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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.

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