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Collingwood Prize Rules


Collingwood Prize 

The Collingwood Prize was instituted and endowed in 1894 by Francis Collingwood, past Secretary of ASCE. It is administered by the Committee on Younger Members through the Honors and Awards Program.

I.    Nomination for the prize is restricted to Affiliate Members, Associate Members, and Members of the Society who were 35 years of age or less at the time the paper was submitted in essentially its final form. Co-authors over 35 years of age are allowed provided they can attest by a signed letter that they had no part in the paper other than reviewing it. Co-authors over 35 years of age are not eligible for the prize. Papers with co-authors over 35 years of age, but submitted without the required letter, will be disqualified.

II.    The prize consists of a wall plaque.

III.    The prize may be awarded annually to the author or authors of a paper (1) describing an engineering work with which the author(s) have been directly connected, or (2) recording investigations contributing to engineering knowledge to which the author(s) have contributed some essential part, and (3) containing a rational digest of results. Any mathematical treatment must show immediate adaptability to professional practice. Accuracy of language and excellence of style are factors in the award. The Committee on Younger Members shall recommend a winner to the ASCE Executive Committee for final action.

IV.    Papers published by the Society during the twelve-month period ending with June 30 of the year preceding the year of award are eligible. Individual technical papers produced as an appendix to a report of an ASCE committee and published during the twelve-month period ending with June 30 of the year preceding the year of the award are also eligible.

V.    Active members of CYM or its active Corresponding Members shall not be eligible for the award.

To nominate, submit the following on CD:

Nomination packages must be submitted through the Section or Branch Secretary to the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400, postmarked by February 1.