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IASS Hangai Prize

The Hangai Prize MedalIn memory of Professor Yasuhiko Hangai (Japan, 1942-1998), a very active member of the IASS and its Executive Council, and in accordance with his career-long encouragement for young people, the Hangai Prize recognizes talented young researchers, designers, and engineers working in the field of shell and spatial structures.  This recognition is achieved by selecting outstanding submissions to the Annual IASS Symposium in the form of research papers, résumés of design projects, or innovative ideas.

To address inquiries about the Hangai Prize not answered by the following sections of this page, e-mail the prize committee.

17th Hangai Prize, 2019: The next round of the Hangai Prize competition is for the IASS 2019 Symposium to be held in Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 October 2019. General application instructions, when available, will be detailed below, including the specific deadlines.  Please note that the deadline for the full paper submission to the Hangai Prize Committee is likely to be earlier than the deadline for submission of full papers to the IASS 2019 Symposium.


To be considered, papers must not only be submitted to the annual symposium but also be explicitly entered into the Hangai Prize Contest.  Papers that have previously been submitted for publication in the Journal of the IASS are not eligible for entry in the Hangai Prize competition.

To be eligible for the prize, the applicant need not be a member of the IASS but must:
  1. be under the age of thirty at the end of the calendar year of the Annual Symposium,
  2. be the primary contributor of the research, the project, or the idea presented and as such be the first or sole author of the paper,
  3. upload a full-paper manuscript to the Annual Symposium website by the established deadline together with the completed Hangai Prize entry form, and
  4. if selected as a winner, attend the Symposium to present the paper in a plenary session and to receive the prize.

Presentation and Benefits

The Prizes are presented during the Annual Symposium.  Each prize consists of:

    (1) a certificate and medal,
    (2) reduced fees for the symposium,
    (3) a free one-year IASS membership, and
    (4) publication of the contributions in both the Symposium Proceedings and the Journal of the IASS.

As an incentive for entering the competition, all applicants - whether winners or not - who attend and present their papers at the Annual Symposium receive a free one-year IASS membership.

How to Apply for the 17th Hangai Prize, 2019

To apply formally for the Hangai Prize, the full paper with the applicant as the first or sole author should be uploaded to the  online application and uploading website by the deadline to be announced. The format and length limit for full papers must conform to the required template and restrictions for the symposium, which will be specified on the symposium website. More information will be provided here as it becomes available.

List of past recipients of the Hangai Prize

Hangai Prize Selection Committee
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