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CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year | 2020



CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year | 2020

First Prize: $1,000 cash transfer as well as an invitation, flights and accommodation to the CIBSE ANZ Young Engineers Awards in 2021, when it's expected social distancing restrictions would have eased.

Finalists' Prize:  Finalists will be recognised with a certificate of achievement and be honoured at the online function.

Closing Date for Entries: 18 June 2020   EXTENDED TO 2 JULY 2020

Awards Presentation:  Winners will be announced at an online function on 8 September 2020, part of the 2020 ANZ Virtual Seminar, as well as across CIBSE’s communication channels.

The decision to move the function to an online platform this year was taken by the Awards Committee to protect the health and safety of our members and the industry in light of the COVID 19 pandemic.


The applicant must:

  • Have completed study between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2019 with up to 2 years of industry experience.

  • Be employed within the Australia and New Zealand region as a building services engineer or as building services professional. 

  • Be a CIBSE YEN (Young Engineers Network) member. Membership is free – Register Online or a member of CIBSE (

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


A written and video component of the entry form must be submitted 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 required to submit a short video, up to 3 mins.

As a built environment practitioner, the climate emergency will affect the way you work. Moving past awareness of the issues, our industry, like many others has begun a search for the strategies and solutions that will have the smallest environmental impact on the world around us.

Contractors, architects, engineers and building owners are all seeking answers to the same questions as we move towards net zero emissions by 2030. The building services industry at large has a role to play in the impact new and existing buildings will have on our environment. New buildings and upgrades today need to keep this requirement at the forefront of all planning and design decisions. The current generation of up and coming building services professionals are key to discovering, developing, designing and implementing solutions for the built environment that will take buildings beyond 2030 with net zero or carbon positive impacts.

The 2020 Graduate of the Year will understand the issues the industry faces and be able to consider the best solutions and strategies to overcome these.

Video Brief
Given your own work experience and field of expertise, what changes need to occur in planning the built environment today to help achieve a desirable, high-performing, sustainable built environment one decade on?

Response to encompass what you have learnt and your 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

  •   Demonstration of exceeding best practice standard

  •   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

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