South East England - awards

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ICE South East England 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

ICE South East England Engineering Awards

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards

The ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards recognises the brilliance and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice and construction projects as well as promotes excellence in the engineering profession within the South East England region.

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Recognising individual achievement

ICE South East ofEngland gives a number of awards to recognise the individual expertise and excellence of ICE members in the region.

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Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award (formally the Graduate and Student Papers Competition) promotes and rewards excellence in the originality and communication of civil engineering ideas and research. Branch heats have now taken place for the 2015 Awards. The National Final will take place later in the year.

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.

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South Branch Individual Awards

ICE South Branch Engineering Awards 2019 - Individual Achievement Awards

As part of the 2019 ICE Presidential Visit to South East England in July, three individuals will be recognised for their contribution to the industry and institution. This is open to members who live and work in the ICE South Branch (West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight).

Individual Categories

Greatest Individual Contribution to Civil Engineering

For an individual who has best demonstrated the professionalism and integrity of a civil engineer. We are looking for those who have gone above and beyond to advance the profession and share the value of Civil Engineering in the community.

Steve Tebb Award for Individual Excellence in Schools Outreach

The award honours ICE Members that have shown outstanding commitment to civil engineering by giving their time to represent the ICE and promoting the profession to inspire the next generation.

One to Watch for Young Professionals

This award is designed to recognise and reward the most accomplished and promising young professional. This award is open to Graduate Engineers, Apprentices and Technicians who have greatly contributed to the profession in the last 12 months.

Judging criteria

A judging panel of senior ICE representatives will look for entries that clearly demonstrate how the individual has:

  • Promoted civil engineering to the general public, young people and/or other professionals
  • Sought to develop and promote a culture of fairness and inclusion within their organisation
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism in their employment and voluntary activities
  • Used their enthusiasm to inspire and motivate others
  • Developed innovative practices or ways of working that have had a tangible effect on the industry

Download the entry form and submit your entry before 2pm Friday 31 May 2019.

Key information

Deadline for nominations is: 2pm Friday 31 May 2019

Email your application or queries to [email protected]

Pitch 200

Pitch 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 most, imaginitive and unconventional way using anything at your 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
  • Share innovative and creative ideas for the future ff civil engineering
  • Become ICE Regional Ambassador for 2021

Initial entries are a 60 second video summary of what your full presentation would be, and can be based on your own work, discipline or another aspect on civil engineering that fascinates you. It can be adapted from project reports, university/employment research papers or something entirely new.


Say my name is Isambard and I've been working on this interesting suspension bridge in Bristol. For my video, I could make a model of the bridge showing how it was constructed and the engineering behind it. This video would be 60 seconds long and would be sent with the form below to my local ICE regional team.

Once I'd sent it in, I'd wait to hear if I'd been shortlisted. If I am, I'll get the chance to produce a longer 200 second talk to be presented at the regional Pitch 200 heat. If I win the heat then I will go through to present at the finale at One Great George Street.


The regional winner will be shortlisted for the Pitch 200 Final where the overall ICE Ambassador for 2021 will be awarded.

The ICE London and South East England region Pitch 200 is open to all current ICE members who live, work or study in the South East England and London region.

Entry details in brief

Registration of intent to join the competition by submitting 60 second summary video by 27 March 2020 to: [email protected].

Download our application form

Prizes for the London and South East England Regional Final

First prize: ICE Regional Ambassador for 2021

Watch the final presenations from last year's competition

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