North West - awards

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Promoting the success of civil engineers and projects in the North West is important. It helps to raise the profile of civil engineers and the profession across the region. So, tell us who or what has made you proud!

ICE North West runs awards and competitions which celebrate achievements and develop the skills of graduate engineers in the region. Find out more about them and how you can get involved.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

North West Civil Engineering Awards

ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards

Our ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards celebrate recently completed projects, the region's civil engineering heritage, individual excellence and progressive practices encouraging diversity in the engineering profession.

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Recognising individual achievement

Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession.

Pitch 200

Pitch 200

Pitch 200 is a competition with a difference. It is an opportunity to show the general public how civil engineers transform their lives. It is also the perfect way to encourage the next generation into the profession.

Previous winner

Alison Waterworth
Alison Waterworth, 2019 regional winner

Alison Waterworth won the ICE North West heat with her inspiring engineering based poem.

Alison is representing the region in the Pitch 200 Final, 22 October 2019, where the overall ICE Ambassador will be awarded.

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Entry details in brief

Fill in the application form and send it, together with a brief synopsis, presenting your idea, concept or project to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 5 March 2019.

Entries will be shortlisted based on your summary. Those proceeding to the next stage will be notified by 8 March 2019.

All shortlisted entrants will be invited to make their 200 second presentation at the Pitch 200 regional heat at Leaf, Portland Street Manchester on 26 March 2019, where a panel of judges will choose the winner.

First prize: ICE Regional Ambassador for 2020

Construction Challenge

Construction Challenge

The ICE North West Students and Graduates Group runs the region's annual Construction Challenge, in Manchester and Liverpool. The competition allows students to work together, share ideas and win prizes.

Teams are challenged build a structure, while dealing with a number of variables such as shifting timescales, to reflect the reality of competitively tendered design and construction processes.

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Construction Challenge Manchester 29 October 2019.

Construction Challenge Liverpool 5 November 2019.

Previous winner

2018 winning team
2018 winning team

Five teams took part in Construction Challenge Manchester. Following a short presentation to showcase their designs, the structures were then tested in a wave flume.

The winning, and cheapest, structure was The Hive. Congratulations to team Buzz Kill: Muhammed Munib - gradute structural engineer, Shuaib Kasenally - graduate civil engineer, Justyna Paszczak - graduate civil engineer and architect Stuart Pavitt.

How to enter

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Construction Challenge Manchester
29 October 2019

Construction Challenge Liverpool
5 November 2019

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award is an opportunity to develop key writing, presentation and debating skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development (CPD) records.

  • Entrants submit a summary of their chosen paper.
  • Finalists are then chosen to present their paper in front of a live audience.
  • The winning North West entrant will receive a prize of £250 and the chance to be put forward to the national finals.
  • Find out more information

Keep an eye out for more information about how to enter next year's competition, which is usually held in spring.

Previous winner

Marshel Weerakone
Maria Eftimova, 2019 regional winner

The Emerging Engineer North West 2019 winner is Maria Eftimova.

Her presentation gave a clear demonstration of how the principles of soil arching can be assessed and used in the design of temporary works.

Vitali Losjuk's thought-provoking presentation, discussing the need to approach sustainability in engineering, resulted in him being awarded runner-up prize.

How to enter

The competition is currently closed for entries but in the meantime you can find out general information.

Details about the 2020 competition will be posted in spring.

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