How to enter

Thank you for your interest in entering The Structural Awards 2017

There are three parts to the submission process. To be considered for an award(s), and for the judges to properly assess your entry, all three parts must be completed in full.

  • Part 1: Complete the online entry form

  • Part 2: Submit an illustrated report describing the project

  • Part 3: Pay the entry fee

You do not have to submit your illustrated report at the same time as the online entry form. However, the report and supporting imagery must be submitted before the closing date on Monday 10 April at 17:00.

You will need to consult the FAQs and The Structural Awards 2017 Entry Guide during the submission process.

The judging process is now in three stages. Firstly, a panel of eminent judges will independently look at all entries and award points. The highest scoring entries will then be evaluated by a ‘sitting judging panel’ to establish the shortlist. Once the shortlist is agreed, we will ensure that no conflict of interest exists between a judge and any shortlisted project. Should there be any conflict, those judges will not serve on the final judging panel. The final panel will convene and decide on the category winners.

Part 1. Complete the online entry form

Complete the entry form to start your submission. Once you have submitted the form you will receive a confirmation email with a unique entry ID code. You will need this entry ID code later in the submission process so please keep it to hand.

Each project can be entered into a maximum of two principal categories. The 2017 judges reserve the right to reallocate entries to more appropriate or additional categories. In addition, the judges will consider the entries for one of three special awards.

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

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Part 2. Submit an illustrated report

Please provide an illustrated report describing your project, to include further photos and drawings to support your submission. You must submit these using WeTransfer. You must provide:

  1. An illustrated report responding to each of the questions listed in Part 2. The final report must be a maximum of 1500 words and no more than 6 pages (single-sided) in an A4 portrait PDF file

  2. A minimum of 10 high quality images such as photographs, CAD drawings and sketches. 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) must be provided

Submitted imagery will be used in the judging process, as well as for marketing, PR and AV at the Awards ceremony & dinner.

Please submit your files to using and ensure your unique entry ID code is provided.

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Part 3. Pay the entry free

The entry fee is £280 +VAT per project. Each project can be entered into a maximum of two principal categories. The 2017 judges reserve the right to reallocate entries to more appropriate or additional categories.

Please visit the payment site to make your payment for entry to The Structural Awards 2017. 

You have two payment options:

  1. Make an online payment via credit or debit card

  2. Bank transfer (BACS) via an invoice

Your entry fee must be paid by 17:00 on Monday 10 April.

Your submission will not be accepted until payment has been received.

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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. 


Please ensure that the information you provide is correct at the time of submission. The Institution of Structural Engineers will use the details you provide for marketing and event materials if you are shortlisted.

The Institution of Structural Engineers accepts no liability for any inaccurate information contained within the submitted entry; it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide accurate information.

The applicant is also responsible for gaining permission from team members to be contacted by The Institution of Structural Engineers. If this permission has not been obtained, only the company name and telephone number should be completed.

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Terms and conditions of entry

To enter your project(s) to the Structural Awards 2017, your submission must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Your complete entry including all Marketing/PR/AV imagery and payment forms must be received by 17:00 on Monday 10 April 2017.

  2. Entries may be submitted by any company involved in the project, but the project representative must be a member of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

  3. The project must be completed or due for completion between 15 April 2016 and 14 April 2017.
  4. Entry forms will only be accepted via our website. 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.
  5. Your illustrated report will total no more than 1500 words and six A4 pages. Any pages thereafter will not be considered by the judging panel. 
  6. Your project will be considered in a maximum of two categories. The 2017 judges reserve the right to reallocate entries to more appropriate or additional categories.
  7. All members of the project team, including the project owner have given consent for the project to be entered into the competition.
  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. Information submitted and photographic copyright of any project images will remain with the authors. However, The Institution of Structural Engineers has the right to retain work for print and digital marketing, exhibition purposes, and to reproduce it for publication, including digitally. If copyright of any images belongs to another party then this must be clearly stated in your submission and images.