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ICE West Midlands organises a number of competitions and awards to celebrate the achievements of civil engineers and recognise outstanding work in the region.

Find out more about the regional awards and competitions.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Annual Awards

ICE West Midlands Awards 2017

The West Midlands Awards are presented annually to the best civil engineering projects or to ground-breaking research in the region. All types and sizes of project are considered - past entries range from local schemes costing tens of thousands of pounds, to multi-million pound cross-county infrastructure work.

Find out more about the West Midlands Awards

Recognising individual achievement

ICE West Midlands recognises high-achieving technicians every year by presenting a Technician Award to those nominated by their colleges or universities.

Best Technician Student award

Best Technician Student award

Each year, colleges and universities in the West Midlands are asked to nominate a student who has performed at an outstanding level whilst studying for a National Certificate or Diploma, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma, Higher National Certificate or Diploma, or Foundation Degree.

Previous winner

2016 Award winners
2016 Emerging Engineers winner Ian Townsend

Winner of the Technician Award 2016 Ian Townsend with guest speaker Professor Alice Roberts, ICE Vice President Zara Lamont and ICE West Midlands Chair (2015-16) Mark Downes.


Communications Competition

Communications Competition

The Communications Competition is open to graduate and student members of ICE and is an opportunity for them to test their communication skills in front of an audience.

Our next competition is on Tuesday 21 February 2017, meeting 6.00pm for 6.30pm start at The Arup Campus, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, B90 8AE.

Find our more about getting involved

Find out more about the competition

Meet a former winner

2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges
2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges

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.”

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The next regional competition: 8 June 2017.

Key dates:

Submission of 400 word synopsis: 10 March 2017

Shortlisting of candidates: 27 March 2017

Submission of papers: 5 May 2017

Regional Final: 10 May 2017

For further information contact ICE West Midlands Graduates and Students events organiser, Tom Sherratt at: tom.sherratt@arcadis.com.

The winner will receive £250 and a ticket to the West Midlands Awards on 17 May 2017.

Previous winner

2016 Award winners
2016 Emerging Engineers winners

Winner of the West Midlands round of the Emerging Engineers competition 2016 was Connah Jones for his paper 'Investigating the strengthening of concrete T-beams in shear with embedded glass fibre-reinforced polymer bars'

Image of Connah receiving his award from Professor Alice Roberts, Mark Downes (ICE WM Chairman 2015-16) and Zara Lamont (ICE Vice President).

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

This is civil engineering photography competition

This is civil engineering photography comptetition

Are you a keen photographer? Do you have an artistic side?

If so, it would be great to see your creative vision of civil engineering in the West Midlands.

This isn't a competition about photography skills. ICE West Midlands is simply looking for images that raise the profile of the profession and help the public understand civil engineering.

The winner will receive two tickets for the ICE West Midlands Annual Awards on 21 May 2015.

How to enter:

Submit up to three images taken in the ICE West Midlands region - Birmingham, Shropshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcester, and Staffordshire.

The judges are looking for your own interpretation of what embodies civil engineering, such as landscapes, structure, buildings or people.

Images must be sent in digital format to rebecca.lloyd@ice.org.uk no later than Friday 10 April 2015.

Please remember to include your name, contact details, details about the picture, type of camera and, if appropriate, settings used.

Follow ICEWESTMIDLANDSREGION on Instagram and tag your photos with #thisiscivilengineeringWM.

Previous winner

Winner to be announced in April 2015.


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