The purpose of the Industrial Award (discontinued in 2005) was to recognise a significant contribution towards the control of corrosion by well founded and sound methods. Entries were essentially technological in nature and were required to have a demonstrably beneficial impact on South African industry. The award was presented to an individual, team or organisation for a significant industrial contribution to the economic control of corrosion. Submissions were assessed by the Council or a panel appointed by them. The award comprised an inscribed shield and a citation. The Corrosion Institute Annual Award replaced the Industrial Award in 2005.