IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards

The IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2021 contest has now closed. All winners were announced at the IDEA StatiCa Global User Day.

Get your projects awarded

Share your projects where IDEA StatiCa was used for structural design and win a prize! 

  • Show your skills to your network 
  • Showcase your structural design ingenuity
  • Become part of an international community that moves our industry forward
  • Inspire structural engineers around the world to work better
  • Receive prizes and recognition during the IDEA StatiCa Global User Day 2021

Awards schedule

The IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2021 schedule:

  • November 24, 2021: Winners announced on the Global User Day

  • November 19, 2021: Public voting concludes

  • October 31, 2021: Uploading close

  • September 1, 2021: Public voting commences

  • August 15, 2021: Open for submissions

Why to join the IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2021

Watch the video with our marketing engineer Ondrej Fridrich and find out why you should enter the IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2021.

Professional projects

Professional structural engineers will have a chance to compete in the following steel  and concrete categories:

  • Small scale structures (low-rise buildings, or any other small scale structure that doesn't fall into the other categories)
  • Large scale buildings (commercial, residential, retail outlets, universities, hotels, hospitals ...)
  • Infrastructure, industrial & recreational structures (bridges, power plants, oil & gas, stadium, warehouses, distribution centers)

Winners will be picked by a jury formed of fellow structural engineers, academics, and senior IDEA StatiCa specialists. There will be the Prize of the Public to the professional project with the highest overall number of votes.

Register your professional project

Young talents

Students have few chances to present real projects so we have decided to create special categories to get their work recognized.

Structural engineering students who have experience with IDEA StatiCa will have the chance to compete in both the steel and concrete project categories.

The winners of each category in both the young talents and professional categories will be announced on the Global User Day 2021.

Register your student project

Excellence Awards JURY

Meet members of the jury:

  • Prof. František Wald, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Prof. Walter Kaufmann, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis, The University of London
  • Lubomir Sabatka, IDEA StatiCa, CEO
  • Jaroslav Repa, Vice-Chairman, SSOK
  • Dana Wangler, Head of Bridges Department, SUDOP Praha a.s.

Find more information about the jury members.

Evaluation Criteria

The members of our jury will choose the best project in each category based on several criteria:

  1. Technical design of the project
  2. The originality of the solution
  3. Complexity of the solution
  4. Presentation of the project


The winner of each category will receive a trophy and a brand new Apple iPad 2021. Student category prize is the Apple Watch Generation 6. All the winners will be announced during the IDEA StatiCa Global User Day om November 24th.

Enter the contest, advertise your skills in the art of structural design and win a valuable prize!

Upozorňujeme, že celá soutěž IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards je pouze v anglickém jazyce.

Nahrání projektů do soutěže:
Chcete-li projekt odeslat, musíte jej nahrát prostřednictvím tohoto formuláře.

Po odeslání projektu jej tým IDEA StatiCa zkontroluje a schválí. 

Specifikace nahrávání projektů:

• Reálné fotografie nebo vizualizace celé konstrukce

• Poskytněte snímek obrazovky vašeho projektu z IDEA StatiCa

• Další snímek obrazovky (FEA, CAD, ...)

• Soubory IDEA StatiCa

• Posudek z aplikace IDEA StatiCa (volitelně)

• Nevkládejte žádné další textové dokumenty. Písemně by vše mělo být vysvětleno v rámci polí ve formuláři.

Váháte, který ze svých projektů přihlásit? Má můj projekt šanci uspět? Určitě má! V soutěži nejde o nejkrásnější stavby, ale o chytrá řešení konstrukčních detailů. 

Inspirujte se vítěznými projekty z předchozího ročníku soutěže. 

Vítězné projekty soutěže IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2023

Rights and licensing:

By submitting models, images, and all content to IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards you represent and warrant that:

  • you are entitled to do so and grant licenses to such content as set forth below.
  • submission of such content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  • your disclosure of Content does not violate any obligations of confidentiality that you may have towards any third party.

