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Promoting the success of civil engineers and projects in Yorkshire and Humber is important. It helps to raise the profile of civil engineers and the profession across the region. So, tell us who or what has made you proud!

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Civil Engineering Awards

Annual Awards

Our Civil Engineering Awards recognise excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the Yorkshire and Humber region. There are award categories for Small, Medium, and Large projects. They span all sizes and structures and celebrate projects that have a clear benefit to society.

Find out more about our annual awards

Recognising individual achievement

Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession.

Pitch 200

Pitch 200

Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference. Deadline extended for entries until 5 March.

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:

  • Promote civil engineering as an exciting industry to the public, your area of research/practice and the variety and diversity of jobs within the profession
  • Develop your skills and confidence in public speaking
  • Demonstrate your talent to the engineering community and peers
  • Become ICE Regional Ambassador for 2019 (providing a 'money can't buy' prize that greatly increases the profile and contacts of the winner).

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.

Example:

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 Yorkshire and Humber regional Pitch 200 is open to all current ICE members who live, work or study in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Heats will take place on the following dates at:

Two of the best presentations from each heat will go on to compete in a regional final to be held in York on 15 May, 2018.

To enter, you just need to complete and send the Pitch 200 Entry Form and 60 second summary video to iceyandh@ice.org.uk by 5 March 2018.

ICE 200

Entry details in brief

Registration of intent to join the competition by submitting 60 second summary video by 5 March 2018 to the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Support Team.

Download our application form
Watch our Pitch 200 videos to find out more

Regional Education Awards

Regional Education Awards

The Regional Education Team presents three awards to individuals and companies that have made a significant contribution to the ICE ambassador scheme and helped raise the profile of civil engineering among young people.

  • New Ambassador Award*
    A new member of the ICE ambassador scheme who has made an impact in their first year
  • Special Recognition Award*
    A member who has played an important role in the ambassador 'team'
  • Company Award
    Presented to an employer that has been the most effective during the previous school year in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

*Nominations for the two individual awards are made by the Regional Education Team.

How to enter the Company Award in 2018

The Company Award is presented to an employer who has been the most effective during the school year 2016-17 in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Previous winners include:

  • Jacobs (2015-16)
  • Network Rail (2014-15)
  • WSP (2013-14)

The award will be presented by ICE President Professor Lord Robert Mair at the Yorkshire and Humber Gala Dinner on Friday 2 March 2018 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

Place your nomination using the online form. Forms must be received by Thursday 22 February 2018.

Previous winners

New Ambassador Award

L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Nasar Adam, ICE President Tim Broyd
L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Nasar Adam, ICE President Tim Broyd

Nasar Adam GMICE
Graduate Civil Engineer, JN Bentley

Nasar has been active in careers fairs and attended a number of structured activities, including one at his old school. He has balanced this commitment to encouraging young people into engineering careers with a demanding role at JN Bentley and embarking on the route to professional membership. He is a wonderful, enthusiastic individual who has also been instrumental in recruiting more graduates to help with schools activities.

Special Recognition Award

L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Kate Watson, ICE President Tim Broyd
L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Kate Watson, ICE President Tim Broyd

Kate Watson CEng MICEM
Athena SWAN and Women in Engineering Project Manager, University of Sheffield

Kate has received this year's award for her ongoing support to the education team, not only in her own time, but also in promoting how ICE can support schools and events in the region. She often approaches ICE with requests to support high profile events and is a great ambassador for women in engineering. Her role now at the University of Sheffield allows us to work with the engineering department to attract more students into engineering careers. An award that only skims the contribution that she has given to ICE.

Company Award (Cable Cup)

L-R: ICE President Tim Broyd, Sarah Melville-Crowe and Chris Ruta (Jacobs), Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman
L-R: ICE President Tim Broyd, Sarah Melville-Crowe and Chris Ruta (Jacobs), Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman

Winner: Jacobs

Highly Commended: Network Rail

Commended: A-One+ and TSP

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award, formerly known as the Papers Competition, is an opportunity to develop key writing, presentation and debating skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development (CPD) record.

