Project Highlights Pictorial

Submission CRITERIA

Innovation invites members to submit project photos for 2018/2019 Project Highlights edition, to be published in the May/June 2019 edition of the magazine. This annual pictorial features the diverse activities of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists at home and abroad. You can view last year's 2017/2018 Project Highlights edition.

Members, licensees, and their employers are invited to submit photographs and project descriptions of engineering or geoscience projects for inclusion in this edition of Innovation. To be considered for inclusion, projects:

  • must be currently underway, or have been completed on or after the end of June 2018; 
  • must involve members and licensees of Engineers and Geoscientists BC
  • must be accompanied by at least one high-quality, high-resolution digital photograph (e.g., 300 dpi resolution and a minimum size of 5" x 7" in .tif, .jpg, or camera RAW format);
  • must be accompanied by a short, well-written project description of up 150 words (including all listed participants), that provides a basic description of the project, what it accomplishes or how it works, and explains why it is innovative or novel; and
  • must identify the project owners and engineering or geoscience professionals involved. 

The final decision about which projects are included in the edition rests with the Editorial Advisory Committee, who may consider additional criterial outlined in the Additional Selection Criteria. Due to space limitations, Innovation is unable to accommodate all submissions. We encourage members working for large companies to coordinate their project submissions to avoid multiple or duplicate submissions as only one submission per company will be selected, except when space permits.

Deadline

The deadline to submit project photos and accompanying descriptions is March 26, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.

How to submit a project

To submit a project for the 2018/2019 Project Highlights edition, visit this webpage, complete the submission form, and click Submit. The submission form includes a space for contact information, the project description, a list of involved professionals and their roles, and photograph upload. 

Submission Specifications

Photo Specifications

Submissions must include at least one photo, and optionally up to three photos. One photo will be selected to highlight the project. Photos should be submitted in .tif, .jpg, or camera RAW* file format. Photos must have a minimum image resolution of 300 dpi @5"x7". Larger photos are preferred, up to 20MB each. Do not submit collages or composites. (Note: *Camera RAW files are unprocessed image filespreferred for their quality and flexibility. Many consumer cameras and all professional cameras are capable of shooting RAW photographs. These image types are preferred but not required.)
 
Important Note: Please ensure you have permission/authority to share the photo with Innovation for the purpose of publication. By submitting material to Innovation, you grant to Engineers and Geoscientists BC a royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish the material, and you warrant that you have the authority to grant such rights and have obtained waivers of all associated moral rights. We may edit and modify photos for quality and suitability for publication in Innovation.

Project Description Specifications

Submissions must include a short, well-written project description of up 150 words, that provides us with:
  • a basic description of the project;
  • what it accomplishes or how it works; 
  • why it is innovative or novel; and
  • the project owner, and participants involved in the project and (if applicable) their designations.

Project descriptions may have technical content, but keep in mind that Innovation readers are diverse and work in a broad range of industries and disciplines. A storytelling approach is best; avoid bullet-point descriptions. Project descriptions may be edited for clarity and length. (For past examples, view the 2017/2018 Project Highlights edition.)

Each project description must include the projects owners, at least one professional member (P.Eng. or P.Geo.) or licensee (Eng.L. or Geo.L.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and other project participants that you wish to list. The total project description cannot exceed 150 words.

submitting your project

The Submission Form contains all the information required to submit your project. Completed forms must be submitted by March 26, 2019. All project submissions received by this date will be considered. Questions about the pictorial can be directed to [email protected], 604.558.6660 or 1.888.430.8035, ext. 6660.

Important note: By submitting material to Innovation, you grant to Engineers and Geoscientists BC a royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish the material; and you warrant that you have the authority to grant such rights and have obtained waivers of all associated moral rights. Innovation reserves the right to edit the material or photos, and is under no obligation to publish any or all submissions or any portion thereof, including credits.

Additional Selection Criteria

In addition to considering the submission criteria noted above, when selecting project submissions for the pictorial, the Editorial Board considers:

  • representation from a variety of disciplines, reflecting the diversity of the work performed by members;
  • representation from a wide variety of employers of Engineers and Geoscientists BC members;
  • whether an Engineers and Geoscientists BC professional member or licensee was involved in the project and is clearly identified in the description
  • projects that have not previously been featured in the Project Highlights Pictorial or in an Innovation feature story, or—where a project entails many diverse contributors over several years—aspects/contributions to the project that have not previously been featured in the magazine.
  • photos that have not previously appeared in Innovation magazine
  • project descriptions that tell stories and convey a sense of what working in engineering or geoscience is like on a day-to-day basis
  • sustainability features
  • innovative aspects of the project
  • visual appeal and quality of the photo
  • whether the photo clearly illustrates the contributions described, and has human interest (photos of members working or people using the featured device/space are encouraged).