2020 Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievements
in consulting engineering


The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards represent the highest honours for excellence in consulting engineering in Canada. The awards are a joint program of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. Winning projects are selected based on high quality engineering, imagination and innovation.​

Stage I deadline (Notice of Intention to Enter)
March 17, 2020 

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
Presentation of the awards will 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 Awards Gala is a premier networking opportunity for ACEC members and a showcase for the accomplishments of the industry. 


Stage 1 – Tuesday March 17, 2020
Notice of Intention to Enter; Entry Fee $375.00 + HST 13% due (non-refundable) 

Stage 2 – Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Official Entry Form / Project Outline - electronic online form 

Stage 3 – Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. EDT 
Entry Consent Form – print; Project Entry Binder – print; PDF of Project Entry - electronic file

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

Awards of Excellence and Special Achievement 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.

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