Student Award

Expose your engineering potential with the Student Award. 

See how you stack up against tomorrow’s engineering leaders by entering the Student Award to be into win $1,500 cash and tickets to the annual ACE New Zealand conference and Awards Gala Dinner in Auckland 2020. 

You are about to start your exciting career in engineering. Whether supervising a busy workshop, undertaking research, designing buildings or building bridges, the work will be technically interesting, intellectually challenging and immensely varied. Engineering consultancy involves business management, entrepreneurship and client care. 

Who can enter  

Entry is open to students who: 

  • are in their final year of the Washington Accord Bachelor of Engineering, and 
  • have completed the practical work requirement with an ACE New Zealand Member firm

How do I apply 

Submit your Practical Work Report to your practical work coordinator at your university. They'll then review and submit up to six candidates for judging. Entry forms have been sent to your Work Coordinator. 

Details of the format and composition of the Practical Work Report are within your degree prescription.

Finalists nominated are judged by a panel of ACE New Zealand judges on the following:

  • Ability to describe the work undertaken
  • Observations of how the workplace operates and how you as the student fitted into this structure
  • Value of the work experience and relevance to your engineering career
  • Report writing skills, including layout, spelling, grammar and other technical report skills

The award is based on your ability to describe the work experience rather than the tasks undertaken.

Entries are to be restricted to a maximum of 25 pages, including attachments.

ACE New Zealand asks that you allow your name and name of your employer (company name) to be included in publicity material about the award. No details of your employer’s workplace or any of the work you undertook during the work experience will be made public without prior approval.

Prize

Up to three winners can be chosen to each receive:

  • a cash prize of $1,500
  • complimentary registration to attend the ACE New Zealand Annual Conference
  • two tickets for the winner and a guest to attend the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on 5 August 2020
  • travel and accommodation to attend the Awards Gala Dinner (return flight and one night's accommodation in Auckland if living outside of the region)

Note that the winners must be present at the Awards Gala Dinner on 5 August 2020 to receive their prize. Failure to attend will disqualify the winner from claiming other prizes.

Entries close Wednesday 13 May 2020. 

Previous winners

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2019 Winners

  • Will Meng, University of Auckland
  • Kurt Haywood, University of Auckland
  • Helena Li, University of Auckland

 

2018 Winners

  • Miguel Montalla, University of Auckland
  • Mathew Waghorn, University of Canterbury
  • Sheryl Wong, University of Canterbury

 

2017 Winners

  • Edward Hong, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Hayley Byun, University of Auckland
  • Michael Kennerley, University of Auckland

 

2016 Winners

  • Natalie Oliver-Caldwell, University of Auckland
  • Scott Cameron, University of Auckland
  • Theodore Carlos, University of Auckland

 

2015 Winners

  • Luke Boyle, University of Auckland
  • Sarah Novis, University of Auckland
  • Robyn Findlay, University of Auckland