Engineers Australia

29th GFWA Prize in Geomechanics

The GFWA Prize in Geomechanics is a prize sponsored by the engineering firm GFWA Pty Ltd and awarded by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) for the best presentation by a final year student in the area of Geomechanics at Universities in Western Australia.


  • $800 for the overall winner;
  • $200 for each of the four participants; and
  • An additional $200 for the best presentation as judged by votes cast by the audience on the night.


Two students from The University of Western Australia and two students from Curtin University, each present a short (15-minute max) presentation on their work in geomechanics followed by a brief (5-minute max) question session. The presentations are judged by a selection of experienced industry professionals, with the winner being awarded the 29th Annual Prize in Geomechanics.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.