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

2019 Awards culminate in glittering awards ceremony

South West awards

Bristol | 27 June 2019

The 2019 ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards, sponsored by Kier Infrastructure, reached its conclusion in Bristol on Thursday 27 June with a prestigious awards dinner. during the evening 11 Awards were presented, recognising the fantastic contribution made by civil engineers, individually and collectively, from across the region.

Watch a film of the judging of the 14 projects originally shortlisted.

View the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 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

The 2019 regional final of Pitch 200 in the South West takes place in Bristol on 4 July, at the offices of Burges Salmon.

It is too late to enter but there is still time to book a place to join ICE President Andrew Wyllie CBE, broadcaster Dave Harvey, a panel of expert judges and a group of enthusiastic ICE members explaining engineering ideas in a fun, creative way – all in just 200 seconds!

Contestants will use a variety of props and methods in pitching their message in a bid to become the ICE South West Regional Ambassador 2020.

Enjoy a fun, free and informative evening at the Bristol offices of Burges Salmon and the opportunity to meet the ICE President during a drinks and canapes reception.

The regional winner will become the ICE South West Regional Ambassador for 2020 and will be shortlisted for the Pitch 200 Finale where the overall ICE Ambassador for 2020 will be awarded.

Background information on the competition and the entry process used for this year's Pitch 200 is set out below:

Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference.

Established as part of our bicentenary year in 2018, the Pitch 200 competition returns in 2019 to show how civil engineers transform lives and by doing so, encourage the next generation into the profession.

Different to many other ICE competitions, Pitch 200 draws on engineers’ creativity to demonstrate an 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 their chosen idea.

Entering 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 2020 (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.

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?

The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards outstanding communication of civil engineering ideas and research. It offers ICE student, graduate and trainee technician members the opportunity to submit a paper on any civil engineering-related topic in the format of research, a report or essay.

Entering the Emerging Engineers Award gives you the chance to win a cash prize (1st place £250; 2nd £150; 3rd £100) and to be entered into the national final in London where the prestigious Institution Medal and further cash prizes can be won.

The Award also offers the opportunity to:

  • Promote new ideas, research and best practice to the engineering community
  • Develop your skills and confidence in public speaking
  • Improve your written and verbal skills to help you prepare for your Professional Review
  • Demonstrate your talent to the engineering community and peers
  • Add to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record

Entries should be based on your own work and can be adapted from university/employment research papers, project reports, quarterly employment reports, written exercises or Professional Review reports. Papers can be on any area of engineering design, research or practice but must be expertly presented and discussed, as well as innovative and well written.

AThe regional competition is now open to all ICE graduate and student of ICE who live, work or study in the South West. This area stretches from Penzance northwards to Gloucester, eastwards to Bournemouth and includes Cheltenham, Swindon and also the Channel Islands.


To enter, you need to complete and send the entry form including a synopsis to [email protected] by 5 April 2019.

A shortlist will be invited to produce a full paper by 9 May and to present it and answer questions from a panel of judges at the final which will be held at Exeter City Club on the evening of 16 May.

For further details visit the Emerging Engineers Award page of our website.

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