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The Young Structural Engineers International Design Competition is run every three years and awards three cash prizes:
The £5,000 John Barrett Prize is awarded to the overall competition winner. The prize was established by Mrs Ann Barrett to honour the life and work of her husband John. John was a member of the Institution and keen to develop design skills in young structural engineers.
The Drury Prize is awarded to the best entry submitted by an individual or team of individuals who are all under 25 years of age. The winner will receive £2,000 and a certificate.
The Undergraduate Prize is awarded to the best entry submitted by undergraduates studying a civil or structural engineering course.The winner will receive £1,500.
Young structural engineers are to prepare conceptual sketch design proposals for rebuilding a community settlement of 100 persons, that can be constructed in a costal area of a Least Developed Country (LDC) that is at risk of being lost due to rising sea levels / flooding, or in an area that may already be partly under water. The aspiration for this competition is that it will provide viable solutions which can be adapted and possibly used in other parts of the world where people are at risk of losing their homes.
Download the full competition brief below.
Applications should be made by individuals or by teams of up to 3 people.
Each candidate/team may only win one prize. Teams share prize money.
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