A young engineer who has a passion for community, thrives on leading others and their work and makes New Zealanders’ lives better.

To be envied

  • Demonstrated excellence in the nominee’s career to date, including notable achievements, and involvement in any significant projects.

  • Dedication to the development of the nominee’s career as an engineer, including leadership potential, goal-setting, and positive contribution to their professional community.

  • Finalists will be interviewed by the judging panel as part of the judging process and must show great communication skills.


  • Entries are open to individuals

  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • A qualified engineer from any of the broad fields

  • Aged 31 or younger on 28 February 2021

  • Have not been a recipient of the award previously under the Engineering New Zealand or IPENZ awards

  • Finalists must be available for an interview with the judging panel

  • Does not have to be an Engineering New Zealand member

Judging Criteria

  • Vision – leadership and influencing skills

  • Opportunity – an understanding of how their work can impact and contribute to society

  • Delivery – excellence in a significant engineering project, activity or body of work

  • Impact – brilliance in communicating ideas

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 – 11 Mar 2021

Finalists announced

May 2021


1 July 2021

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