The Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Awards Competition exists to identify and reward the best of today's environmental engineering and science. Its criteria define what it takes to be the best in environmental engineering and science practices: a holistic environmental perspective, innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency.
The E3S Awards Competition, begun in 1989, is organized around the normal phases of development and implementation of environmental management projects and programs: research, planning, design, and operations and management. Each year, the entrants to the competition display a wide range of projects from innovative designs in waste treatment plants to new water treatment technologies to a one-of-a-kind Superfund site cleanup. At the same time, we see that today's engineers are becoming significantly more integrated in a team/project approach, allowing for greater flexibility and efficiency in project management. The application of new technologies combined with experienced environmental engineering and science practices make these projects the award winners they are.
Those chosen for prizes by an independent panel of distinguished experts, addresses the broad range of modern challenges inherent in providing life-nurturing services for humans and protection of the environment. They are but a small percentage of the many projects involving environmental engineers and scientists around the world. Nevertheless, their innovations and performance illustrate the essential role of environmental engineers and scientists in providing a healthy planet. These award winners testify to the genius of humankind and best exemplify the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ criteria.
Projects are judged by an independent panel of distinguished experts in environmental engineering and environmental science using a scoring system. Details of the scoring criteria are included in the Entry Guidelines.
Honor Awards are awarded to projects acheiving a judging score within 90% of the Grand Prize winning project.
Grand Prize is awarded to the highest scoring project in each category.
The Superior Achievement for Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Award is presented to the highest scoring project in the competition, regardless of category.
Entering is easy and the submission process is done entirely online! It starts with simply downloading, completing, and emailing the 2020 E3S Reservation Form to Sammi Olmo. The reservation form acts as an intent to enter the competition. You will then be assigned a personal and secured drop box for electronically submitting your project. Completed entries for the E3S Awards Competition must be uploaded by February 1. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you submit your reservation form prior to the February 1 deadline to allow the time review instructions for and test your secured drop box.