ACEC's 2018 Engineering Student Photo Contest





Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 ACEC Engineering Student Photo contest Ben Louwerse, a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Saskatchewan! His entry was praised by the judges for its portrayal of a “relevant” and “much needed initiative” and for creatively reflecting how “consulting engineers can impact the world we live in not only for today, but for future generations as well.”

Ben, we look forward to seeing you in October at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala!  



"Barrier islands such as this one are the unfortunate recipients of much of the plastic and garbage that makes it into the oceans. Ill equipped to deal with the garbage it often gets piled up and left for the next time a high tide or storm washes it back into the ocean. One of the things I hope to do as an engineer is to work with island communities developing a feasible recycling and garbage removal program. #consultingeng2be @aceccanada"




Thank you to everyone who participated, all of the submissions were inspiring examples of what can be achieved with your engineering degree and how you can, and will, change the world!




Win a VIP seat at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala held on October 23, 2018 in Ottawa and a chance to meet Canada’s top consulting engineers, see award-winning projects revealed, meet the project teams, and consulting engineering firms’ CEOs.

The purpose of the contest is to get Canadian engineering students excited about a career in consulting engineering and to submit a photo about how they wish to have a positive impact on society with their engineering degree.



  • Participants must post a photo on Instagram or Twitter taken by them that illustrates how they will change the world with their engineering degree or what kind of impact they would like to have on society with their engineering degree. The post must include: a short description, #ConsultingEng2Be, and @aceccanada. All text within the post can not exceed more than 280 characters on Twitter, or 100 words on Instagram. The post must be made visible to ACEC.*
  • Like & Follow us on Facebook
  • Confirm your submission by sending an email to with a link to your submission(s), and we will send a short form for you to complete.
  • See the complete rules and criteria



  • Contest begins: Thursday March 1, 2018 at 12:01am EST
  • Deadline to enter: Saturday March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Winner will be announced: Monday April 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST



  • The winner attends the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala, held in Ottawa on October 23, 2018 (travel and accommodation included) and gets the chance to meet Canada’s top consulting engineers who have worked on award-winning projects! If the winner can’t attend the national gala, they may attend the closest provincial/territorial awards held in 2018 or 2019. See the contest rules for greater detail.



  • Students currently enrolled in an engineering program at an accredited Canadian university 
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to enter
  • Students must enter individually 



*By submitting a photo to the ACEC Engineering Student Contest, you are agreeing to place the photo you submit online for public viewing. By entering this Contest, you consent to ACEC-Canada’s use of the photo, your name, University where you are an active student and engineering specialty, for any publicity purposes, without compensation.

*All entries must be a photo that was taken by the participant, or must be a photo /image that the participant has ownership of and the legal rights to. The photo does not have to be a photo of their own engineering project. Stock images are not permitted

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