ACE Awards terms and conditions

  • Entries are open to ACE New Zealand Ordinary Members only
  • Collaborative Working arrangements (formal or informal) and Alliances may enter, subject to an ACE Ordinary Member having contributed at least 30% of the work
  • Your project must be completed within three years of the closing date for submissions 
  • Your project must be fully completed and have proven its operation, meaning: 
    • Full completion of the works or a component of a project where manufacture or construction are involved; 
    • Completion of the brief of instruction where physical works are not directly involved, i.e., research studies, surveys, reports, models, etc; 
    • Commissioning of a process system or mechanical system must have proved itself over 12 months. Relevant to projects involving a process such as mechanical and building, industrial systems, water treatment, power or plant systems, some geotechnical (including slip remediation) and food processes. Records must be available (and available to judges on request) for a full 12 months where claims are made of improved operating efficiency or effectiveness
  • Your client and asset owner (if different to the client) must consent to the project being entered   
  • Payment of entry fees be made in full by the invoice due date 

The Convenor of judges may decline to accept an entry on the basis of: 

  • The entry does not meet the criteria relating to eligibility (above); 
  • The entry is a continuation of a project that has previously been entered for an award, whether or not that project won an award, and does not demonstrate significant differences; 
  • The entry is similar to another project, by the same firm, that has previously been entered for an award, whether or not that project has won an award, and does not demonstrate significant differences;  
  • In the opinion of the Convenor, the entry is not of a sufficiently high standard to be accepted as an entry for an award; 
  • Information requested by the ACE Awards staff has not been provided and the judges will be unable to proceed with a reasonable assessment. 
  • Items 2, 3, 4, and 5 may be contested by the entrant. In this case the entrant will provide written evidence, through the ACE New Zealand awards staff, that the project is significantly different to other projects, that the project is of a high standard, by reference to other opinions (not the client or consultant); or by promptly providing additional material within one week of being advised of this rejection.