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ICE Scotland celebrates excellence and innovation in civil engineering and its contribution to society through project and individual awards.
These annual awards recognise the best in civil engineering across Scotland from projects completed in the last two years. Entries open in spring, site visits by industry experts take place over Summer and awards are presented in Autumn at a high profile event.
Find out more about our Saltire Awards
ICE Scotland organises and supports awards which showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members.
The ICE Communications Competition is open to teams of ICE student or graduate members in the early years of their career. It helps young engineers develop communication skills by presenting an imaginary engineering scheme to a mock community meeting. It also helps members working towards professional qualification. A £250 prize is available for the winning Scottish team.
Teams choose from a selection of engineering scenarios and then:
Find out how to take part on the Communications Competition page.
Download your entry form for the ICE Scotland 2017 competition or contact the Regional Support Team
The deadline has been extended to Friday 13 April, 2017. The final will take place on Tuesday 2 May 2017, in Glasgow. Submit entries to email@example.com.
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.”
This competition gives young engineers the chance to practice writing and presentation in preparation for a viva or Professional Review. It'll also raise your profile, help promote your university or employer and give you the opportunity to have your paper published. Competitors can also win prize money of up to £250. Cash prizes are also awarded to winners and runners-up.
Papers on any area of engineering design, research or practice are sought.
Winners from Branch heats progress to a Scotland-wide final in May who will progress to an international final in London. The 2017 dates are as follows:
Scotland Final 18 April, Edinburgh
You can find full competition guidelines on the entry form which you'll also need to complete and send in with your entry.
Paul McNulty, from Wood Group PSN for his paper, Behaviour and Analysis of a Novel Skew Flexible Concrete Arch Bridge System.
Paul was also selected for the UK final and finished third after presenting his paper in London.
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 our more and meet our last year's overall winner
The branches that make up ICE Scotland also run competitions throughout the year.
This competition is run by the Graduates and Students in Aberdeen. Members are invited to submit images that show 'civil engineering in action'. Details of the 2015 competition will be advertised in the E-news and online.
The 2014 competition was won by Armin Kakavand of Amec for his photo of work taking place on Amec's project to build a long term compression module for use in the North Sea gas industry.
This competition is run by the Graduates and Students in Edinburgh. You are invited to enter a photograph on the theme "Engineering in Essence". This could include anything from innovation to sustainability, social impact and undervalued infrastructure to one of those awe inspiring structures civil engineers build.
Entrants should be a graduate or student member of the ICE and based around the Edinburgh, Lothians or Border region. A max. of three entries per candidate will be accepted. The entry should be submitted in a landscape .jpeg format via email to the contact address below and include your details, ICE membership number and a brief description of the entry describing what it means to you.
The winner will be awarded two tickets for a Forth Cruise trip around the bridges with the excellent opportunity of photographing the new Queensferry Crossing bridge at this exciting stage of its construction. The winning photo will also brand the Facebook page for the ICE Edinburgh Area Graduate & Student Branch.
Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and the competition close on 14 October 2016.
2015's winning photo from Eduardas Visockas
Entrants must be graduate or student members of ICE and reside within the Edinburgh or Border region; There is a maximum of 3 entries per person; Entries are preferred in a landscape orientation to allow use as a social media cover image.
Deadline for entries - Friday 14 October 2016 at 6pm.
A new competition with new rules…
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Photo Competition has changed. The submission process has been simplified and judging will now be by ICE members in an on-line vote.
#construction - Construction and site works
#engineering - Completed engineering projects
#selfie - ICE members at work (not just on-site in PPE)
Save the competition email address into your phone, so that you can submit your photos with only a few clicks.
Use the #hashtags above to identify the entry category. Competition entries will be available for ICE members to view during the duration of the competition. Winner of each category will be awarded £150 of photography equipment.
Competition email address: GWoSPhotos2016@outlook.com
Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 16th September 2016
Download the flyer for this competition
Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 16th September 2016
Read the full terms and conditions
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The civil engineering qualification must be recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers – for example NC, HNC, HND, BSc, BEng, MEng.
Recipients of the award will be expected to commit to a future professional engineering qualification such as EngTech MICE, IEng MICE or CEng MICE.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) administer the Scotland-wide Into Civil Engineering Awards, as well as the UK-wide Quest Scholarships. ICE will only pay one award to any individual student. So, if you gain both these awards, you will have to select the one which you prefer to receive.
The end of March for courses starting from September that same year:-
During April and May a shortlist will be prepared listing those candidates to be interviewed. The interviews will take place in May and June; and the successful candidates will be notified of their Award not later than June 30.
All successful candidates require to provide written confirmation from the relevant university or college that they have been enrolled on their civil engineering course.
Recipients of an award must complete an Annual Report Form for each year of study they complete, listing their academic results, which must be signed off by a member of the academic staff.
The continuation of payments is dependent on satisfactory progress through the course chosen.
On completion of the course, a copy of their academic qualification is to be provided.
Recipients who leave their course before completion must notify ICE Scotland with immediate effect.
Award recipients will be required to become Student Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the start of their course, and participate in activities to promote civil engineering and encourage awareness for civil engineering amongst young people.
This initiative has been made possible thanks to a generous donation to the Institution by Mr. Gordon Mackay, a retired solicitor, based in Govan, Glasgow.
Complete an application form including the name of one referee and proof of enrolment on a college or university course in civil engineering.
Young people for whom the cost of student debt is a potential deterrent to a career in civil engineering and those living in rural areas are particularly encouraged to apply.
Download the application form
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