East Midlands - awards

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ICE East Midlands works to promote and celebrate the outstanding work of members. It organises awards to recognise exceptional projects, teamwork and individual excellence.

Discover more about the projects and people that help shape the world around you.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

previous winner of the EMMA awards

East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs)

The EMMAs are presented annually to the best civil engineering projects or to ground-breaking research in the region. All types and sizes of project are considered - past entries range from local schemes costing tens of thousands of pounds, to multi-million pound cross-county infrastructure work. They're presented at the Annual Gala Dinner.

Find out more about the East Midlands Merit Awards

Recognising individual achievement

Our East Midlands branch organises and supports awards which showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members.

William Kemp award

William Kemp award

This is ICE East Midlands' premier award. Each year it is won by someone who has made a sustained and exceptional contribution to civil engineering in the East Midlands over the course of their career. The winner may not be a civil engineer, but will have made an outstanding contribution to the profession or or certain aspects of it, such as design, research, education, investigation and management.

Previous winner

Robert Moyle, Executive Chair of North Midland Construction plc receives the William Kemp Award
Robert Moyle, Executive Chair of North Midland Construction plc receives the William Kemp Award

The William Kemp Award was awarded to Robert Moyle, Executive Chairman of the North Midland Construction Group in 2017.

Robert, who is a Fellow of the Institution, has made a sustained contribution to the profession in the region for over 40 years, working for the same organisation throughout and having been a driving force behind its success.

Communications competition

Communications competition

This competition is open to students and graduates with no more than seven years of industry experience. If you're working towards technician membership you can also enter the competition, provided you have no more than ten years' industry experience.

It gives young engineers the opportunity to develop their communication and business-presentation skills. It involves a role-play public consultation based around a mock engineering scheme proposal.

You can find out more on the main Communications Competition page.

Entry forms for the 2018 competition will be available from the ICE East Midlands Regional Support Team.

Previous winner

From left to right: Callum Oates, Neil McKelvie, pictured with judges (centre) Ruth Taylor, Natalie Clemson and Bob Taylor, and Frances Stephens, Ben Jackson and Anthony Lock.
From left to right: Callum Oates, Neil McKelvie, pictured with judges (centre) Ruth Taylor, Natalie Clemson and Bob Taylor, and Frances Stephens, Ben Jackson and Anthony Lock.

The East Midlands 2017 Communications Competition was won by Ben Jackson, Anthony Lock, Neil McKelvie, Callum Oates and Frances Stephens from the Loughborough University.

Meet a former winner

2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges
2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges

ICE Yorkshire & Humber team from Mott MacDonald won the 2016 Graduate and Student Communications Competition with their presentation on the Ballygrand City Arterial Route Upgrade. The chair of the judging panel, ICE Vice President, Zara Lamont, said: “It was a close call between the teams and the deciding factor came down to how well the teams answered the questions from the audience. ICE Yorkshire and Humber team did exceptionally well and answered all the questions in an empathic and professional way.”

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award is open to graduates and students. Entrants must write and present papers on a topic of their choice.

Previous winner

Robing de Jongh with diagrams from his winning paper
Robing de Jongh with diagrams from his winning paper

The 2017 winner of the Emerging Engineers Award was Robin de Jongh for his paper: 'How to lift a building with your bare hands'

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Samuel Donaldson winner of the 2014 Emerging Engineers Award
Samuel Donaldson meets ICE President David Balmforth

Competition heats for the Emerging Engineers Award take place across the UK. Winning papers are short-listed by the international judging panel. Three top finalists are then invited to present their papers at the international final.

Find out more about the final

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