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How to Create a Winning Submission

What the Jury Wants to See:

  • Your innovative use of digital advancements and other technology
  • How you overcame challenges, big and small
  • Quantitative metrics to demonstrate your positive outcomes
  • A sustainable way forward (economically and environmentally)

Good Submissions Meet the Following Requirements:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Upload three high-resolution images
    • Minimum resolution: 7200×5400 pixels (or 24×18 inch at 300 dpi or 1 MB)
  • Upload all available project-related and/or relevant videos
  • Submit your project before the deadline

Better Submissions Have a Little Something Extra by:

  • Not selling the project short
    • Provide detailed descriptions that include your project’s scope, goals, and methods used
  • Describing how they used Bentley software to accomplish their goals
    • Provide specific answers. For example, don’t just say that something helped increase ROI; tell the jurors how it helped increase ROI
  • Including other visual and auditory aids
    • These could include videos, narrated walkthroughs, or other media that help the judges understand and visualize your project better

The Best Submissions Go Above and Beyond by:

  • Telling the jury why the project is unique and innovative
    • Explain what sets your project apart in terms of innovation and advancements
  • Providing quantifiable, measurable, numeric data
    • How much time did you save? What is your estimated ROI? What was the percentage reduction of costs?
    • How does it benefit the industry or society at large?

Best of luck!

Get noticed by choosing an image that will grab the jurors’ attention and dazzle the audience.

An image or rendering of the project is often more visually appealing than screenshots of software interfaces, charts, or PowerPoint slides.

You are also encouraged to upload videos to support your nomination – an overview, simulation, walkthrough, progress over time, or any other example that helps viewers visualize key aspects of your project.

If you have created a digital twin for your project, then you should upload images of both the physical asset and its digital twin.

Image Requirements

If you are selected as a finalist, we will use your project images in the Finalist Gallery and large-scale print (such as on-site signage). Therefore, we request that your images be high resolution so they look stunning when displayed.

  • Minimum resolution: 7200×5400 pixels (or 24×18 inch at 300 dpi or 1 MB)

Video Requirements

We want to be able to display your video footage so that it delivers the best experience possible.

  • Screen resolution: 1920×1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • File formats: .mov, .mp4, or .avi
  • Bit rate: 4,000kbps to 8,000kbps or larger is highly recommended

File Naming

Naming your submission files helps us identify which one is your main image. Please give your files a descriptive name to help the jury understand the content.

Name your files by company name and use a numbering sequence (company_description_1.jpg).


  • Project showcased in the Infrastructure Yearbook
  • Certificate of excellence
  • Project promoted to a global audience via Bentley’s marketing and public relations


  • The benefits of nominees, plus…
  • Sponsored trip to present your project at the event before jurors, peers, and global media
  • Honored at the awards ceremony and receive a finalist trophy
  • Several opportunities for networking and media interaction
  • Opportunities to present as a guest speaker at Bentley-hosted events, webinars, and industry events
  • Project summary posted on Bentley’s website


  • The benefits of nominees and finalists, plus…
  • USD 1,000 charitable donation to Engineers Without Borders-International in the winning organization’s name
  • Global press release recognizing the winners in each category
  • Custom designed winner trophy and framed photo of the winning organization’s representative accepting the award

Program Overview

View this year’s event program brochure!

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Frequently Asked Questions

After the projects are submitted, they are reviewed by an independent panel of jurors, using criteria specific to each category and according to these standards:

  • Provided quantitative, measurable, numeric data (where applicable)
  • Exhibited a sustainable way forward, both economically and environmentally
  • Demonstrated innovative use of technology to meet project goals
  • Overcame challenges, no matter how large or small the project
  • Leveraged digital innovations and information modeling to create truly integrated projects that deliver intelligent infrastructure

Three finalists are chosen in each of the 12 categories. Here’s the best part — the finalists will win a trip to present their projects at the event before the juries and key members of the industry’s most influential press. The jurors will then make a final decision on the winners of each category, who will be announced at a gala celebration on the final day of The Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards.

We suggest users dedicate at least one week to complete the entire submission form. Why does it take so long? There is a significant amount of information that goes into each submission, as the judges need to see the full scope and details of each project to adequately judge them. Gathering the project information, images, and supplemental files could be more time consuming than the actual writing of the form.

Absolutely. Once you sign in and start your online submission, you will be able to save it, log out, and log back in whenever you have time. You can access the Submission Process page on YII.awardsplatform.com.

Yes, the submission can be made in any one of the following 10 languages: Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese. While registering on the submission site, you can select the language of your choice.

No, a project can only be submitted in one category. However, you may submit as many different projects as you want, both in the same category or different categories.

Visit YII.awardsplatform.com and create a profile.

If you have an existing login from last year, you can use that. There is no need to register again. If you forget your password, please use the “reset password” option.

Once you are logged in, follow these three steps:

  1. Fill in the online nomination form
  2. Upload three high-res images
  3. Accept the terms of the participation agreement

Celebrate Infrastructure Delivery & Performance Excellence

The 2024 Year in Infrastructure
and Going Digital Awards

Nominate a project for the most prestigious awards in infrastructure! Extended deadline to enter is April 29th.