It’s that time again! Submit your vertical, horizontal or inclined transportation system of an innovative design, special application or approach that has solved a major problem or overcome a unique challenge to the ELEVATOR WORLD 19th Annual Project of the Year Awards. Please read this year’s rules carefully, as some requirements have changed.

All entries will be judged and categorized as received by an impartial panel of experienced industry professionals and experts. Projects will be judged on the following: innovation, originality and creativity, challenges overcome, installation methods and techniques, the use of advanced technology, and overall quality of presentation.

Winning entries will be published in the January 2017 issue of EW, and the winners in each category will be acknowledged with an award of recognition.

Download the 2017 Project of the Year entry form

Congratulations to the 2016 Project of the Year winners:

Category 1: Elevators, New Construction
Project: One World Observatory SkyPods at One WTC; New York, New York
Submitted by Phil Hettema, The Hettema Group

Category 2: Elevators, Modernization
Project: Great Eagle Centre; Hong Kong, China
Submitted by Sherring Mak, Jardine Schindler Hong Kong

Category 3: Escalators, New Construction
Project: Rome Subway Line C; Rome, Italy
Submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Category 4: Escalators, Modernization
Project: New York State OGS, Historic State Capitol Escalator Replacement; Albany, New York
Submitted by Elise King, Dave Bonjolo and Jeff Jenkins, KONE Inc.

Category 5: Moving Walks
Project: Prince Mohammed Bin Abdelaziz International Airport; Medina, Saudi Arabia
Submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Category 6: Inclined Elevators
Project: EBBW Vale Inclined Lift; Wales, U.K.
Submitted by David Cooper, LECS (UK) Ltd.

Category 7: Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts
Project: Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; New York, New York
Submitted by Doug Boydston, Handi-Lifft, Inc.

Category 8: Private-Residence Elevators
Project: Mitered Glass Elevator; Vancouver, Canada
Submitted by Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc.

Category 9: Special-Purpose Lifts
Project: La Muela II Hydroelectric Power Plant; Valencia, Spain
Submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Project Categories:

  • Elevators, New Construction
  • Elevators, Modernization
  • Escalators, New Construction
  • Escalators, Modernization
  • Moving Walks
  • Inclined Elevators
  • Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts
  • Private-Residence Elevators
  • Special Purpose Lifts

Think one or more of your projects has what it takes to be a winner?  Email for more information.  Deadline is August 31, 2016.