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Young Structural Engineering Professional Award

Showcase your skills, achievements and how you’re driving the profession forward, and become an ambassador for the Institution.

Promoting accomplishments of young structural engineers, it is an internationally recognised mark of achievement and marks you out as “one to watch” amongst the Institution’s global membership.

2019 Award

Status Closing date for entries: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 17:00 BST.
Eligibility Graduate Members or above. You must also be aged 30 or under.
The winner will receive a £1500 cash prize and two tickets to the Structural Awards 2019 ceremony. The runner-up will receive a £500 cash prize.
Entry format Poster presentation: You may submit up to two posters in PDF format (A1 size), about a project or projects that you have been involved in. The posters should show the technical aspects of the design, and demonstrate your own input to the project. It is up to you to decide how you split up the posters – you may wish to focus more heavily on one project or equally across the two

Video recorded presentation: You are required to produce a video presentation (max. 3 minutes) about your posters.

Opinion piece: A written piece (max. 500 words). The judges have set the following topic for you to write about - ‘Considering up to three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, give your views on how you might respond to these over the next decade through your work’

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Endorsement from your employer or sponsor member: You must supply an endorsement. This must be from either your employer or a professionally registered member of the Institution (max. 300 words)

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Previous award winners

2018 award


2017 award

  • William Arnold MIStructE was recognised by the Institution for his work on innovative projects like the Fubon Tower in Tapei, Taiwan (a skyscraper located in an earthquake-prone part of the world), a whiskey distillery in Scotland (featuring an innovative timber roof the size of five football pitches), and projects like the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, on which he worked with world-famous artist, Ai Wei Wei.
  • Runner-up: Brad Nichols, Associate Director, Robert Bird Group, who was commended by the judges for his problem solving and leadership abilities.

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