Awards Submissions

Download and fill out the form linked below to enter for the 2022 Martin Barnes Awards. Submissions deadline is Tuesday 19th April.

Awards Submissions<br>

The 'NEC awards' have been renamed the ‘Martin Barnes Awards’ in honour of our founder who passed away earlier this year. Martin Barnes is considered the ‘father of NEC’ and we hope to pay tribute his work by naming the awards after him. Entries are now open for the awards which recognise excellence in project delivery and showcase examples of good practice through collaboration from across the world. Being shortlisted for our awards is a real achievement and testament to the great work carried out by the individual, team, project, collaboration or organisation.

You can apply for an award by downloading the application form here. Please submit your completed form to usergroup@neccontract.com with the subject line 'Martin Barnes Awards 2022 Submission'. Applications will close on Tuesday 19th April 2022.

NEC Awards Application Form 2022

2022 Award Categories:

  • NEC Transport Contract of the Year - an award for any project procured in the transport sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Water Contract of the Year - an award for any project procured in the water sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Building / FM Contract of the Year - an award for any project procured in the building and  / or facilities management sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Sustainability & Climate Resilience Contract of the Year - this is a new award that will recognise projects which have set out to reduce their overall impact on the environment in terms of carbon emissions, and /or resilience to climate change in alignment with government carbon reduction targets.
  • NEC Client of the Year - this award is for any client organisation working with an NEC Contract. The client organisation can be from any sector and any country. Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved with their supply chain on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Contractor of the Year - this award is for any contracting organisation. Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Contract Innovation - this award will recognise projects demonstrating innovation through use of KPIs, Scope/Works Information/Service Information or additional clause drafting. Entrants should submit their rationale (business needs, supporting localised behavioural change, testing new working methods, anticipated benefit to stakeholders), and the challenges and opportunities presented through this innovation which will be shared as ‘lessons learned’ with the wider Users’ Group.