16 January 2017

Auckland Branch Awards

The Auckland Branch celebrates the successes of its Members and profiles the region's engineering achievements through a series of annual awards.

Arthur Mead Environmental Award for Best Project

This annual award recognises Auckland Members' significant contributions to preserving, conserving and improving the environment. It's awarded for the best project addressing sustainability, potential adverse environmental effects, waste management and community involvement.

Find out more about Arthur Mead

How to apply

Applications open early in the year and close in late March. The Award is presented during the annual IPENZ President's Address to Members – this is announced in the Auckland Branch newsletter.

Luminary Award

The Luminary Award was created in IPENZ’s centenary year to recognise an Auckland IPENZ Member who has actively and positively promoted IPENZ and the engineering profession. The recipient of the Award is chosen for their distinguished contribution to the development and growth of IPENZ within the Auckland region, and their embodiment of the IPENZ Code of Ethics, as recognised by their peers.

The recipient is announced at the Auckland Branch's annual "Celebration of Professional Recognition" event (usually held in or around September) to demonstrate the connection between gaining professional status and the ongoing requirement for Members to remain active, current and behave in an ethical manner as they progress through their professional careers.

How to apply

Auckland Branch members can nominate a fellow engineer for the Luminary Award who has inspired them through their selfless contribution to the promotion of IPENZ and the engineering profession in the Auckland region. The nominee must be an Auckland Branch Member, and can hold any Membership grade.

Get in touch

For more information, email the Auckland Branch administrator


Awards for Student Members

GT Murray Memorial Award for Student Members

This annual award is given for the best student presentations on engineering research and design. Representatives from each of Auckland’s five tertiary institutions compete for cash prizes for first, second, and third place at the presentation night, held in late-November.

How to apply

The award is open to undergraduate student members of IPENZ. Each Auckland institution puts forward a selected student to present their research or design to an audience of IPENZ Members, fellow students and academics, members of their families, friends and an invited judging panel. The Auckland Branch let's the engineering school know when the award is open and students are invited to express interest to their Faculty Head.

IPENZ Foundation/Auckland Branch Study Scholarship

The Auckland Branch and the IPENZ Foundation co-fund a first year financial grant to secondary students intending to start engineering study at tertiary level.

Find out more on the IPENZ Foundation website

Get in touch

For more information, email the Auckland Branch administrator