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ICE North West


ICE North West works to promote and celebrate the outstanding work of members. It organises awards to recognise exceptional projects, teamwork and individual excellence.

"Civil engineers bring huge benefits to the wider community so it’s only right that we, their member body, showcase their work to a wider audience." Emma Antrobus, Director, ICE North West

Recognising individual achievement

ICE North West runs awards and competitions which celebrate achievements and develop the skills of graduate engineers in the region. Find out more about them in the sections below and how you can get involved.

Find out more about the awards and how you can enter.

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.

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

Construction Challenge

The ICE North West Graduates and Students Group runs the region's annual Construction Challenge, in Manchester and Liverpool. The competition allows students to work together, share ideas and win prizes.

Teams are challenged build a structure, while dealing with a number of variables such as shifting timescales, to reflect the reality of competitively tendered design and construction processes.

Construction Challenge is usually held in autumn so keep an eye out for entry details nearer the time.

North West Sustainability Poster Competition

The ICE North West Graduates and Students Committee has launched a new Sustainability Poster Competition.

At a time when the importance of finding sustainable solutions and reducing carbon has never been higher, the competition aims to share ideas and knowledge with peers in the industry.

We're looking for a one-page A3 poster with a maximum 500-word limit.

Entries can be adapted from university and/or employment research papers and projects, professional review reports, or professional development reports.

Entering the Sustainability Poster Competition is an opportunity to raise your profile, promote your work in this area and develop key presentation skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development records.

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.