Early career architects, engineers and designers (expected to be under 35 and based in the UK) are invited to submit a single author paper for judging for the Nethercot Prize (Young Professionals Paper Prize named after Professor David Nethercot, President of IABSE 2013-2016). Shortlisted authors will be invited to the IABSE Milne medal dinner normally held in November each year. The winner of the paper competition will be awarded with a contribution of £400 towards participation and travel to an upcoming IABSE international conference in (reimbursed after the attendance of the conference).
What makes your project interesting and special? Papers should outline a project that you are or have been working on, define what are the key drivers for the project, explain the key architectural or structural engineering interventions that have been made, and take a critical view of the overall success of the project. A successful paper will engage the reader and provide a fascinating insight into the process of designing a new or adapting an old structure.
Papers should be limited to 1300 words. Images and figures may be incorporated but the submission must cover no more than five pages (limitation of 5 A4 sides) at point size 11.
Engagement of the reader
Communication of technical content and overall written style
Insight and understanding of the wider project
Understanding and communication of the impact of our work on the wider community
Authors are required to confirm with the relevant people (project director or as appropriate) that the subject matter is appropriate for public dissemination.
1st October 2019 Entry deadline
2nd to 31st October Judging
1st November Shortlist announced and invitations issued to the Milne Medal Dinner
12th November Awards announced at Milne Medal lecture
Please note that success in this competition will not lead directly to your paper being accepted for presentation at an IABSE Symposium.