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

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Walton bridge - the arch being lifted into place

ICE London civil engineering awards

The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards recognises excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice within London. The award recognises construction projects and promotes excellence in the engineering profession.

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Recognising individual achievement

ICE London organises and supports awards which showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members from across the region.

Pitch 200

Pitch 200

Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference.

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 2020 (providing a 'money can't buy' prize that greatly increases the profile and contacts of the winner).

Find out more about Pitch 200

Submitting your entry

Please send your entry to [email protected].

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

This competition, formerly known as the Papers Competition, is held every year to promote and reward excellent communication of civil engineering issues and ideas.

Graduate and student members can submit papers on any areas of engineering design, research or practice. Entries can be adapted from undergraduate research papers, university projects, professional development or professional review reports. It's preferable, but not compulsory, for entries to be based on the applicant's own work.

The competition is open to all graduate and student members of ICE who live, work or study in the London region.


  • Develop your self-marketing skills and confidence in public speaking
  • Improve your written and verbal skills t get ready for interviews or your professional review
  • Opportunities to add to your CPD records
  • Winning looks great on your CV
  • Share experiences and network
  • Prizes - £250 for first place, £150 for second, and £100 for third

The regional winner may be shortlisted for the national final where a top prize of £1,500 and an Institution Medal can be won.

Find out more about London's award

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

ICE - Balfour Beatty Innovator of the Year

ICE – Balfour Beatty Innovator of the Year 2020

Enter now to win a summer placement at Balfour Beatty's London Headquarters.

This competition is for Civil Engineering students to apply for the award of "The ICE - Balfour Beatty Student Innovator of the Year 2020".

To win the award you must be in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study at University and must complete an online application answering some qualifying questions. If you're successful in progressing through to the second round you will be invited to present your ideas to a panel of high calibre judges who represent Balfour Beatty and the Institution of Civil Engineers who will ultimately select a winner.

The prize for winning is not only the title of ICE – Balfour Beatty Student Innovator of the Year 2020 but is a fully paid 3-month summer placement with the Balfour Beatty Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability (HSES) team in the London region. You will be getting involved with onsite teams and working on real life major construction projects where you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the way things are normally done. You will also be involved with the ICE, you will have the opportunity to get involved in many of ICE London and ICE South East England events run throughout the year. What you make of your time as ICE - Balfour Beatty Student Innovator of the Year 2019 is up to you, but we are looking for the right person who has the ability and the drive to get stuck in and make the most of it.

Last year’s entries were exceptional, the judges found it hard to decide on one winner, so they awarded the prize to two candidates – Molly Clark (Harper Adams University) and Tom Fawcett (University of Liverpool). Molly and Tom found the competition a great experience, they were able to fully immerse themselves in projects on site and in the office during their summer placement with Balfour Beatty and continue to engage with ICE. Both winners plan to continue taking advantage of the benefits ICE has to offer.

Further information on how to enter this year’s competition will be publicised soon.

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