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Annual Awards

The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards showcase the collective and individual achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards

The ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards 2024 are now open for entries. These annual awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.

Individual Awards

To enter the Individual Awards, apply by Friday 15 December 2023

Project categories
  1. Centenary Award: for projects £5m and over
  2. Smeaton Award: for projects £5m and under
  3. Sir John Fowler Award: for studies and research
  4. Net Zero Award: for projects, studies and research
How to enter

Please read our entry information pack for full information about award criteria and rules of entry. This will be used by the judges to assess each submission.

Enter now

Please complete the online entry form by 17:00 on Friday 15 December 2023.

Entry fee

Standard entry fee for completed entries to be received by the closing date of Friday 15 December 2023 (by 17:00), is £200.00 (excl. VAT). We will need confirmation of payment before we submit your application to the judges.

Pay for your awards

Awards ceremony

The winners of our annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards 2024 will be announced at our gala dinner and awards evening on Thursday 08 February 2024 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. 

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Key dates

  • Awards open - Monday 23 October 2023
  • Judging and interviews - 08 - 12 January 2024
  • Awards ceremony - Thursday 08 February 2024


Sponsoring the awards is a great opportunity for you to directly reach our key civil engineering audiences. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the team for more information at [email protected].

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

Charity partner

This year, the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Gala Dinner and Awards is partnering with Bowel Cancer UK and raising money to save and improve the lives of those affected by bowel cancer. We are fundraising both at the event and before via our JustGiving page.

Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK

We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

2023 award winners

See who won which award from the 2023 Gala Dinner and Awards.

Sir John Fowler Award - studies and research

Hull Blue Green Plan

The Sir John Fowler Award went to the Hull Blue Green Plan, delivered by Living with Water, Stantec, Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency, and the University of Hull.

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Centenary Award - over £5million

East Leeds Orbital Route

The scheme consists of 6.8km of new dual carriageway, five new roundabout junctions and six bridges.

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Smeaton Award - under £5million

Forge Island Canal Barrier

The Smeaton Award went to Forge Island Canal Barrier, Rotherham.

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Net Zero Award - projects, studies and research

Embsay Water Treatment Works (WTW) Water Quality Investigation

The Embsay Water Treatment Works (WTW) Water Quality Investigation delivered by Mott MacDonald Bentley and Yorkshire Water Services took home the Net Zero Award.

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ICE President's Special Recognition Award

Hugh Allan, FICE

Hugh has been a valued member of the Yorkshire and Humber region for over 50 years. He is also a Fellow of the ICE. Hugh has led the YH committee as chair, and more recently the active Retired Group in Yorkshire and Humber.

ICE President's Special Recognition Award

Ashley Best

Ashley Best has led and coordinated the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Events programme, for 2years following the pandemic, contributing to Dial 2 of the Business Objectives. Through his involvement the Yorkshire and Humber region has delivered around 60 online events with over 4,300 attendees.

ICE President's Special Recognition Award

Abi Morgan

Abi is our current Early Career Network Chair for Yorkshire and Humber (ECN YH). Abi has led ECN YH for the last 9 months on her own, having previously held the position as co-chair. Abi is an asset to the ECN YH group and has demonstrated that she can lead by example.