Skip to content
Search
ICE South West

Awards

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.

Recognising individual achievement

Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession. We're committed to recognising the achievements of early career engineers and nurturing the industry's rising stars and future leaders.

Open for entries

This award acknowledges the commitment and achievements of talented apprentices in the built environment and is open to all individuals studying a civil engineering apprenticeship.

The judges are looking for entries which clearly demonstrate how the nominated individual has:

  • Made a positive impact on the profession.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism in their employment and voluntary activities.
  • Promoted civil engineering to those outside the profession.
  • Sought to develop a culture of fairness and inclusion, ensuring all team or project members are valued.
  • Used their enthusiasm to inspire and motivate colleagues.
  • Developed innovative practices or ways of working that have had a tangible effect on the industry.

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 29 April 2022.

Download entry form

Nominate a rising star

This award recognises the emerging talent within ICE South West’s graduate membership and their overall contribution to civil engineering and the work of ICE.

The judges are looking for entries which clearly demonstrate how the nominated individual has:

  • Made a positive impact on the profession.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism in their employment and voluntary activities.
  • Promoted civil engineering to those outside the profession.
  • Sought to develop a culture of fairness and inclusion, ensuring all team or project members are valued.
  • Used their enthusiasm to inspire and motivate colleagues.
  • Developed innovative practices or ways of working that have had a tangible effect on the industry.

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 29 April 2022.

Download entry form

First prize

Ana Vega Kurson, a civil structural engineer at Arup in Bristol, is the winner of the South West heat of the ICE Emerging Engineers Award 2021.

Her paper, ‘Using data-driven fatigue assessments to justify maximising the energy production of offshore wind farms’ presents a methodology that can be used to calculate the fatigue life of wind turbine foundations across a wind farm.

The judging panel, who were faced with a record number of entries this year, selected Ana’s paper after hearing a compelling presentation of her research at the regional final on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Ana Vega Kurson
Ana Vega Kurson

Ana said: “Sustainability must be central to our work as civil engineers. Part of reaching net zero carbon requires using our limited resources and existing infrastructure as efficiently as possible. My paper explores how this can be achieved in the context of offshore wind, which will play a critical role in the UK’s renewable energy ambitions.

“The ICE Emerging Engineers Award provides a great platform to share and discuss my work with the industry. Presenting to a professional audience also creates an opportunity to be challenged and gain further insights from colleagues in different fields.”

Runners-up

Two student members at the University of Bristol were selected as runners-up for the South West region.

Amy Botham came second with a paper entitled, ‘Modelling of new prototype unreinforced masonry schools in Malawi’. Third place went to Jamie Crispen for his work, ‘Winkler model for axial deformation of compressible piles due to tunnelling.’

This award honours the individual who has inspired the next generation of civil engineers in the most innovative and engaging way.

Using their enthusiasm and communication skills they spread the message about what a great career civil engineering is to young people who otherwise wouldn’t have thought of this career.

This may be through social media, blogs, vlogs, photography, storytelling, the arts or through activities with schools, charities or other organisations.

Former STEM Ambassador Award recipient, Lizzie Rees, who works as an Assistant Engineer for WSP, is appealing to STEM volunteers to apply.

She said: “Winning the STEM Ambassador of the Year 2021 for the South West was a real honour and I’m so happy I was able to represent the brilliant STEM work throughout our region. I was very proud of how we could adapt to an online world and still engage and interact with students and people interested in pursuing civil engineering.”

Entries are open to all ICE members who are registered as a STEM Learning Ambassador and living, working or studying in the ICE South West region.

The winner will receive £100 GBP. The deadline to apply has now passed.

For further information, please email: [email protected].

STEM Ambassador of the Year 2020

Sandhya Sreekumar STEM Ambassador of the Year 2020

Sandhya Sreekumar, a design engineer with Tony Gee and Partners, was been named STEM Ambassador of the Year 2020 by ICE South West.

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.