ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition pays tribute to exemplary Member Firm achievements from throughout the world. Since 1967, U.S. engineering firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies in ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards program (EEA)—"the Academy Awards of the engineering industry"—which honors the year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments. Projects that are winners at state level EEA competitions are eligible for ACEC's national EEA competition.

Each year a distinguished panel of 25-30 judges representing a cross section of industry, government, academia and media, assemble for three days to rank the submissions on engineering excellence. Projects from throughout world are rated on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner's needs, including schedule and budget.

The panel then selects 24 top award winners—16 Honor Awards and 8 Grand Awards. One Grand Conceptor Award winner will be chosen from the 8 Grand Awards as the overall best engineering project.


Deadline for all submission materials — January 6, 2017

Call for Entries


All submissions must be entered through your respective state Member Organization. Click here for a State Member Organization contact list. Click here for EEA submission deadline for each state (Excel spreadsheet).

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Daisy Nappier at or 202-347-7474.


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