Engineering Excellence Awards

About the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition

The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition is an annual program that brings well-deserved public recognition to Ohio's engineering industry by spotlighting engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity and value.

Companies are invited to enter their best projects, either construction designs or engineering reports and studies, in the state competition.

Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges who rate each entry on the basis of its uniqueness and originality; technical value to the engineering profession; social and economic considerations; complexity; and how successfully the project met the needs, including time and budget constraints, of the client.

The highest-rated project is recognized with the ACEC Ohio Grand Award. Other entries are recognized with Outstanding Achievement Awards and Honor Awards.

The awards will be presented at the annual EEA Awards Luncheon in Columbus on March 12, 2020.

At least 10 of the top-scoring entries in ACEC Ohio's annual competition are eligible for entry in the national competition, which culminates with a gala reception and awards banquet in Washington, DC.

Register now for the 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards!

2020 EEA Invite

Click here to register online

Are you interested in sponsoring the Engineering Excellence Awards? Sponsorship is an excellent and simple way to put your logo in front of clients and partners. We offer diverse bundles to provide ample recognition for your firm including printed materials, inclusion in our e-newsletter and social media posts. Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities. Please email Haley Phillippi at if you're interested in sponsoring. 

2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Call for Entries

2020 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Award Information:

2020 ACEC Ohio EEA Rules and Guidelines 

2020 ACEC Ohio EEA Official Entry Form

2020 ACEC Ohio EEA Official Electronic Entry Portal

ACEC Ohio EEA Best Practices Webinar 

Download ACEC Ohio Logos

Download the ACEC Ohio logo in one of the following graphic formats for use in preparing your EEA entry: (.jpg logo) (.tif logo)

White transparent logo available upon request, please call 614.487.8844 or email

2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration

On March 14, 2019, over 170 ACEC Ohio members and guests enjoyed a luncheon celebration of Ohio's engineering achievements.  Hosted by Marshall McPeek, a long-time Columbus meteorologist, the event showcased the innovation of the engineering consulting community with one small project award, 15 honor awards, 6 outstanding achievement awards and one grand award winner.

Congratulations to Jacobs Engineering the 2019 Grand Award winner for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase project!

Jacobs 2019 winner

View the  2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Program with all the winning projects.

View the  2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Luncheon Pictures

2020 Call for Entries will be out in August 2019--for projects substantially completed between 11/1/2017 and 10/31/2019!

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