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An individual, team, academic institution or organisation who has delivered inspiring engineering education that has had enduring positive impact for engineers, students or tamariki.

To be envied

  • Excellence in engaging students, commitment to continuous learning, and delivering effective engineering education.

  • Powerful positive influence on the nominee’s students, institution or wider community, in raising the profile of engineering in New Zealand.

  • Demonstrated results that show the positive educational impact the nominee has had on their students or target group.


  • Entries are open to individuals, schools, universities or other groups

  • Work substantially completed in New Zealand

  • May include work by non-engineers

  • Initial delivery of programme or initiative to have commenced by or after November 2018

  • Do not have to be Engineering New Zealand members

Judging Criteria

  • Vision – concept and ideas

  • Opportunity/challenge – need for the initiative, paper or programme and challenges with development and/or delivery of the (education)

  • Delivery – how innovative student learning, engagement, diversity and inclusion has been incorporated into the teachings and delivery

  • Impact – how it has made a difference to the future of engineering

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