Tunnels Awards 2013 launched!

13 December 2012

Entries are now being accepted for the Tunnels Awards 2013. The biennial awards were re-launched in 2011 to champion the industry’s best and most impressive recoveries.

The awards aim to identify and applaud those who go above and beyond to meet the testing demands of clients, budgets, schedule, geology and scope. The awards will once again be judged by a robust team of industry leaders and will be supported by the British Tunnelling Society.


Overcoming adversity:

Endurance Award
For completing a project in the face of numerous or persistent challenges.

Tour de Force Award
For successfully overcoming the single greatest challenge.

Foresight Award
For the early identification and mitigation of a problem in design or construction.


Investor in Tunnellers Award
For services to the education of tunnellers

Preservation Award
For tunnelling with the lowest impact on the environment through design or construction methods


Innovative use of Materials
For the successful use of materials in unusual deployments

Innovative use of Equipment
For the successful use of equipment in unconventional deployments

Innovative use of Instrumentation
For the successful unusual use of instrumentation in site investigation, surveying or monitoring

Submit an entry

Post your entries to Tunnel and Tunnelling Awards, 7 Carmelite Street, London, EC4Y 0BS, UK or email to [email protected] Do not send more than 10MB of data in any one email. Please make the subject of your email: 'Tunnels Awards 2013'

Who can enter

The Tunnels Awards are open to all tunnelling professionals, designers, contractors and suppliers practicing anywhere in the world.

How to enter

For display purposes, Tunnels will produce two A3 pages on each submission for the judging panel. For this we will require:

  • A 1000-word entry submission written in English answering why you/your nominee/your project is eligible for the award. Accepted file types: doc, txt
  • A maximum of ten images/diagrams is required, and all images must be 300dpi, CMYK colour space and of a large size. Accepted file types: jpg, tiff, eps, ai.
  • A high-resolution image of your logo (minimum 300dpi).

We cannot accept any files created in AutoCAD, Microstation, Pagemaker, CorelDraw or Microsoft Publisher.

In submitting the above material, you grant to World Market Intelligence indefinite, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid license to reproduce and display all text, images, trademarks, logos and other provided content.

All entrants are encouraged to include copies of preliminary design, alternative schemes explored, information on context, precedents for the design or method and excerpts from working drawings.


The Tunnels Awards 2013 will be announced in a dedicated supplement to be published with the December 2013 issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International.

Winning entries will feature throughout the World Market Intelligence product portfolio. If the submission should be shortlisted for any Tunnels Award, the entrant agrees to make available further information and publication-worthy graphic material as required by World Market Intelligence.


Entries will be judged by a panel of experts, who will select winners. Details of the winners will not be made known until the T&T International Awards Gala Dinner.

Verification of the awards

Progressive Media Group reserves final decision on eligibility and accepts no liability in this regard.

Return of entries

Word Market Intelligence is unable to return any entry submissions.

Entry deadline

The deadline for the receipt of entries and all supporting materials is 1 July 2013. No responsibility can be accepted for non-delivery of materials.