South West - awards

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole.

ICE South West strives to promote the work of civil engineers in the region. We recognise and celebrates the fantastic projects that our members work on, and the outstanding achievements of individuals.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Jubilee Pool.

ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards

The ICE South West Civil Engineering Award winners will be announced at the ICE South West Civil Engineers Awards ceremony, held annually in July. The awards recognise construction projects and promote excellence in the engineering profession.

Find out more about the awards and previous winners

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 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 2019 (providing a 'money can't buy' prize that greatly increases the profile and contacts of the winner).

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 2019 will be awarded.

The South West regional Pitch 200, supported by Burges Salmon, is open to all current ICE members who live, work or study in the South West.

To enter, you just need to complete and send the Pitch 200 Entry Form and 60 second summary video to by 22 December 2017.

ICE 200

Entry details in brief

Registration of intent to join the competition by submitting 60 second summary video by 22 December 2017 to the South West Regional Support Team.

Download our application form
Download the Pitch 200 flyer
Watch our Pitch 200 videos to find out more

Technician of the Year Award

Technician of the Year award

The Technician Award celebrates the achievement of ICE technician members. The award goes to the technician who best demonstrates the nine engineering technician attributes in their Professional Review project report.

Previous winner

Kieren Couch collects the award
Kieren Couch collects the award

This year's winner was Kieren Couch, of Cormac Solutions Ltd, for the fantastic standard of his project report submission.


Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

Are you a graduate or student member of ICE? Are you looking for an opportunity to practice your writing and presentation skills? Why not sign up for our Emerging Engineers Award?

This competition is perfect preparation for a viva or Professional Review. It will also:

  • raise your profile
  • help promote your university or employer
  • give you the opportunity to have your paper published.

All graduate and student members can enter, presenting papers on any area of engineering design, research or practice.

And you don’t have to start from scratch! You are welcome to adapt:

  • professional development reports (graduate members)
  • Professional Review reports (graduate members)
  • university projects or theses, preferably based upon your own work (student members).

Competition heats take place across ICE’s regions in winter/spring. Winning papers are then shortlisted, with three regional finalists competing at a national final scheduled for later in the year.

The South West Regional Final will take place at the start of March in Taunton, with a top prize of £250!

The competition is now open, with the entry form available using the link below. South West deadlines are as follows:

  • Friday 3 February - submission of the synopsis
  • Monday 27 February - final paper submission
  • Tuesday 7 March – Emerging Engineers Award 2017

FInd out more and apply

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

Further your civil engineering career

Looking to further your civil engineering career or want to get your career off the ground? Want to help solve issues around the world from connecting a remote village to solving the energy shortage? Then a career in civil engineering could be just for you. Find out what you will need to know to start your career or further your development in civil engineering, no matter what stage you're at.

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