Kenneth Severn Award

The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond to the challenge?

We're looking for young engineers who can tackle the above question set by 2020 Institution President Don McQuillan. The winner will receive a prize of £500, the prestigious Kenneth Severn Diploma, and see their entry considered for publication in The Structural Engineer.

The Award is named in honour of Kenneth Severn (President of the Institution from 1972-73) and is supported by the late Mr Severn's family.




Your written submission should be a maximum of 1,500 words and may include relevant imagery that supplements the text. Please note: all submissions must be made in English.

Judges will consider:

  • Originality
  • Value to the structural engineering profession
  • Clarity of presentation

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