Bentley's 2011 Student Design Competition Call for Submissions Now Open

Program Awards Technically Advanced Projects Created by University, College, Technical School, and High School Students and Recognizes the Achievements of Educators and Mentors

EXTON, Pa. ’96 Sept. 14, 2010 ’96 Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that the call for submissions for its 2011 Student Design Competition is now open. University, college, community college, technical school, and high school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work. Project submissions will be judged by a distinguished panel of educational leaders and industry professionals from around the world. The judges will focus on creativity and skill in applying design, engineering principles, and the use of Bentley technology. The competition, which is sponsored by Bentley’92s Be Careers Network, welcomes individual efforts as well as team efforts comprising no more than three members. All submissions must be received by March 18, 2011. Bentley will award a $1,500 scholarship to the winner in each of the categories at the university, college, and community college level, and a $1,000 scholarship to the winner at the technical school and high school level.

’93Our student design competition gives students a fun opportunity to experience some of the interesting challenges faced by architects and engineers as they go about the important work of improving the world’92s infrastructure,’94 said Scott Lofgren, global director of Be Careers Network. ’93We also hope their participation encourages them to pursue rewarding careers in this field, thus helping sustain the infrastructure professions.’94

Lofgren continued, ’93Last year’92s project entries ( were extremely imaginative and demonstrated a great deal of talent and aptitude for not only the design sciences, but also for applying Bentley’92s innovative software. I look forward to seeing what the students competing in this year’92s competition can do with our new project categories. Undoubtedly, our panel of independent judges will once again have some tough decisions to make.’94

University, college, and community college students can submit projects in one of four categories: ’93Innovation in Architectural Design,’94 ’93Innovation in Engineering Design,’94 ’93Innovation in Structural Engineering,’94 and ’93Communicating through Visualization.’94 Technical school and high school students can participate in the ’93Design a Concert Hall’94 category. For each category, students must clearly define the project’92s problem, intent, and solution, and support their design models with architectural or engineering drawings using any of the applications in Bentley’92s comprehensive portfolio of software.

Students, along with their winning projects, will be recognized at their respective schools, where they will receive a handcrafted award to display. In addition, the winners or winning teams will be able to choose 10 seats of Bentley software ’96 from the more than 60 products available through the academic subscription ’96 for use by their schools.

For more information about the submission process or to fill out a submission form, visit

About Be Careers Network

Be Careers Network is dedicated to helping students graduate with the technology skills needed for today’92s infrastructure professions, including civil engineering and architecture. It accomplishes this by providing programs for students, teachers, and schools, including free and discounted software licenses, training, curriculum counseling, and scholarships. The programs are geared to the needs of students in universities, colleges, technical schools, and high schools. For more information about Be Careers Network, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 1999, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit To view Bentley’92s May 2010 Annual Report, visit To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit

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