IEEE New Zealand South


IEEE Centennial Prize

IEEE Centennial Prize

of the
IEEE New Zealand South Section

The prize was established to commemorate 100 years of the IEEE and is intended for the best Honours projects produced by students studying at a university in the IEEE NZ South region.

  1. Students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, Physical Sciences and Software Engineering are eligible.
  2. Students must be in their final year studying towards a BE(Hons) or BSc(Hons).
  3. There shall be three prizes per year. The value of the prizes will be NZ$300 (first place), NZ$200 (second place) and NZ$100 (third place). The prizes will be awarded based on work done in an Honours project.
  4. Preference will be given to IEEE Student members.

Students will be invited in late October or early November to submit applications to the local Section Committee for evaluation. The prize shall not be awarded if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

Applications must be in the form of a one-page proposal that outlines the project. The proposal must also include the student’s name, their degree programme and specialization and indicate whether they are IEEE members or not. Applications will be short-listed by the local Section Committee. Short-listed applicants will be invited to present their work at an IEEE NZ South Section social event. Presentations will be evaluated by a panel and the prizes will be awarded at the event.

These revised rules were approved by the IEEE New Zealand South Section Committee on 21st March 2018.