Enter the 2024 Forge Prize

Submissions for the 2024 Forge Prize are now closed. Keep an eye on this space for news about the three finalists!

The Forge Prize welcomes any conceptual design. All we ask is creative, technical, or other innovative approaches to solving a specific design challenge (i.e. environmental, economic, social, logistical, etc). 

Successful Forge Prize submissions should also think outside the box when it comes to designing and building the concept. Consider and demonstrate how structural steel can make the whole process faster.

Your concept may be outside the box, but we want you to ground it in an existing physical context--that is, an actual site. You may locate your design anywhere in the U.S., and your drawings should prominently identify the site. If you choose a site that is already occupied by an existing structure, note the replacement in your narrative. 

The competition is open to designers or teams of designers based in the U.S. who are:

If you have questions about your eligibility, please email theforgeprize@aisc.org to discuss your individual circumstances.

Required documents 

1. Narrative

This is where you'll explain the challenge you've set yourself and how you propose to solve it. Tell the judges all about your idea--where it came from, why it works, why steel would be a good choice for this design, and how your concept could shorten the time it would take to design and build a structure.

2. Images:

A picture truly is worth 1,000 words. Show off your design!

Submitted photographs and images used for exhibition or publication purposes will bear a credit line, if such information is provided. However, AISC is not responsible for errors or omissions. AISC reserves the right to retain indefinite possession of all materials for reproduction and subsequent exhibition. Submitting an entry constitutes acceptance of this policy by individuals, firms, companies, and project photographers and indicates that they agree to the release of the submitted photographs and images for use by AISC.