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TUCSS Hulme Prize 2024 Competi

TUCSS Hulme Prize 2024 Competition

01 July

  • 01 July 2024, Monday
  • 00:00 To 18:00
  • Online

  • An Annual Award for Technical Papers by Young Engineers and Students
  • Registration Link

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Young engineers and students (below 35 years of age on 1st September 2024) are invited to enter the Hulme Prize 2024 competition by submitting a technical paper between 1000 and 3000 words in length. The entries may be either an unpublished paper or a recently published paper on subjects related to tunnelling and underground construction. The background of the competition and details of entry requirement are given below. Please submit your paper to the Honorary Secretary of TUCSS for review and selection before 1st July 2024:


Massimo Marotta

Honorary Secretary

c/o TUCSS Secretariat

60 Albert St, #10-06 OG Albert Complex 189969

Tel: 6336 2328

Fax: 6336 2583

Email: tucss@cma.sg


Alternatively, you can submit your paper via this online form by clicking here



The Hulme Prize was set up by TUCSS in 1999 in honour of the late Mr. Terry Hulme, Honorary Member of TUCSS, for his outstanding contribution to TUCSS and Tunnelling in Singapore. It is an annual competition for the best technical papers from young engineers or students on any subject associated with tunnelling and underground construction. One first, second and third prizes each will be awarded each year.


The competition is open to anyone below the age of 35 years on 1st September 2024 who is living or working in Singapore.


If the papers are co-authored with senior members, the submission should highlight the part to which the young author(s) are the principal contributor(s). Joint authorship of young engineers is also acceptable. Each award is given to the paper and the prize will have to be divided by the young co-authors themselves.


A judging panel will be set up by the TUCSS Committee to review and shortlist three papers. The shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a 15 minutes presentation in-person in September 2024 and the winners will be decided by the judging panel following the presentations. The date, time and venue of the presentation will be notified to the shortlisted candidates at least two weeks prior to the presentation.


Doubling of Cash Prize

A founding member of the Society with keen interest in developing young tunnellers in Singapore made a donation to double the cash prizes to be awarded for the next 3 years from 2024-2026. As such, the winner(s) of the first prize paper will be presented with a cash prize of $2,000, second and third prize papers $1,000 and $500 respectively.