How to enter


Thank you for your interest in entering the Structural Awards 2018

There are three simple steps to the submission process. You don't need to complete all three at the same time, but you need to complete Part 1 before Parts 2 or 3.

To be considered for an award(s), and for the judges to properly assess your entry, all three parts must be completed in full before the deadline of 17:00 BST on 23 April 2018.

Part 1. Complete the online entry form

 Online Entry Form

Please note that it is not possible to save an incomplete form. You must complete all fields and submit without leaving the page. 

Once you have completed the entry form, you will receive a unique Entry ID. Please make a note of this as you will need it for the later stages of submission.

Please ensure that the information you provide is accurate as The Institution of Structural Engineers will include the content online and in print for shortlisted projects. The Institution of Structural Engineers accepts no liability for any inaccurate information submitted.
Please ensure you have gained permission from all involved parties before starting your submission.

Part 2. Submit an illustrated report

You will need to submit an illustrated report describing your project and including further photos and drawings to support your submission.

  1. ‚ÄčThe illustrated report should respond to each of the judging criteria.
  2. The final report must be a maximum of 1,500 words and no more than 6 pages (single-sided) in an A4 PDF file
Please also submit the following:
  1. A minimum of six high quality photographs. Maximum file size per image of 10MB. Each image must be uploaded as single image files.
  2. At least two full-page engineering drawings showing the general arrangement and typical sections and/or details of the structure (with dimensions and notes legible when printed at A4).
  3. Any video files, or links to video files, that provide context for the project.
Please note that submitted imagery will be used in the judging process, as well as for marketing, PR and AV at the Awards ceremony and dinner. Both media files (jpeg/png etc.) and the illustrated report should be clearly labelled with any desired credits. All media submitted must be cleared for use across all communications by The Institution of Structural Engineers. The responsibility for obtaining and securing this permission rests with the Awards applicant. By submitting images, you agree to the use of those images for all purposes related to the Structural Awards.

Please submit your file to using and ensure the Entry ID is stated.
If the project is shortlisted, additional high-resolution images and drawings may be requested for presentation and promotional purposes.

Submit your report

Part 3. Pay the entry fee

The entry fee is £290 + VAT per project. Each project can be entered into a maximum of two principal categories.

Please visit the payment site to make your payment for entry to the Structural Awards 2018. 

Payment must be recieved by 17:00 BST on Monday 23 April.

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

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If you have any questions please email the Events Team or call +44 (0)20 7201 9824. Please quote your unique Entry ID code and project title to help us identify you. 



Terms and conditions of entry


To enter your project(s) to the Structural Awards 2018, your submission must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Your complete entry (Part One entry form, Part Two report and imagery and Part Three payment) must be received by the final closing deadline of 17:00 BST on Monday 23 April 2018.
  2. Entries may be submitted by any company involved in the project, but the named project representative must be a member of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
  3. All members of the project team, including the client, must have given consent for the project to be entered into the competition.
  4. The project must be completed or due for completion between 15 April 2017 and 16 April 2018.
  5. Entry forms will only be accepted via our website pro forma. All submission documents must be submitted via the upload page (visible once your entry form is submitted). Submissions provided on CD / DVD will not be accepted.
  6. Your illustrated report must total no more than 1500 words and 6 A4 pages. Any pages thereafter will not be considered by the judging panel.
  7. Your project will be considered in a maximum of two categories. The 2018 judging panel reserve the right to reallocate entries to more appropriate or additional categories.
  8. All project accreditation between project team members has been agreed prior to making the submission – please note that if a discrepancy arises between project team members, the project will be ineligible for consideration until the issue is resolved.
  9. The judges’ decision on all shortlisted entries and winners is final. It is not possible to provide individual feedback for entries that are not shortlisted. The judges reserve the right to make no awards within categories should entries be deemed unsuitable.
  10. Information submitted and photographic copyright of any project images will remain with the authors. However, by submitting an entry you consent to The Institution of Structural Engineers using submitted photography in any publication. This may include, but is not limited to, print and digital marketing, PR and exhibition purposes. We may allow third parties (e.g journalists) to use such works for the purposes of promoting The Structural Awards. If copyright of any images belongs to another party then this must be clearly stated in your submission and images.