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De Paepe-Willems Award


To encourage young professionals to submit for presentation outstanding technical articles in the fields of interest to PIANC.

The prize will be awarded to the individual candidate who submits the most outstanding article in the calendar year preceding the Annual General Assembly at which the prize is awarded, provided the article is judged to be of sufficiently high standard. The prize winner will be invited to present a commentary on his or her article during the General Assembly of the PIANC or during the Congress. In judging the articles the jury shall take into account their technical level, originality and practical value and the quality of presentation. Candidates are advised that the Bulletin is designed for readers with a wide range of engineering interests and highly specialized articles should be written with this in mind.


Applicant must not have reached the age of forty on December 31 of the year of submission of the paper, submit his/her paper, attached to the application form, to the General Secretariat of PIANC before the August 31 of the year preceding the granting of the Award and be the author or the lead author of a team.

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  • Annual

Award Value

The Award consists of an amount of € 5,000 and free membership of PIANC for a five-year period.

Application procedure

Applicants must complete an application form, available on request from the PIANC General Secretariat or on the PIANC website, and submit this together with the article. Articles must be written by a single author, not have been previously published elsewhere, not exceed 12,000 words, be in type script, and in English or French with a summary in the same language. Articles may be accompanied by illustrations or diagrams.

Closing date

August 31st

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

International Navigation Association (PIANC)

The International Navigation Association (PIANC) is a worldwide non-political and non-profit technical and scientific organization of private individuals, corporations and national governments. PIANC's objective is to promote the maintenance and operation of both inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance and operations of inland and maritime waterways, ports and coastal areas for general use in industrialized and industrializing countries. Facilities for fisheries, sport and recreational navigation are included in PIANC's activities.

Contact Details

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  • Bâtiment Graaf de Ferraris - 11ième étage
    Blvd. du Roi Albert II
    20 - Boîte 3
    B-1000 Brussels

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the International Navigation Association (PIANC) by using the links below.


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