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Crossrail project manager with colleagues in Crossrail tunnels - photo courtesy of Crossrail

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.

See the ICE London Awards nominated projects

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 goes digital

Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference!

Established as part of our bicentenary year in 2018, Pitch 200 shows how civil engineers transform lives and by doing so, encourage the next generation into the profession.

Pitch 200 draws on engineers’ creativity to demonstrate an aspect of civil engineering to the public in just 200 seconds!

This year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, Pitch 200 has moved online.

Civil engineers from across London and South East England have been asked to use everyday objects and the resources available to them at home to create a Pitch 200 video, with the regional winner being decided in a public vote.

The winner of the regional heat will go through to the Pitch 200 finale in the autumn - with the finale winner crowned the champion and the ICE Ambassador for 2021.

Watch the videos and cast your vote

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.

Presentation evening

Finalists will give a 10-minute presentation on their subject before a panel of judges. The entries are judged on their subject, argument, style and presentation skill.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, and the overall regional winner will be considered for a place in the national final.


  • 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 2015 national final where a top prize of £1,500 and an Institution Medal can be won.

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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