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CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year | 2018

The 2018 competition is now closed for entries. Entries for 2019 will reopen in November 2018.

View the videos of the winning submissions here

CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year | 2018

First Prize: $1,000 cash as well as an invitation to the CIBSE ANZ Young Engineers Awards, including overnight accommodation and return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the Awards Ceremony in Sydney.

Finalists' Prize:  An invitation to the Awards Ceremony in Sydney, where the winner will be announced. Prize will include accommodation and a return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the event.

Closing Date for Entries: 1 May 2018 

Awards Presentation: Part of the CIBSE ANZ Annual Cocktail Function, from 6:30pm, 21 June 2018, Australian Museum, Sydney.


The applicant must be:

  • An engineer/consultant, aged up to 35 years as at 1 May 2018, who has completed his/her study between  1 May 2016 and 1 May 2018.

  • Currently employed in the building services industry in the Australia and New Zealand region.

  • A CIBSE YEN (Young Engineers Network) member (membership is free – Register Online)
    or a Graduate/Affiliate member of CIBSE (

The applicant can be self-nominated, but a statement from senior management will be required to support the application.


Nominees must complete and submit both the Written and Video component of the entry form to CIBSE, addressing the Assessment Criteria for the award.

Written Submission
The applicant can be self-nominated, but a statement from senior management will be required to support the application, addressing:

  •   What the young engineer has achieved academically and/or in practical projects (answer in 250 words max)

  •   Why your nominee would make a good ambassador for the building services profession (answer in up to 250 words max)

Video Submission
Entrants are also asked to submit a short video, up to 3 mins addressing the following question:

What direction do you see the future of building services engineering heading and why do you want to be a part of that?

Response to encompass what they have learnt and their contribution to industry.


For the written submission, nominees will be assessed in accordance with their ability to
demonstrate the following:

  •   Significance of contribution to Building Services

  •   Innovation in reference to best practice standards

  •   Demonstration of technical understanding of either their discipline or the industry.

For the video submission, nominees will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  •   Presentation skills/ clarity

  •   Originality

  •   Thoughtfulness

  •   Drive/Passion

For more information please email: YEN@CIBSE.ORG.AU