First established more than a century ago, the EA Excellence Awards program has been streamlined and refined for 2023 to better elevate the best in the profession.
From this year, the awards will be conducted as a single program. There will be annual celebrations of local and state finalists in each division with winners progressing to national awards for individuals and projects.
Other key changes include:
- The creation of an emerging tier within Engineer of the Year awards to better recognise engineers, technologists and associates at the beginning of their careers
- Project awards have moved from bi-annual to annual
- Awards are open to international members
- Self-nominated and nominator entries are available.
The redesign is a product of an exhaustive review.
EA National President and Board Chair Nick Fleming says engineering is evolving and the award programs must as well.
“The changes we’ve made to streamline the awards will ensure the categories are consistent, equitable and inclusive,” he said.
“Historically, our winners and finalists have this in common; an outstanding capacity to lead by example and work for the good of the community and the planet.”
- Professional Engineer of the Year
- Engineering Technologist of the Year
- Engineering Associate of the Year
- Emerging Professional Engineer of the Year
- Emerging Engineering Technologist of the Year
- Emerging Engineering Associate of the Year
- Biomedical College: David Dewhurst Award
- Chemical College: Chemical Engineer Achievement Award
- Civil College: Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year
- Electrical College: MA Sargent Medal
- Engineering Heritage Australia: John Monash Medal
- Environment College: Environmental Engineer Achievement Award
- ITEE College: IREE Neville Thiele Eminence Award
- Mechanical College: AGM Michell Medal
- RISK Society: Risk Engineer Achievement Award
- Structural College: John Connell Gold Medal
- Transport Australia society: Transport Medal
- PNR Medal, the most prestigious award conferred by EA
- Honorary Fellows Award
- The President Prize
Nominations opened on April 4.