Engineering Excellence Awards

About the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition

The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition is an annual program that brings well-deserved public recognition to Ohio's engineering industry by spotlighting engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity and value.

Companies are invited to enter their best projects, either construction designs or engineering reports and studies, in the state competition.

Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges who rate each entry on the basis of its uniqueness and originality; technical value to the engineering profession; social and economic considerations; complexity; and how successfully the project met the needs, including time and budget constraints, of the client.

The highest-rated project is recognized with the ACEC Ohio Grand Award. Other entries are recognized with Outstanding Achievement Awards and Honor Awards.

The awards will be presented at the annual EEA Awards Luncheon in Columbus in March 2020.

At least 10 of the top-scoring entries in ACEC Ohio's annual competition are eligible for entry in the national competition, which culminates with a gala reception and awards banquet in Washington, DC.

2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Information:

2021 Call For Entries Rules and Guidelines

2021 ACEC Ohio EEA Official Electronic Entry Portal

2021 EEA Frequently Asked Questions

ACEC Ohio EEA Best Practices Webinar 

Download ACEC Ohio Logos

Download the ACEC Ohio logo in one of the following graphic formats for use in preparing your EEA entry: (.jpg logo) (.tif logo)

White transparent logo available upon request, please call 614.487.8844 or email

2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration

On March 12, 2020, over 180 ACEC Ohio members and guests enjoyed a luncheon celebration of Ohio's engineering achievements.  Hosted by Marshall McPeek, a long-time Columbus meteorologist, the event showcased the innovation of the engineering consulting community with one small project award, 21 honor awards, 10 outstanding achievement awards and one grand award winner.

Congratulations to Gannett Fleming for the 2020 Grand Award winner for the Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement project!


Click here to see the Grand Award Winner project video!


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View the   2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Program with all the winning projects.

View the photos from the award program here .

2021 Call for Entries will be out in August 2020--for projects substantially completed between 11/1/2018 and 10/31/2020!

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