Kenneth Severn Award

The Kenneth Severn Award is the Institution's annual essay competition for young engineers. Each year, the question is set by the incoming president.

The award is open to members and non-members of the Institution who are 28 years of age or under, on 1 January of the year of entry.

The Award commemorates Kenneth Severn, President of the Institution from 1972-73, and is supported by the late Mr Severn's family.

2018 question

The winner will receive:
  • The prestigious Kenneth Severn Diploma
  • A cash prize of £500
The winning paper will also be considered for publication in The Structural Engineer.

Answers should be in the form of a written paper (max. 1500 words) and may include relevant imagery that supplements the text.

The judges will be looking for originality, value to the structural engineering profession and clarity of presentation. 


The closing date is 31 January 2018.
 

Submit your entry here:

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Previous winners

2017 winners

The winner of the Kenneth Severn Award 2017 was Amy Cleaves. Read Amy's winning entry in The Structural Engineer.

Alastair Low-Macrae, Matthew Powell and Krishna Prasad Menon also received commendations.
 

2016 winners

The winner of the Kenneth Severn Award 2016 was Robert Jackson. Read Robert’s winning entry in The Structural Engineer.

Richard Boyd and Ronan Carlin also received commendations.

 

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