BDS Prize Competition (Young Professionals’ Papers) – Entries now open

The BDS Prize Competition for young professionals is open to BDS members under 35 years of age. The next competition will take place on 20th November 2023 at the Institution of Civil Engineers where the following prizes will be contested.

  • First Prize - £500,
  • Second Prize - £250,
  • Third Prize - £100

The submitted paper (2,500 words) will be on a topic of dam engineering relating to the author's experience in reservoir research, design, construction, operation, maintenance or supervision. Participants must be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken a significant role, relative to their level of experience, in the project or topic. There must be only one author per paper.

To Enter the Competition:

Candidates must submit a 250 word synopsis of their proposed paper together with their brief biographical details to the BDS Secretary by email ( by 8th September 2023.

The authors of synopses assessed as being relevant to the competition will be invited to submit their completed papers by 13th October 2023.

Further details are available on the flyer available here.

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