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.

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.

2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Information:

2024 Call For Entries Rules and Guidelines with Checklist

2024 ACEC Ohio EEA Official Electronic Entry Portal

2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Frequently Asked Questions

2020 ACEC Ohio EEA Best Practices Webinar 

2021 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

2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration

On March 16, 2023, over 200 ACEC Ohio members and guests enjoyed a luncheon celebration of Ohio's engineering achievements. The event showcased the innovation of the engineering consulting community with one small project award, 25 honor awards, 6 outstanding achievement awards, and one grand award winner.

Congratulations to Burgess & Niple for the 2023 Grand Award winner for the BioCEPT Improvements at the Akron Water Reclamation Facility project! 

Click here to see the Grand Award Winner project video!

2023 Eea Stage Presentation 2

Click here to view the 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Program with all the winning projects.

View the photos from the award program here.

2024 Call for Entries will be out in August 2023--for projects substantially completed between 11/1/2021 and 10/31/2023.

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