IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2023 – Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions valid for users participating in IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards

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 demonstrations of IDEA StatiCa products, and for the purpose of further development of the IDEA StatiCa products and related services.

IDEA StatiCa as the organizer, has the right to terminate the IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards without prior notice at any 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 14, 2022, at 00:00 UTC time. The submission deadline is February 28, 2023, at 23:59 UTC time.

The selection of finalists will take place from March 1, 2023. After the final round, the jury votes on the winners, who will be known on March 31, 2023 at 23:59 UTC time.

The winner of each category will be announced on IDEA StatiCa User Day on May 4, 2023.

​Required content:

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

User information:

  • First and Last name
  • ​​Company
  • Job title
  • Email
  • 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 individual file size is 10MB. A maximum of 10 files can be uploaded with your entry.

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

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

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

An important note for uploading your project: In order to maintain the quality of the submitted projects, IDEA StatiCa approves each uploaded project. Due to this, your project may appear in a public gallery several hours after its submission.

The 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:

  • The usage of IDEA StatiCa application
  • The level of presentation (the description and 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:

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

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

What the winners receive:

The winner of each professional category will receive a commemorative package with a crystal trophy emblazoned with the IDEA StatiCa logo.

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

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

All the winners will be announced by the chairs of the steel and concrete categories at the IDEA StatiCa Global User Day on May 4, 2023 and will also receive honorable recognition on our website.

Participating in the IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards will generate considerable publicity for you in professional circles, especially if  you win!