2020 Awards

UPDATE - New Stage 2 & 3 deadlines are outlined below

Why You Should Enter

National recognition for your firm 
The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards provide a platform for ACEC member firms to showcase their talent and expertise. The list of winners is publicized nationwide and project details are published in a special issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. In addition, ACEC and CCE will jointly issue a press release to media in your local area. 

Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala - industry’s premier networking event - Postponed to 2021
Presentation of the awards was scheduled to take place at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala in Ottawa on October 27, 2020, the culminating event of the ACEC national leadership conference.
The 2020 national leadership conference has been cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Although the national leadership conference has been cancelled, the 2020 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala has been postponed to sometime in early 2021 as a standalone event and celebration of our industry. The new date will be announced in Source newsletter. 



Notice of Intention to Enter; Entry Fee $375.00 + HST 13% due (non-refundable) 

Stage 2 – NEW DEADLINE Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Official Entry Form / Project Outline - electronic online form
Once the form and outline are submitted, you will receive an e-mailed confirmation receipt 

Stage 3 – NEW DEADLINE Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. EDT 
Entry Consent Form - Electronic File
This form must be completed and signed by the entering firm, the owner, and the client, then emailed to psaunders@ccemag.com.
NOTE: A hard copy is not required this year.

Project Entry – Electronic file
An electronic version of the project entry must be filed at the awards FTP site. Provide details, photos, drawings, etc., related to the project. You can either use the same text you posted in the Official Entry Form & Project Outline or expand upon it as you wish, to a maximum of 10 pages at a minimum 10-point font.
NOTE: A printed project entry binder is not required this year. 

High-resolution Images of Project -  Electronic Files
These images are for promotional and publication purposes; please submit files at the awards FTP site of the highest quality that best showcase your project.
For instructions for filing the project entry and high-resolution images to the FTP site, see page 10 of the 2020 Information & Entry Rules.

2020 Call for Entries

2020 Information & Entry Rules


For full details on the entry process, please visit the Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine website. 
​Contact: Peter Saunders, Editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, Tel. 416-510-5119, psaunders@ccemag.com

The Awards

Up to 20 Awards of Excellence will be given at the judges’ discretion. These are selected from all categories. In addition, a number of Special Achievement Awards will be designated by the jury from among projects entered in all categories. These Special Achievement Awards include:

Schreyer Award
The highest honour is the Schreyer Award which is bestowed annually. It is presented to the project that best demonstrates technical excellence and innovation by a consulting engineering firm. 

Tree for Life Award 
This award was inaugurated in 2008 and is given annually to a project that demonstrates outstanding environmental stewardship.

Ambassador Award
The Ambassador Award is presented to a project executed outside Canada that best showcases Canadian engineering expertise. 

Engineering a Better Canada Award
The Engineering a Better Canada Award is presented to the project that best showcases how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians. 

Outreach Award
This award is given in recognition of a company's contributions and services for a community, either in Canada or elsewhere. 


Judging of the submissions will take place in mid-June and you will be notified soon afterwards whether or not your firm has won an award. The judging panel consists of eminent Canadian engineers and other knowledgeable experts who are not directly employed in the consulting engineering business sector. 

NOTE: These national awards are held independently of the provincial awards programs for consulting engineers and have different judging criteria. Eligible projects must have been completed in the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. Firms must be a member of ACEC to be eligible.

For more information about the CCE Awards, including past winners and the Awards Gala, please visit www.canadianconsultingengineer.com.