A project or initiative which has positive social, environmental, cultural or economic outcomes to a community, iwi, organisation, the environment, education or society.

To be envied

  • Visionary thinking and ambition, from design to delivery.

  • A project or initiative that stands out as a work of significant impact, whether that’s through its ambition, purpose, complexity, or contribution to a community.

  • Demonstrated social, cultural, environmental and/or economic value to the client or wider community – what needs does the project address, and how is it important in addressing those needs?


  • Entries are open to individuals, teams, firms or other groups

  • Projects, initiatives or products eligible

  • Work substantially completed in New Zealand, by engineers who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents

  • May include work by non-engineers

  • Work substantially completed between November 2018 and November 2020

  • Do not have to be Engineering New Zealand members

Judging Criteria

  • Vision – concept

  • Opportunity/challenge – need for project

  • Design – creative process, development, cost, and advantage

  • Delivery – method, technical achievement

  • Impact – value, sustainability, social and cultural responsibility, and how it has made a difference. Applications that can demonstrate how impact has been measured and reported will be viewed favourably.

How to enter

  1. Check the eligibility criteria 

  2. Download and complete entry form 

  3. Upload form and supporting material to the online portal

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Entries open

3 Dec – 28 Feb 2021

Finalists announced

May 2021


1 July 2021

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