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A project or product where art, design, technology and engineering collide to create something eye-catching, disruptive and different to the norm.

To be envied

  • A visionary approach to conception and development that displays the nominee's creative process. 
  • Projects or products that break the mould and go beyond the ordinary to display creative brilliance in engineering.
  • Creative flair, in whatever form that takes – aesthetic beauty, a convergence of form, function and style, innovative use of materials – or something completely different!


  • Entries are open to individuals, teams, organisations or other groups​
  • Projects 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 2020 and November 2022
  • Do not have to be Engineering New Zealand members

Judging criteria

  • Vision – concept, opportunity and creative idea​
  • Design – creative and technical process
  • Delivery – technical achievement
  • Impact – value and how it's made a difference
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