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Promoting the success of civil engineers and projects in Yorkshire and Humber is important. It helps to raise the profile of civil engineers and the profession across the region. So, tell us who or what has made you proud!

Watch the highlights of the past year in our new video!

Y&H highlights video

The ICE Yorkshire and Humber’s 2019-20 highlights video is now available to watch!

This video, introduced by Anneke Kellond-Hallsworth, Regional Chair 2019-2020, presents the achievements of the Yorkshire and Humber region over the last 12 months.

Watch the highlights video

Recognising individual achievement

Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession.

Pitch 200

Graduate engineer nets Pitch 200 title with fishy video

Verena Fernandes representing South East England netted the most votes to win this year’s ICE Pitch 200 after explaining the consequences of dams on salmon migration and possible solutions in just 200 seconds!

More than 3,400 people voted as part of the unique competition that challenges ICE members to use their creativity and communication skills to explain a civil engineering concept or project in an accessible and entertaining self-filmed video.

Vivek Jhaveri representing the Middle East region came second with a pitch video on the use of 3D printed concrete in construction, while third place went to Scotland’s Lauryn Steel for a video on bridge types.

Watch all the videos

For more information about Pitch 200, please email [email protected].

Regional Education Awards

Regional Education Awards

The Regional Education Team presents three awards to individuals and companies that have made a significant contribution to the ICE ambassador scheme and helped raise the profile of civil engineering among young people.

  • STEM Ambassador Award (see below)
    A member of the ICE ambassador scheme who has made an impact
  • Special Recognition Award
    A member who has played an important role in the ambassador 'team'
  • Company Award
    Presented to an employer that has been the most effective during the previous school year in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Download the entry pack for the Company Award here

Previous winners

STEM Ambassador Award

andy magee

L-R: BBC TV presenter Marty Jopson, President Paul Sheffield, Andy Magee and ICE Yorkshire and Humber Chair Anneke Kellond-Hallsworth.

Winner: Andy Magee

Special Recognition Award

matthew brayfield

L-R: BBC TV presenter Marty Jopson, President Paul Sheffield, Matthew Brayfield and ICE Yorkshire and Humber Chair Anneke Kellond-Hallsworth.

Winner: Matthew Brayfield

Company Award

Company Award

L-R: BBC TV presenter Marty Jopson, President Paul Sheffield, Chris Dixon from Jacobs, and ICE Yorkshire and Humber Chair Anneke Kellond-Hallsworth.

Winner: Jacobs

Also shortlisted: AECOM and Stantec

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition is open to young geotechnical engineers (aged 30 or under by the end of the year of entry).

The aim of the competition is to encourage young engineers to prepare and give a technical presentation. It may be on any topic dealing with engineering behaviour of the ground, and can be based on a construction/design project or research.

The presentation doesn't have to focus on work that's completely your own, but you would need to point what part you played in the project or research.

Up to six finalists are chosen to give a 10-minute presentation, which should emphasise the geotechnical aspects of the work. There will be approximately five minutes allowed after each presentation for questions from the floor. A panel of professional engineers will judge the competition.

There are also cash prizes (kindly donated by the evening sponsors) available for competition winners. All entrants will be encouraged to produce a poster to exhibit on the evening of the final and a cash prize will be awarded to the best poster chosen by the judges.

How to enter

Submit your 100-200 word synopsis to John Judge by 18 November 2019 from which the finalists will be selected. The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (YGG) request all business leaders to encourage younger colleagues to take part in this event.

If you'd like to find out more or to submit your synposis, please contact John Judge at: [email protected].

Previous winner

Paul Shepley, University of Sheffield
Paul Shepley, University of Sheffield

Paul's winning presentation was titled: 'Pile jetting: Novel understanding through physical modelling'.

STEM Ambassador of the Year Award

stem activities

This award honours an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to civil engineering by giving his or her time, to inspire the next generation of civil engineers on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber selected Selina Rai as the 2021 STEM Ambassador of the Year, announced at the annual awards on 5 March 2021. She will now be put forward for the UK competition, the overall winner of which will be presented with their award in summer 2021.

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