The Yorkshire and Humber regional heat is open to all current ICE graduate and student members who live, work or study in the region.

The judges will select from the entries submitted and finalists will be invited to submit their full paper and to present it at the regional final.

Entry for the Yorkshire and Humber regional competition is now open.

Timeline for entry Closing date
Closing date for abstracts
To enter, complete an application form and synopsis of your paper and send it to: iceyandh@ice.org.uk. For entry guidance please visit www.ice.org.uk/EEA
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Full submissions due
Shortlisted candidates submit a full length paper (up to 4,000 words) to iceyandh@ice.org.uk
Friday 17 November 2017
Regional final in Leeds
Finalists will deliver a 10-minute presentation on their subject before a panel of judges. The entries are judged in terms of the subject, argument, style and the skill with which the author presents them.
Wednesday 13 December 2017
 

Previous winner

James Green (Hydrotec Consultants Ltd) for 'Design refinement of a typical pumping station through physical modelling'.

Second place:
Kimberley Middleton (Story Contracting Ltd) for 'Eden Brow railway landslip: reopening the Settle to Carlisle line in time for the Flying Scotsman'.

Third place:
Elaine Robinson (Arup) for 'Surface water drainage design at a coastal location - a case study'.

National competition

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

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition is open to young geotechnical engineers (aged 30 or under by the end of the year of entry).

The aim of the competition is to encourage young engineers to prepare and give a technical presentation. It may be on any topic dealing with engineering behaviour of the ground, and can be based on a construction/design project or research.

The presentation doesn't have to focus on work that's completely your own, but you would need to point what part you played in the project or research.

Up to six finalists are chosen to give a 10-minute presentation, which should emphasise the geotechnical aspects of the work. There will be approximately five minutes allowed after each presentation for questions from the floor. A panel of professional engineers will judge the competition.

There are also cash prizes (kindly donated by the evening sponsors) available for competition winners. All entrants will be encouraged to produce a poster to exhibit on the evening of the final and a cash prize will be awarded to the best poster chosen by the judges.

How to enter

Submit your 100-200 word synopsis to John Judge by 18 November 2017 from which the finalists will be selected. The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (YGG) request all business leaders to encourage younger colleagues to take part in this event. The final will be held on 5 December 2017 in York.

If you'd like to find out more or to submit your synposis, please contact John Judge at: john.judge@tspprojects.co.uk.

Previous winner

Paul Shepley, University of Sheffield
Paul Shepley, University of Sheffield

Paul's winning presentation was titled: 'Pile jetting: Novel understanding through physical modelling'.

Photography Competition

Photography Competition

In 2018 the institution turns 200. Help us celebrate some of the civil engineering projects and schemes that have had the greatest impact on people's lives over the past 200 years by entering our photography competition.

A showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment in the region, the competition is open to all schools, colleges, photo clubs, members of the public, as well as industry colleagues.

The institution has selected 20 significant civil engineering projects across the region, and entrants are invited to capture a photograph of one of the structures. There is no limit to the number of photographs you can enter.

The photographs will be featured in a number of public spaces at a prestigious anniversary exhibition next year, as the institution celebrates its bicentenary. There are also three cash prizes.

Prizes:

Winner £250, Second Prize £150, Third Prize £100.

How to enter

Top 10 subjects:

  • Blackburn Meadows Waste Water Treatment Works, including Sheffield Megatron
  • Drax Power Station
  • Emley Moor transmitting station
  • Humber Bridge
  • Humber ports
  • Middleton Railway
  • Saltaire and Leeds & Liverpool Canal
  • Scammonden Dam/M62 Pennine section
  • Tinsley Viaduct
  • Washburn valley reservoirs

Alternative subjects:

  • Cleethorpes Pier
  • Huddersfield Narrow Canal/Standedge Tunnel
  • Hull Tidal Barrier
  • Leeds-Bradford Airport runway
  • Leeds Station southern entrance
  • Lockwood Viaduct
  • Nidderdale Aqueduct
  • Selby Diversion
  • Underpinning of York Minster
  • York Railway Station

Good luck!

2018 Photography competition

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