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12d International Innovation Awards History

Hosted in-person from July 28th to July 31st, 2024.

Celebrating the ground-breaking work and extraordinary achievements of the global 12d Community.

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October –– Mon 13 / Tue 14 / Thu 15


start 1:00pm – finish 4:15pm
AEDT – Sydney time


3 days with , with a 15-minute break, each day

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Featured Event

About the 12d Innovation Awards 

The 12d International Innovation Awards celebrates the ground-breaking work and extraordinary achievements of the global 12d Community. From clever macros to awe-inspiring projects, our users find ingenious solutions to challenging issues and push the possibilities of technology, engineering and construction.  Since 2012, these awards have honoured the successes of 60+ 12d Visionaries for their outstanding contributions towards advancing the world’s infrastructure.  

The 12d Innovation Awards are returning for 2024! Entries and nominations are now open for all users of 12d software. The winners for 2024 will be revealed at our 12d Tech Forum (28-30 July 2024).

2024 will hold award categories for Design, BIM & Visualisation, Survey & Construction,  12d Water, Customisation & Macros (in Honour of Matt Monk), ‘Banishing the Drafting Demon’ and 12d Synergy.

The 2024 12d Innovation Awards includes a record prize pool, valued at A$42,000.

  • The Overall Winner (or winning team) will receive $A3,000, the 12d Innovation Winner Trophy and a Full Tech Forum Package for the 12d International Tech Forum 2026, plus a $A2,800 SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) package. We will also select an individual to be on the judging panel for the 2026 Innovation Awards.
  • Category winners will all receive a trophy, A$1,000 cash, and $A2,000 worth of SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training), a Full Tech Forum Package for the 12d International Tech Forum 2026
  • There will also be Highly Commended prizes for each category. In addition, a certificate and a free SPOT course (valued at $300!) will be awarded for the top entry from each of these business types:
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Government

Download your entry form below.

Impactful Presenters

Carrie Palin

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Jonathan Davidson

EVP and General, Cosco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Todd Nightingale

EVP and General Manager, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Chuck Robbinson

EVP and General, Cosco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Carrie Palin

EVP and General Manager, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Jonathan Davidson

EVP and General, Cosco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Why Your Team Should Enter?

Industry and Media Exposure

Entering the Innovation Awards gives you the opportunity to be crowned as a 12d Visionary and grow your professional profile in the 12d community and industry. 

Take your career by storm: increase your earning potential, achieve prestige amongst your peers, and inspire others to innovate.

Awards and Prizes

Not only will winners receive industry recognition and a trophy, but also generous cash prizes, a free full Tech Forum ticket for our next event and complimentary 12d training for you or your business.

Become a 12d Visionary

The 12d Innovation Awards recognises the tireless dedication, passion and achievements made by the global 12d Community.

Whether it’s a macro you’re proud of, an exciting project you’ve been working on, or just an innovative way you approach your everyday work…this is your chance to showcase you and your company and be recognised as 12d Visionaries!

This can help your business to attract top talent, win new business and boost your prestige.

Need help with registering?

No problem. Chat with our team live using the chat widget (bottom right-hand corner) or email us at techforum@12d.com. We’re happy to help you.

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The trainer was very knowledgeable.

The trainer was very knowledgeable and directed us and answered every question with patience. The course materials were very useful and comprehensive to start 12d.

Sara Abdi

Graduate Civil Engineer

That was very helpful.

Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again in future courses.

Amy Clark

Civil Design Drafter

Cameron was excellent!

Very good instructor. Explained everything clearly and also shared some different info on 12d commands as per students’ insights.

Dylan Pererra

Calibre Group

The software training session helped me to practically apply the theoretical knowledge learned at university.

To plan, and design real-world civil engineering projects. Currently, the most widely used civil engineering software in Australia is 12d.

Ravindu Chandrasekara

Civil Engineering student at Monash University

I’m really glad I took the course.

I found that training to be really useful. I learnt lots of little tips and tricks, even though I’ve been using 12d for about 7 years. The design stuff was great. Easy to follow and very clear.

Josh Brinkman

Southern Land Development Consultants

Sponsors or 12d companies

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

Entering is simple. First, download & complete the entry form (download it here). Be sure to include supporting material, such as HD screenshots, project photos and data. Then submit your completed entry to techforum@12d.com.

Who can enter?

The Innovation Awards are open to all users of 12d Model and 12d Synergy, except 12d employees, its distributors and trainers, and their immediate families.

Can I enter in more than one category or submit more than one entry?

Yes, you can enter as many categories as are applicable and you are welcome to submit as many entries as you would like.

Can we enter as a team?

Yes, individuals and teams are welcome to enter the Innovation Awards.  

Someone else at my company was the Overall Winner of the 2021 Awards; can I still enter this time?

Yes, you can still enter this year’s Awards.

Is my idea innovative?

You’d be surprised what can be considered innovative…sometimes people think they’re just doing their everyday jobs, but actually, they’re using 12d products in a way not many would consider – it’s definitely worth entering to see how you stack up against others in the industry! 

Do I have to attend the 12d Tech Forum to enter?

No – we encourage all entrants to attend the Tech Forum if possible, but you won’t be penalised for not being there; winners are winners and we’ll chase you up afterwards to give you your trophy and prizes!

What if we’re part of a Joint Venture?

If your entry is a winner, we can have an extra trophy made for the other half of the JV to display at their office, too!