Templin Scroll Competition

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Templin Scroll:   Albert Nisbet

Templin Prize:    Albert Nisbet

2nd in Templin Scroll: Elizabeth Garner

2nd in Templin Scroll: Madeline Furness


The Templin Scroll academic competition is an award for the best technical report on any area of engineering or science.

This prestigious award recognises academic excellence in the form of a technical report and presentation on any area of engineering or science. The scroll was first awarded in 1941 and hangs in the engineering library, this year the prize pool is $2500.

The subject matter may embrace any aspect of engineering or applied science, technical, economic or human. The competition is open to any engineering student who is a member of the University of Canterbury Engineering Society. Postgraduate students may not present a paper directly relating to their field of research. Third pro students may submit a paper relating to their project.

Reports must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 23rd September.

For more details see the Regulations and Judging Criteria attached below
For more information email faculty@ensoc.com

History of the Templin Scroll

J R Templin, a prominent consultant electrical engineer, was the first Chairman of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Institution of Engineers. Throughout his career he took a keen interest in the Engineering Society. In 1941 he donated the Templin Scroll Award to the society and followed this with a further donation of the Templin Prize in 1945. His awards were made with the intention of encouraging engineers in the art of presenting their subject to others.

Previous Templin Scroll Judges’ Reports can be found in the Engineering Library. Reference T 185 .P214 For reports from 1956-1959, 1963 ask Engineering Library Staff as they are kept in their Historical Collection. Reports can also be found within previous years Student Engineers

Previous Winners

Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner
2016 Raymond Qiu 1998 P Nees 1982 R Lister 1961 P Yeoman 1947 D Bastings
2015 Madeline Wright 1996 A Nelson 1979 R Peek 1960 R E Harrison 1946 W S Handisides
2014 Jay Wong 1995 R Tinholt 1977 Sharon Beder 1959 M R Cooke 1945 J D Bradshaw
2013 Jamie Schiel 1994 E Dalziell 1976 K V Alexander 1958 B C R Davis 1944 L R Clapp
2012 N Wilson 1993 Debi Boffa 1975 P C Doidge 1957 H A Trethowen 1943 R D Norman
2011 M Millen 1992 D W McNulty 1974 Pham Duc Truong 1956 M Douglass 1942 F M Henderson
2010 P Jayathissa 1992 P W Rielly 1970 N S Kane 1955 W M Bremner
2009 D D’Mello 1991 J M Evans 1969 L K Brown 1954 W D Pringle
2008 H Farr 1990 N A Oien 1968 J F Boag 1953 L J Yetman
2007 T Mander 1989 S Chamberlain (W) 1967 R W Thomas 1952 D R Teplitzky
2006 B Leslie 1988 S E Fenelon (W) 1966 P M Cashin 1951 B Schor
2005 M Willacy 1987 A J Garner 1965 M J Pederson 1950 C S Samuel
2001 Balsam Obaid 1987 J J Remacha 1964 R Newdick 1949 C K Putt
2000 B G Lategan 1986 R A Sutton 1963 G L Coates 1948 L R Pairman
1999 B P Bell 1983 M J Philpott 1962 D J Woodhams 1948 A G Fellows