Pitch 200

Are you a civil engineer with a passion for what you do? Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge with a wider audience? Are you working on an exciting project that you’re bursting to tell someone about? Do you think it’s important to help the world understand more about civil engineering?

If so, then ICE Pitch 200 is for you.

This international competition challenges civil engineers to use their creativity to communicate a civil engineering concept or project via video in an accessible and entertaining way - in just 200 seconds!

It’s open to all ICE members at every level, anywhere in the world.

By entering, you can share your passion, showcase your talent, increase your profile, and be in with the chance of winning a cash prize.

And if you make it through to the Pitch 200 final, the public gets to decide the winner, via a free online vote.

How it works

  1. Pick your topic. It can be about any aspect of civil engineering that fascinates you. It could be based on your own work, discipline, or something entirely new. Remember, be creative! Entries can be as weird and wonderful as possible; the use of props is highly encouraged.
  2. Record your Pitch 200 video. You can use your mobile phone, tablet computer, laptop, or whatever device you have available. We don’t expect you to create a Hollywood epic, but please ensure we can see and hear you clearly. You may find it useful to refer to our tips on self-filming. Remember, your video must be a maximum of 200 seconds.
  3. Send us your entry. Download an entry form and transfer your video and completed form to your Regional Support Team or International contact. Please notify us that you will be entering by 21 April 2021. The final deadline for entries to reach us is Wednesday 12 May 2021 BST.
  4. Keep an eye on your inbox. We’ll let you know via email if your video is through to the global final, following a longlisting and shortlisting process. And stay across ICE’s social media channels too, as we’ll be sharing as many Pitch 200 videos as possible throughout the competition.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email: [email protected].

What’s in it for me?

Apart from being great fun, there are some great reasons to participate in ICE Pitch 200:

  • Share your passion for civil engineering and showcase your creativity and communication skills
  • Support ICE to inspire young people who could become future civil engineers
  • Help the public to understand more about civil engineering and its value to society
  • Raise your profile within ICE and your own organisation – a great talking point on your CV
  • Reach an international audience and connect with communities around the world

Watch last year's finalists

  • Key dates

  • Call for entries:
    from Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Intention to submit:
    Wednesday 21 April 2021
  • Deadline for entries:
    Wednesday 12 May 2021
  • Public vote launch:
    Wednesday 7 July 2021
  • Public vote closes:
    Wednesday 18 August 2021
  • Winners announced:
    Wednesday 1 September 2021

  • Key documents