This year's award will adopt a slightly different format from the past to encourage the busiest and best civil engineering managers to enter. The judging process is as follows:
1.Candidates put forward a brief explanation and citation about why they are the 2001 ICE Civil Engineering Manager of the Year.
Closing date for entries is 30 June.
2. Judges shortlist the best dozen candidates by the end of July. These will then be asked to prepare a more detailed citation about their methods, achievements and projects.
3. Finalists announced in mid October in advance of the Awards final on 21 November.
4. The final will see the best candidates present to and be questioned by the judging panel.
The winner will be announced on the day.