The Africa Construction Law (ACL) Awards are designed to showcase and promote practitioners involved in construction-related disputes and practice across Africa.The award is open to both members and non-members of the ACL except members of the ACL Board of Directors and award selection committee.
• The recipient must be African
• The recipient must satisfy the individual criteria for the category in which he/she has been nominated. Self-nomination is permitted. Recipient must also demonstrate other generic criteria such as thought leadership, achievements, successes and initiatives.
• Scrutiny of nominations will be carried out by the Judges in such manner and subject to such criteria as it in its absolute discretion determines.
• Finalists will be notified and required to attend the awards dinner.
The submission of nominations to the ACL for consideration for this award constitutes an unqualified acceptance of these Rules.
All nomination forms are to be submitted and must be received no later than 21 April 2023 in order to be considered.
For the selection process, the judges will be scoring the candidates on:
• satisfaction of the individual criteria for the selected category;
• achievements, successes and initiatives;
• supporting evidence; and
• uniqueness of the application compared to other applications.
The ACL Lifetime Achievement Award: This prize honors the most distinguished and respected leader in the African construction sector. The award reflects the nominee’s outstanding and sustained contributions, achievements, and legacy in the sector, as well as their vision, integrity, and influence. The award is open to individuals who have devoted their careers to the development and excellence of the construction sector in Africa.
The ACL Rising Star Award: This prize celebrates the most promising and talented young professional in the African construction sector. The award recognizes the achievements, potential, and leadership of the nominee, who must be under 40 years of age and have at least three years of experience in the sector. The award is open to lawyers, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, and other professionals who work in the construction sector in Africa.
This prize acknowledges the most significant and original academic contribution to the African construction sector in the past year. The award considers the quality, rigor, and relevance of the research, publication, or teaching of the nominee. The award is open to scholars, researchers, lecturers, and students who have advanced the knowledge and understanding of the construction sector in Africa.
The selection criteria for the ACL Academic Contribution Award are:
i. The award is open to both members and non-members except members of the ACL Board of Directors and award selection committee.
ii. There is no age limit.
iii. The paper submitted should comprise new and original work, intended to make substantial contribution to the development of construction law and practice and avoidance or resolution of dispute in the construction industry in Africa.
iv. The paper will be published on the ACL blog.
v. There will be one prize of US$2,000.
vi. Scrutiny of the papers will be carried out by the Judges in
such manner and subject to such criteria as it in its absolute discretion
determines, including a decision that no paper submitted is eligible for
recognition in any particular year.
vii. The Judges reserves the right to make a joint award if
viii. The paper must be written in English.
ix. The copyright in the winning paper shall be in the ACL and permission to publish the paper or parts thereof shall be sought from the ACL which shall not be unreasonably refused.
x. No paper shall be more than 5,000 words including footnotes. The text is to be double spaced. On the paper itself, the only identification is to be the title. The paper shall not include the name of the author. The paper should be accompanied by a forwarding letter stating the title of the entry, the author’s name and contact details.
xi. If the paper is selected, the name of the prize winner and awardee shall be announced at the ACL Annual Dinner which holds during the ACL Conference.
xii. The submission of a paper to the ACL for consideration for this award constitutes an unqualified acceptance of these Rules.
xiii. The paper is to be submitted to email@example.com and must be received no later than 21 April 2023 in order to be considered.