About Us

The projects industry is vital to the GCC. It creates the infrastructure that improves life, supports the economy, and lays the foundations for future growth.

As well as enabling other areas to succeed, projects themselves drive growth. They create jobs, provide training, support local businesses support consumer and business spending, enable knowledge transfer and they foster innovation.

Celebrating excellence in GCC projects  

The purpose of MEED Projects Awards is to celebrate the best that the GCC projects industry has to offer. MEED’s aim is to support the development of the region by supporting this crucially important sector.

The MEED Projects Awards has become the leading stamp of quality and achievement for anyone operating in the GCC projects sector. The awards not only recognise the construction element of project delivery but also consider the value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle, from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and to the environment.

Why Enter

3,106 projects with a combined value of more than $286bn of projects were completed across the GCC in 2017 and 2018.

The 2019 edition anticipates a high volume of entries as new projects and teams demonstrate their contribution to the GCC economy, environmental awareness and success in architecture, engineering and construction.

The MEED Projects Awards is the event of the year for the GCC projects industry providing an annual get together for the region’s projects community.

The MEED Projects Awards are independently judged and every project is assessed purely on the merits of its entry.

This is your opportunity to

  1. Improve employee motivation and engagement: awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the hard work of your employees and recognise your industry partnerships or collaborations. A very visible way of showcasing teams and individuals alongside their skills and expertise.
  2. Customer recognition: a fantastic way to enrich your relationship with the client and improve retention. Sharing the story of your joint activity shows clients you value your relationship with them and believe that working together you can achieve great things.
  3. Networking / Influencer marketing and business development: from judging through to the ceremony awards offer unprecedented access to the very upper echelons of the projects market c-suite influencers and decision makers.
  4. Brand enhancement / endorsement: external reputational benefits from independent endorsement of your project adds immeasurable benefits. Moreover, we closely manage and measure our PR coverage and reach offering a tangible return on investment when you taking part.
  5. The opportunity to benchmark against your industry peers: Awards are the perfect platform to do this and represent an opportunity to take stock, benchmark your work and congratulate not just employees and clients, but the entire projects industry.

Timeline

Categories and Entry Forms

2018 Judges

Terry Wills

EICUK Middle East (Branch) , Director, Middle East, Africa & CIS

Eng. Saad Saud Muhailbi

Chairman, Kuwait Society of Engineers

Jawad Jaffar Al-Jabal

Executive Secretary & Board Member, Bahrain Society of Engineers

Sulaiman al-Hudhaili

Representative , Oman Society of Engineers

Robert Jackson

Regional Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Mark Jamieson

UAE Representative, Institution of Civil Engineers UAE

Faisal Alsharif

Assistant Secretary General of Projects, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Suzannah Newboult

Partner, Construction Disputes, DLA Piper

Eng. Rayed Al Arashi

Society of Engineers – UAE, Council Board Member & Chairman of Arbitration Committee

Abdul Rahim Sabouni

CIOB, Regional Representative

Sponsors

Testimonials

Entry Information

 

You can start your entry and save your work immediately.  All details must be completed and submitted by the entry deadline which is 18th December 2018.

For assistance, you can reach out to our team by email: awards@meed.com

Entry Prices:

  • Single Entry - $300

  • 2 Entries - $550

  • 3 Entries - $750

  • 4 Entries - $900

  • 5 Entries - 1000

FAQs

 

Who can enter the MEED Projects Awards?

Project owners and / or any member of the project team who have completed a project within the time period 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2018. Project teams can include any project stakeholder (Engineering Firms, Architects, Construction Contractors and Consultants).

Why enter?

The awards process from entry through to post-event coverage opens doors primarily to win more work by showcasing your business excellence.  In addition and at varying stages of the awards cycle you can expect to…

  1. Improve employee motivation and engagement: awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the hard work of your employees and recognise your industry partnerships or collaborations. A very visible way of showcasing teams and individuals alongside their skills and expertise.
  2. Customer recognition: a fantastic way to enrich your relationship with the client and improve retention. Sharing the story of your joint activity shows clients you value your relationship with them and believe that working together you can achieve great things.
  3. Networking / Influencer marketing and business development: from judging through to the ceremony awards offer unprecedented access to the very upper echelons of the projects market c-suite influencers and decision makers.
  4. Brand enhancement / endorsement: external reputational benefits from independent endorsement of your project adds immeasurable benefits. Moreover we closely manage and measure our PR coverage and reach offering a tangible return on investment when you taking part.
  5. The opportunity to benchmark against your industry peers: Awards are the perfect platform to do this and represent an opportunity to take stock, benchmark your work and congratulate not just employees and clients, but the entire projects industry.

 

How can I enter?

Please register online by clicking on the "ENTRY SUBMISSION" button on the menu bar above.

Following your registration, you will be able to author entries for the relevant categories on behalf of the project and your firm.  Work in progress can be saved before you submit when completed.

If you have any questions on the process or need clarification on the questions, please email us at awards@meed.com

Who are the Judges of the 2019 MEED Project Awards?

Click here to view judges

What is the Judging Process?

The judging will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: Regional judging days hosted by MEED. Chaired by our established team of regional Head Judges alongside hand-picked regional industry experts we will spend a day vetting the entries from each country and selecting our Finalists and National Winners.

Stage 2: The regional Head Judges meet in Dubai with additional industry recognised experts to debate and discuss each entry and its suitability to win the overall GCC award in each category.

Why is there an entry fee?

The entry fee is an administration fee charged to cover the judging expenses.

How do I choose the best category for an entry?

Each category drop-down includes a short description.  However, we have analysed the completed projects within the eligibility time period and are ready to help you select your category should you need it.  Do not hesitate to contact us at awards@meed.com.

May I submit the same entry in different categories?

It is unlikely that your project will be relevant to multiple sectors but if applicable yes. It is worth checking the project credibility against the Innovation Medal and Engineer of the Year too.

How can I associate my company with the MEED Projects Awards if my company does not have an eligible project for this year’s edition?

The MEED Projects Awards campaign unites the industry with a full marketing communications campaign from November 2018 through to the summer of 2019.  Moreover, in April we will bring together the best of the industry for one night, making it an absolute must-attend for anyone looking to network or any organisation looking to engage with these leading firms and individuals. For more information on participation and / or sponsorship please send an enquiry to awards@meed.com.

 

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