Yorkshire & Humber - awards

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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!

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Civil Engineering Awards

Annual Awards

Our Civil Engineering Awards recognise excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the Yorkshire and Humber region. There are award categories for Small, Medium, and Large projects. They span all sizes and structures and celebrate projects that have a clear benefit to society.

Find out more about our annual awards

Recognising individual achievement

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

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.

  • New Ambassador Award*
    A new member of the ICE ambassador scheme who has made an impact in their first year
  • 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.

*Nominations for the two individual awards are made by the Regional Education Team.

How to enter the Company Award in 2018

Entry for the awards will open in autumn 2017.

Previous winners

New Ambassador Award

L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Nasar Adam, ICE President Tim Broyd
L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Nasar Adam, ICE President Tim Broyd

Nasar Adam GMICE
Graduate Civil Engineer, JN Bentley

Nasar has been active in careers fairs and attended a number of structured activities, including one at his old school. He has balanced this commitment to encouraging young people into engineering careers with a demanding role at JN Bentley and embarking on the route to professional membership. He is a wonderful, enthusiastic individual who has also been instrumental in recruiting more graduates to help with schools activities.

Special Recognition Award

L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Kate Watson, ICE President Tim Broyd
L-R: Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman, Kate Watson, ICE President Tim Broyd

Kate Watson CEng MICEM
Athena SWAN and Women in Engineering Project Manager, University of Sheffield

Kate has received this year's award for her ongoing support to the education team, not only in her own time, but also in promoting how ICE can support schools and events in the region. She often approaches ICE with requests to support high profile events and is a great ambassador for women in engineering. Her role now at the University of Sheffield allows us to work with the engineering department to attract more students into engineering careers. An award that only skims the contribution that she has given to ICE.

Company Award (Cable Cup)

L-R: ICE President Tim Broyd, Sarah Melville-Crowe and Chris Ruta (Jacobs), Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman
L-R: ICE President Tim Broyd, Sarah Melville-Crowe and Chris Ruta (Jacobs), Yorkshire & Humber Chair Chris Digman

Winner: Jacobs

Highly Commended: Network Rail

Commended: A-One+ and TSP

Communications Competition

Communications Competition

The Communications Competition is a team contest open to graduate and student members of ICE and is an opportunity for you to test your communication skills in front of an audience.

The competition has three rounds - regional heats, semi-finals and a national final. Full details of the competition rules, requirements and scenarios can be found on the Communications Competition webpage.

Entry for the 2017 regional competition is now closed.

Previous winner

Graduate team from Mott MacDonald
Graduate team from TSP

The judges selected the team from TSP in York as 2017's winners. ICE graduate members Foysel Ahmed Ali, James Foreman, Penny Gilg and Joe Stafford chose scenario: 'Springfield Level Crossing Closure' and created a consultation strategy and public information leaflet to assist with their presentation. They receive £250 and will go on to the national semi-finals.

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award, formerly known as the Papers Competition, is an opportunity to develop key writing, presentation and debating skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development (CPD) record.

The Yorkshire and Humber regional heat is open to all current ICE graduate and student members who live, work or study in the region.

The judges will select from the entries submitted and finalists will be invited to submit their full paper and to present it at the regional final.

Entry for the 2017 regional competition is now closed. For more information on the award and how you can enter next time, please visit the Emerging Engineers page.

Previous winner

James Green (Hydrotec Consultants Ltd) for 'Design refinement of a typical pumping station through physical modelling'.

Second place:
Kimberley Middleton (Story Contracting Ltd) for 'Eden Brow railway landslip: reopening the Settle to Carlisle line in time for the Flying Scotsman'.

Third place:
Elaine Robinson (Arup) for 'Surface water drainage design at a coastal location - a case study'.

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

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 five 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 three professional engineers will judge the competition.

Cash prizes are on offer and entry into the competition will also count towards CPD training days.

The winner will also be encouraged to use their presentation to produce a technical paper for entry into the British Geotechnical Association National Cooling Prize Competition and, if appropriate, the Engineering Group of the Geological Society Glossop Award.

To enter you need to submit a short synopsis of your proposed presentation. Entry will open in autumn 2017.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact John Judge at: john.judge@longssteel.com.

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'.

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