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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, organisations 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 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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