9. Nominees may be asked to use content of their nomination for promotional means in the media.
     
  10. By agreeing to the terms and conditions the nominee is allowing Engineers Australia the right to investigate the nominee’s membership file.
     
  11. If a third party is nominating on behalf of a nominee, permission must be sought from the nominee prior to submitting this nomination form. All nominees, (including those self-nominating) will automatically receive an email once they have submitted the online form asking them to accept the nomination via return email. If the nominee does not respond – the nomination will not proceed.

Terms and Condition of entry for individual awards at National entry level

In the interest of credibility and fairness the following eligibility requirements will be mandated and not subject to interpretation:

  1. A nominee must be a financial member in the relevant grade of membership, from the time of nomination made at Division entry level.
     
  2. The nominee has been put forward by the Division they are affiliated with for entry into the National Awards. The nominee’s Division is where the nominee is from and where the original nomination was judged by their Division judging panel.
     
  3. A nominee must agree to the terms and conditions of entry in order for it to be successfully submitted to the National Awards.
     
  4. By agreeing to a nomination the nominee is agreeing to be interviewed by National Judges, should it be required.
     
  5. No changes can be made to the original nomination made at the Division entry level. Divisions will pass all nominations and corresponding CV’s to National Office for judging.
     
  6. There is to be no monetary gain or other direct inducement/incentive provided to a nominator, nominee or employer of either party. Marketing campaigns seeking to motivate and/or solicit nominations via additional prizes must be approved by the National H&A Committee via the Division Committee prior to commencement. This excludes the awarding of prizes to award winners and refers to incentives which aim to market or motivate nominations - which are further rewarded for those nominations which were successful after judging.
     
  7. Engineers Australia staff may not participate in the judging or voting process, but may provide advice to National Judges as requested. Nominees are not permitted to approach Engineers Australia staff requesting any advice to be relayed to National Judges.
     
  8. Nominations may come from all business units (including Colleges, Technical Societies and special interest groups) however the nominee/nominator must select the Division of which the nominee resides in.
     
  9. Nominees must be represented at the formal National Awards dinner – held annually in November at Parliament House, Canberra.
     
  10. By agreeing to the terms and conditions the nominee is allowing Engineers Australia the right to investigate the nominee’s membership file.
 
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