East Midlands - awards

A bridge under construction at night

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.

East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs)

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 - from local schemes to multi-million pound cross-county infrastructure work. The awards are presented at the ICE East Midlands Annual Awards Dinner.

Find out more

Recognising individual achievement

ICE East Midlands organises and supports awards that showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members in the region.

Pitch 200

Graduate engineer nets Pitch 200 title with fishy video

Verena Fernandes representing South East England netted the most votes to win this year’s ICE Pitch 200 after explaining the consequences of dams on salmon migration and possible solutions in just 200 seconds!

More than 3,400 people voted as part of the unique competition that challenges ICE members to use their creativity and communication skills to explain a civil engineering concept or project in an accessible and entertaining self-filmed video.

Vivek Jhaveri representing the Middle East region came second with a pitch video on the use of 3D printed concrete in construction, while third place went to Scotland’s Lauryn Steel for a video on bridge types.

Watch all the videos

For more information about Pitch 200, please email [email protected].

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.

Most recent winner

In 2021 the William Kemp Award was awarded to Peter Barclay.

Peter, Midlands Highway Alliance Manager, was given the award for his outstanding contribution and using his position within the Midlands Highway Alliance to highlight the value of professional qualifications, particularly promoting the ICE EngTech MICE qualification.

Further your civil engineering career

Looking to further your civil engineering career or want to get your career off the ground? Want to help solve issues around the world from connecting a remote village to solving the energy shortage? Then a career in civil engineering could be just for you. Find out what you will need to know to start your career or further your development in civil engineering, no matter what stage you're at.

Visit careers and professional development

This is civil engineering

Find out about the latest civil engineering project changing peoples lives.

View more civil engineering projects

Top