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Awards Program — Call for Entries

ACI is pleased to announce its Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards program that honors the visions of some of the most creative projects the concrete world has to offer. Concrete projects of all types are eligible to receive an award in this competition. Entries will be juried by an independent panel of industry professionals. First- and second-place awards may be given in each category. There will also be an overall “Excellence” award selected. Awards will be presented at the awards gala held at the fall convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on Monday evening, October 21, 2019.



Competition is open to all entries that have been nominated by a Chapter or International Partners. We encourage you to explore submitting an entry through your local Chapter/International Partner if you are not already a member. The project submitted must consist of new construction substantially complete within 36 months prior to the submission deadline.

Chapters and Internaitonal Partners may submit up to one project per category.

Entries are invited in the following categories:

  • Low-Rise Buildings, Up to Three Stories Residential (multi-family and houses), school, commercial, warehouse and industrial, etc.
  • Mid-Rise Buildings, Four to Fifteen Stories
  • High-Rise Buildings, More then Fifteen Stories
  • Infrastructure
    Bridges, site structures, water resource structures, marine structures, other transportation structures
  • Decorative Concrete
    Counters, furniture, exterior and interior finishes, ornamentation, etc.
  • Repair and Restoration


Rules of the Competition

  • Only online entry forms will be accepted.
  • At the discretion of the Chapter, one submission is allowed to carry over to the next year if the submission did not receive an award during the 2018 competition.
  • The entry must highlight the innovative use of concrete as a principal construction element.
  • The entry must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the application of concrete technology.
  • A minimum of four to maximum of eight photos shall be submitted with each entry. In lieu of one of the photos, the entry may include a 90 second time-lapse video. No animations will be accepted. Concrete should be featured in some of the photos and construction of photos of concrete are also encourages.
  • Submission deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019


Judging will be accomplished by a panel of uniquely qualified professionals representing diverse backgrounds; technical expertise in all award categories; and domestic, international, and global project experience.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Architectural merit
  • Engineering merit
  • Creativity
  • Innovative construction techniques or solutions
  • Innovative use of materials
  • Ingenuity
  • Sustainability and resilience
  • Functionality and end use suitability

Concrete Description

Each entry must submit a 500-word description of how concrete was featured in the project. It should also cover the complexity and uniqueness of the project and might include information such as:

  • Special features of the concrete
  • Degree of difficulty
  • Project challenges
  • Ecological and environmental factors
  • Problem solving



Should you have any questions about the program please contact :

Tosha Holden

ACI Chapter Acitivites Coordinator

1 (248) 848-3162