Be Part of the History and Design the Future!
Participate in our SCIA User contest 2020 "The Art of Structural Design"

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2020 User Contest “The Art of Structural Design” for all SCIA Engineer users.

Do you want national and international attention and recognition for your company and your projects?

We invite you to send us your projects, realised in SCIA Engineer. Your projects will be appraised by an international jury in 4 categories.

The nominees and winning projects will be made public to a wide audience by extensive press coverage, marketing activities and on social media outlets.

All projects will be published in the "The Art of Structural Design" book, available in hardcopy and digital version.

The 2020 contest starts on 2 April 2019 and will be closed 31 July 2019 -

Why should I participate?

Why should I participate

Participating in this SCIA Engineer User contest brings you many advantages...


User Satisfaction


Previous Participants


SCIA Engineer Fans



Participating is easy!

Participating is easy!

Follow the following 3 steps...


Online Registration

First of all, you need to register.

Register now

After registering you will get a confirmation email with instructions on what to do next.


File Uploading

Once you are registered you can start uploading your company information, project files, images and other files. See details...

At every step we provide clear instructions on what to do next. We also provide an easy-to-use Word Template.


Close your Projects

Once all needed project files and materials are uploaded you will need to mark your project as 'Completed'.

You will be informed if some items are missing, should be corrected or a higher quality/resolution is needed.

Contest Categories & Awards

Contest Categories & Awards


These are the 4 categories in which you can participate.
Every winner will receive a bespoke trofee award and a limited personalized book.

Category 1 - Buildings

Cat 1 - Buildings

Subcat A - Small Building
Subcat B - Large Buildings

Category 2 - Civil Structures

Cat 2 - Civil Structures

Bridges, tunnels, locks...

Category 3 - Industrial Plants

Cat 3 - Industrial Buildings & Plants

Power Plants, hangars, halls...

Category 4 - Special Projects

Cat 4 - Special Projects

Stadiums, scaffolds, mechanical...

Winners and Nominees...

5 Category Winners

For each of the 4 categories one winner and 3 nominees will be selected by the jury. Additionally 1 extra winner and 3 nominees participating with a smaller building will be selected.

1 Award of the Jury

From all participating projects a 6th winner will receive the 'Award of the Jury'. Special attention goes to BIM workflows or best practices in sustainability, environmental conditions, advanced ecological and green structures.

1 Award of the Public

All SCIA Software fans will be able to vote on their favourite projects by liking it on SCIA's Facebook page. The project with the most likes will win the 'Award of the Public'.

About the Jury

About the Jury

The jury assessment process

An international and independent contest jury, composed of academics and professionals, will gather in September 2019 for the evaluation of the submitted projects.
The judging will be done under the guidance of a SCIA representative. This person will see to the correct application of the quotation procedure.


The jury will take the following factors into account:

Technical Level

The technical level of the design, detailing and/or the calculations


The uniqueness and originality of the project and the high prestige level


The attractiveness and comprehensiveness of the project and submitted documents

SCIA Engineer Usage

The optimal use of the functionalities of the used software solutions

BIM - Sustainability

The use of a proven BIM workflow, sustainability and environmental features


Additional files that are provided, such as movies, vlogs, podcasts, reports, etc.

Projects from previous Contests

Projects from previous Contests

Here a small collection of projects that participated before...

Watch the video of our last User Contest...

Learn more about this contest formula, its only 5 mins

What our users say...

Still not convinced?
Your local sales representative will be happy to give you more details!