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ICE West Midlands organises a number of competitions and awards to celebrate the achievements of civil engineers and recognise outstanding work in the region.
Find out more about the regional awards and competitions.
Are you proud of your project, part of an outstanding team, or have worked on a significant research project? Applications for the ICE West Midlands Annual Awards 2018 - the regional showcase for civil engineering excellence will open in October 2017.
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Find out more about the West Midlands Awards
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ICE West Midlands recognises high-achieving technicians every year by presenting a Technician Award to those nominated by their colleges or universities.
Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference.
As one of the four core national activities for ICE 200, this competition is an opportunity to show the general public how civil engineers transform their lives directly in order to encourage the next generation into the profession.
Different to many of the other ICE competitions, Pitch 200 draws on engineers creativity to demonstrate a particular aspect of civil engineering to a public audience – and you only have 200 seconds to do it.
Members at every level have the opportunity to submit a presentation in the weirdest, wackiest and most unconventional way using anything at their disposal to explain your chosen idea.
Entering the Pitch 200 gives you a great chance to:
Initial entries are a 60 second video summary of what your full presentation would be, and can be based on your own work, discipline or another aspect on civil engineering that fascinates you. It can be adapted from project reports, university/employment research papers or something entirely new.
Say my name is Isambard and I've been working on this interesting suspension bridge in Bristol. For my video, I could make a model of the bridge showing how it was constructed and the engineering behind it. This video would be 60 seconds long and would be sent with the form below to my local ICE regional team.
Once I'd sent it in, I'd wait to hear if I'd been shortlisted. If I am, I'll get the chance to produce a longer 200 second talk to be presented at the regional Pitch 200 heat. If I win the heat then I will go through to present at the finale at One Great George Street.
The regional winner will be shortlisted for the Pitch 200 Final where the overall ICE Ambassador for 2019 will be awarded.
The East & West Midlands region Pitch 200 is open to all current ICE members who live, work or study in the East or West Midlands region.
To enter, you need to register your intent to join the competition by completing and sending the Pitch 200 Entry Form and 60 second summary video to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 January 2018.
Registration of intent to join the competition by submitting 60 second summary video via We Transfer by 22 January 2018 to the East & West Midlands Regional Support Team.
Download our application form
Download our Pitch 200 flyer
Watch our Pitch 200 videos to find out more
Pitch 200 Midlands final
First prize: ICE Regional Ambassador for 2019
Each year, colleges and universities in the West Midlands are asked to nominate a student who has performed at an outstanding level whilst studying for a National Certificate or Diploma, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma, Higher National Certificate or Diploma, or Foundation Degree.
Winner of the Technician Award 2016 Ian Townsend with guest speaker Professor Alice Roberts, ICE Vice President Zara Lamont and ICE West Midlands Chair (2015-16) Mark Downes.
The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards outstanding communication of civil engineering ideas and research. It offers ICE Student, Graduate and trainee Technician members the opportunity to submit a paper on any civil engineering-related topic in the format of research, a report or essay.
Entering the Emerging Engineers Award (EEA) gives you a great chance to:
Entries should be based on your own work and can be adapted from university/employment research papers, project reports, quarterly employment reports, written exercises or Professional Review reports. Prizes for the West Midlands Regional Final:
Entry details in brief:
The three finalists will receive free tickets to the West Midlands Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday 9 May 2018 where the regional winner will be announced.
The regional winner will be shortlisted for the Emerging Engineers Award Final where the prestigious Institution Medal and further cash prizes can be won.
The West Midlands region 2018 EEA is open to all current ICE Student, Graduate and Trainee Technician members who live, work or study in the West Midlands region.
To enter send your 400 word synopsis and a completed entry form to ICE West Midlands Graduates and Students Committee email@example.com by Friday 2 February 2018.
Final copies of your paper (if selected) will need to be submitted by Wednesday 11 April 2018.
The Regional Final for those who are successfully shortlisted will be held on Monday 23 April 2018. Please make sure you can attend to present your paper in front of the judges.
For further details visit the Emerging Engineers Award page the West Midlands Awards page or email the event organiser, Conchita Munar via firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the competition flyer
The Winner of the regional round of the ICE Emerging Engineers Competition 2017 was Constance Pang from Arup with her paper:
'Emergency Sanitation Project – Emergency Wastewater Disposal'
Image of Constance receiving her award from Professor Iain Stewart, ICE President Prof Tim Broyd and Yvonne Aust ICE WM Chair.
The Emerging Engineers Award culminates in a national competition. 3 winners from across the UK are selected to take part in the final, held at our headquarters in London.
The selected finalists each present their papers, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize and the prestigious Institution Medal.
Find out more about the final
Are you a keen photographer? Do you have an artistic side?
If so, it would be great to see your creative vision of civil engineering in the West Midlands.
This isn't a competition about photography skills. ICE West Midlands is simply looking for images that raise the profile of the profession and help the public understand civil engineering.
The winner will receive two tickets for the ICE West Midlands Annual Awards on 21 May 2015.
Submit up to three images taken in the ICE West Midlands region - Birmingham, Shropshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcester, and Staffordshire.
The judges are looking for your own interpretation of what embodies civil engineering, such as landscapes, structure, buildings or people.
Images must be sent in digital format to email@example.com no later than Friday 10 April 2015.
Please remember to include your name, contact details, details about the picture, type of camera and, if appropriate, settings used.
Follow ICEWESTMIDLANDSREGION on Instagram and tag your photos with #thisiscivilengineeringWM.
Winner to be announced in April 2015.
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