13 engineers to compete in the Pitch 200 global Grand Final

Finalists from around the world explain civil engineering in 200 seconds to the public.

Contestant explaining an engineering concept using props
Contestant explaining an engineering concept using props

One of the key ICE 200 activities this year has been Pitch 200 – the engineering competition with a difference. ICE members were challenged to present an engineering concept using all sorts of props and methods in a 200-second presentation.

The Pitch 200 Global Grand Final, hosted by Rob Bell, will welcome the general public to ICE headquarters - One Great George Street - for energetic and entertaining displays of just how important civil engineering is to our everyday lives.

Through the year, regions around the world have shown some creative and quirky approaches to demonstrate engineering. From cake destruction to an Ode to Engineering poem, and the lifecycle of a bottle of wine to load bearing of animal bones - the examples of engineering were endless.

Thirteen contestants from across the UK, as well as the Netherlands, Hong Kong, India and Australia will now compete for the ultimate prize as champion of Pitch 200 on Monday 26 November 2018.

The winner will receive £1,000 and become the ICE ambassador for the year. Not only will they have to convey their ideas and topics to the public, but they’ll also have to impress the panel of judges:

  • Chair: Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of ITV
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Dr Marty Jopson, Inventor and reporter for the BBC's The ONE Show
  • Stephen Metcalfe MP, HM Government Envoy for Year of Engineering
  • Ayo Sokale ICE President’s Future Leader 2017/18

Come along and show your support for your fellow members in the Pitch 200 Global Grand Final.

Find out more about the finalists on the event page and book your place here for the competition.

For those who can’t travel, the event will be broadcast online.