Welcome to the Contests page! Here, you will find information on the contests and awards programs we currently have open.


Send us your best shots and you could win cash and be published in ELEVATOR WORLD magazine!

A panel of judges will first choose up to 20 finalists from each category. Those finalists will then be presented online during the month of June where our readers will vote and ultimately decide the best of the best. The winners and runner-ups from each category will be featured in the August issue of ELEVATOR WORLD and highlighted online. In addition, ALL qualified submissions will be posted in a special photo contest gallery on


Submit your vertical, horizontal or inclined transportation system of an innovative design, special application or approach that has solved a major problem or overcome a unique challenge. All entries will be judged and categorized as received by an impartial panel of experienced industry professionals and experts. Projects will be judged on the following: innovation, originality and creativity, challenges overcome, installation methods and techniques, the use of advanced technology, and overall quality of presentation.

Winning entries will be published in the January issue of ELEVATOR WORLD, and the winners in each category will be acknowledged with an award of recognition. We are now accepting entries for the 2020 contest.


2019 Project of the Year Winners


Elevators, New Construction: Bloomberg London

Location: London, England

Submitted by KONE plc, Great Britain


Elevators, Modernization: The Riverside Centre

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Submitted by Norman Disney & Young, KONE Elevators & GPT


Escalators, New Construction: TheAvenues’ Phase IV

Location: Al-Rai, Kuwait

Submitted by AG Melco Elevator Kuwait Co. W.L.L.


Escalators, Modernization: Los Angeles Central Library

Location: Los Angeles, California

Submitted by Los Angeles Central Library and KONE, Inc


Moving Walks: Urban Accessibility of Santander

Location:Santander, Spain

Submitted by thyssenKrupp Elevatores, S.L.U.


Inclined Elevators: A Scenic View: Patuxent State Park Observation Tower

Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Submitted by Hill Hiker, Inc.


Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts: Pembroke 1201 Lobby Entrance

Location: New York, New York

Submitted by Handi-Lift, Inc.


Private-Residence Elevators: Artisan Elevator

Location: Cornwall on the Hudson, New York

Submitted by Nationwide Lifts


Special Purpose Lifts: Bran Castle Time Tunnel

Location: Bran, Romania

Submitted by ELMAS