You grant IDEA StatiCa a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and transferable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, modify, publicly perform and publicly display your content for the purpose of marketing and sales demonstration of IDEA StatiCa products, and for the purpose of further development of the IDEA StatiCa products and related services.

IDEA StatiCa as an organizer has the right to terminate the IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards without prior notice anytime.

The competition categories:

The competition is divided into two groups and eight sub-groups according to the purpose of the project. You can submit one or more models for each of the following categories:

Concrete category:

  • Small scale projects
  • Large scale projects

Steel category:

  • Small scale projects
  • Large scale projects

Student category:

  • Steel or concrete projects of any size

Project size definition:

Small scale projects: low-rise buildings, commercial, residential, retail, infrastructure, industrial & recreational, or any other small-scale structure that fits into 20x20x20 m.

Large scale projects: high-rise buildings, commercial, residential, retail, infrastructure, industrial & recreational, or any other large-scale structure, that are bigger than 20x20x20 m.

The student category: Any academic project, which was designed in the IDEA StatiCa software.


You can start submitting your projects in the first round on December 14th, 2022, at 00:00 UTC time. The submission deadline is February 28th, 2022, at 23:59 UTC time.

The selection of finalists will take place from 1 March. After the final round, the jury votes on the winners, who will be known on 31 March at 23:59 UTC time.

The winner of each category will be announced on IDEA StatiCa User Day on May 4th.

​Required content:

Each user who would like to join IDEA StatiCa Excellence Award is required to put the following information and content related to the selected category:

User information:

  • First name and Last name
  • ​​Company
  • Working position
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • Country

Project information:

  • Project category
  • Project subcategory
  • Project name
  • Project country
  • Project location
  • ​Project description
  • Consulting company / Contractor
  • CAD software / FEA software

Project files:

Upload .ideaCon, .jpg, .jpeg, .svg, .png, .pdf, ... files. The maximum file size is 10MB per piece. A maximum of 10 pieces can be uploaded with your entry.

  • Real photos or visualization of the whole construction
  • Provide a screenshot confirmation of your project from IDEA StatiCa
  • Another screenshot (FEA, CAD, ...)
  • IDEA StatiCa files and screenshots
  • Report from IDEA StatiCa application (optional)

Feel free to upload any images related to the project. Images of the construction/building, visualization of future buildings, etc.

  • Do not upload any further text documents. The written component of your entry should be fully explained within the provided form fields.

The important note for project uploading: In order to keep the quality of the projects, IDEA StatiCa approves each uploaded project. Due to that, your project may appear in the public gallery several hours after submission.

Evaluation process:

Winners will be picked by a jury formed of fellow structural engineers, academics, and senior IDEA StatiCa specialists. The jury will take the following factors into account:

  • Usage of IDEA StatiCa application
  • Level of presentation (description & number of attachments)
  • The originality of the solution
  • The creativity of the engineer
  • The technical level of the solution


Concrete category:

  • Small scale projects
  • Large scale projects

Steel category:

  • ​Large scale projects
  • Small scale projects

Student category:

The student projects will be evaluated by the jury in both of the categories (steel & concrete).  The winner will be the project with the most votes.

Important note: By submitting the model to the competition, you grant the right to IDEA StatiCa to use the model and the enclosed materials for advertising (marketing) purposes.

What do the winners receive:

The winner of each professional category will receive a commemorative package with a crystal trophy emblazoned with the IDEA StatiCa logo and an Apple product depending on the specific contest´s category (except the winner of the Prize of the public trophy). 

Additionally, there will be a certificate personally signed by Juraj Sabatka, CEO of IDEA StatiCa for all the winners.

  • Winners of the professional categories will receive $500 gift voucher.
  • Winners of two student categories (steel & concrete) will receive $200 gift voucher.

All the winners will be announced by the chairs of the steel and concrete categories on the IDEA StatiCa Global User Day on May 4th and will also receive honorable recognition on our website.

Participating in IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards will give you considerable publicity in professional circles, especially when you win!