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Entries for New Journalism Prize Invited

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Embargoed until 10.00pm Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Entries for New Journalism Prize Invited at NZ Engineering Excellence Awards

Talented media professionals promoting the understanding of engineering will have the chance to compete for a new prize at the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards 2006.

Journalists and program makers will have the opportunity to enter to win a cash prize of $5,000 at neat year’s awards, sponsored by several partners including the Institution of Professional Engineers, which feature the very best of New Zealand’s engineering endeavor and showcase a diverse portfolio of finalists.

Entrants for the Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism 2006 will be judged on their stories from general, non-trade media featuring engineering through positive, fair and accurate writing. Stories will be evaluated on their focus on engineering as it relates to society and the part it plays in every day life.

Entries for the category of Excellence in Engineering Journalism 2006 will be invited during the inaugural awards at the Duxton Hotel, Wellington on the evening of November 23, 2005.


Notes to journalists

The New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards is the engineering profession’s most prestigious awards event of the year. The Awards are sponsored by several partners including INGENIUM and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.
The awards shine the national spotlight on the engineers and their organisations that have played key roles in addressing national goals through engineering innovation, entrepreneurship and the development of infrastructure.

Category A –Building, Construction & Amenities – Sponsored by the Department of Building and Housing.
Category B –Utilities and Networks – Sponsored by the New Zealand Utilities and Advisory Group (NZUAG).
Category C –Roads and Transport – Sponsored by Land Transport New Zealand and Road Controlling Authorities.
Category F –Mechanical and Manufacturing – Sponsored by New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited.
Category G –Electrical & Systems – Sponsored by Tyco Electronics.
Category H –Sustainability & Clean Technology – Sponsored by Meridian Energy and IPENZ.
Supreme Award for New Zealand Engineering Excellence 2005 – Sponsored by Career Engineer Ltd.

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. The Institution sets internationally bench-marked qualifying standards for degree qualifications in engineering, and serves engineers by securing formal recognition for their professional standing. IPENZ provides services for about 9000 members.

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