Geoscience Ireland Award

Geoscience Ireland Award

Sponsored by Geoscience Ireland 

The Geoscience Ireland award recognises exceptional achievement in design and/or delivery of projects requiring significant geo-scientific expertise. For example, involving geological, geochemical, geophysical, geotechnical or hydrogeological studies or projects in the development of natural resources, infrastructure and water services preferably but not exclusively in international markets.

Collaboration among different organisations is common practice on projects in the geoscience field, therefore we welcome joint entries to this award.

Pictured: 2018 Geoscience Ireland Award winners - Northern Spire Bridge by Roughan and O’Donovan; Farrans Victor Buyck Joint Venture; Quinn Piling; and Fugro-Loadtest.

Entry Details

Within your submission, please detail how your project fits each of the five key criteria below (each criterion 500 words maximum). Each criterion should also include relevant supporting materials such as photos, drawings and/or video links (max 5 per criterion).

Key criteria 

1. The use of sound engineering and scientific principles and practices
The entry should demonstrate that the design, use of materials or construction is based on sound engineering and/or scientific principles and practices that take into consideration environmental and sustainability issues. 
2. Originality and ingenuity of the solution
The entry should demonstrate that it contains significant original engineering and/or scientific application or demonstrates ingenuity, innovation and creativity in achieving the best solution for the required specifications. 
3. Significance of the work as a benchmark of Irish geoscientific endeavour
The entry should demonstrate how new benchmarks have been set or current high standards maintained, thereby raising the status and excellence of Irish geosciences. 
4. Actual or potential contribution of the work to the economy and/or relevant communities
The entry should demonstrate the positive contribution of the project to the economy and community in which it exists. 
5. Adherence to the budget, quality and programme
The entry should demonstrate that it has met the budget parameters, quality requirements and time-lines relevant to the scope of the work in the specification.
Please include an executive summary of 200 words maximum which provides a succinct description of the entry and the principal elements of its claim for engineering excellence. This material is a key element in the judging process and will be also used for media and promotional purposes should you be shortlisted. 


The geoscience project must have been completed within a two-year period prior to the closing date for entries - Wednesday, 18 September 2019. Please clearly state the date of completion within your entry.
Projects must have been carried out fully or partially by an engineering organisation either Irish owned or based in Ireland. Joint entries by multiple organisations are welcome.   

How to Enter 

STEP 1Please read the terms and conditions.

STEP 2: In a word document (or similar), compile your submission.

  • On the first page of your submission please include: the title of the award category you wish to enter, your project title, the official title of your organisation (and partner organisations, if submitting a joint entry). 
  • On the following page, please include an executive summary (200 words max) which provides a succinct description of your entry and the principal elements of its claim for engineering excellence. 
  • Finally, detail how your project fits each of the criteria listed above. Each criterion should be no more than 500 words and should include relevant supporting materials such as photos, drawings and/or video links (max 5 per criterion).
  • In total, your entry should be approx. 2,700 words in length and can include a maximum of 25 images, video links, graphs or drawings.

STEP 3: Please PDF your entry and email/ WeTransfer it to  before 2pm on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  Please note that by submitting an entry you confirm that you agree to the terms and conditions.

STEP 4: Once submitted, please proceed to the payment page to submit your entry fee of €250.  The application fee applies per project entered. We can only accept entries that are received with payment. Entry fees are non-refundable.


For additional information or queries, please contact:
Phone: +353 1 665 1307