Engineers Australia's Individual Awards confer recognition for outstanding engineering achievements to recognise and promote those engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work.
Nominations close Friday, 8 July 2016
Individual Awards are awarded to an individual responsible for engineering achievement that has contributed to the advancement of engineering and who has demonstrated outstanding engineering skills, including:
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)
There are two stages to Individual Awards; Division level and National. To be considered eligible for judging at the National level, a member must have first won an Individual Award at Division level during the same year.
The judges reserve the right not to judge any category of Individual Award at Division Level and/or National if less than three nominations are received.
The following criteria will be used by judges in assessing nominations:
- Contribution to the well-being of people and communities
- Resourcefulness in the planning and in the solution of design problems
- Pioneering in the use of materials and methods
- Use of sustainable engineering practices
- Innovative design, construction and aesthetic value
Click here to download a copy of the nomination criteria submission template.
Terms and Conditions
The following requirements should be read carefully as all nominations must adhere to these to be eligible for judging at both Division and National level:
- Who can nominate?
- A nominee must be a financial member in the relevant grade of membership at the time of nomination and must remain a financial member up to and including the day that the awards are announced.
- A financial member of Engineers Australia may self-nominate
- A financial member of Engineers Australia can prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee who is a financial member of Engineers Australia
- A non-financial member of Engineers Australia (e.g. manager, HR representative) can prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee however the nomination must be supported by a referee who is a financial member of Engineers Australia. Referee's contact details and membership number must be provided in the nomination form
- Individual awards are awarded at Division level each calendar year and only the winner of each category in each Division in the same year is considered eligible to enter the National Awards.
- All nominations (whether self-nominations or third party nominations) must include the Division to which the member is affiliated. Any financial member who is affiliated with National Office due to their place of residence will not be eligible to nominate.
- All third party nominations must be accompanied by agreement from the nominee to be nominated.
- Nominees to the following categories must be practising engineers not over the age of 35 (up to and including the day that the Awards are announced):
- Young Professional Engineer of the Year
- Young Engineering Technologist of the Year
- Young Engineering Associate of the Year
- There is to be no monetary gain or other direct inducement/incentive provided to a nominator, nominee or employer of either party.
- Nominations may come from any of the Learned Society Groups within Engineers Australia, including Colleges, Technical Societies and Special Interest Groups.
- When nominees agree to the terms and conditions, Engineers Australia:
- has the right to investigate the nominee’s membership file
- may require the nominee to be interviewed by the judges
- has the right to use the content of the nominee’s submission for promotional purposes
- Engineers Australia staff may not prepare a nomination on behalf of a nominee and may be subject to disciplinary action if it is found that an individual staff member has breached this requirement.
- Engineers Australia staff may not participate in the judging or voting process, however may provide advice to judging panels as requested.
The judges’ decision relating to any of these awards is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Click here to view the terms and conditions.