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The Renee Redfern Hunt Prize

This prize is awarded for the best written exercise produced during the Chartered or Member Professional Review session.

Who was Renee Redfern Hunt?

Miss Renee Redfern Hunt MBE was a devoted Examinations Officer at ICE from 1945 – when professional interviews were introduced – until her death in 1981. The award was created in her memory.

Can I be nominated?

Yes. If you have passed your Chartered or Member Professional Review. To be nominated, candidates must have a well-structured argument in their written exercises. They also need a high-standard of clear, concise written English. Nominations are made by reviewers from each review session.


The winner is awarded £100 and presented with a certificate at the ICE Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominees' names are published in the NCE/NCEI magazines and on the ICE website. The winner also gets the opportunity to have their work published in an ICE journal.

The 2020 Renee Redfern Hunt Prize was won by Christopher Short, for his written exercise of "Drawing on your experience in the delivery of the "Global Clinic", discuss how civil engineers, through their application of leadership, judgement and technical skills, could promote design and construction of affordable healthcare facilities in developing countries.”

  • Autumn 2020 - Samuel James Henry Wood
  • Spring 2020 - Christopher Short
  • Autumn 2019 - Tina Gunnarsson
  • Spring 2019 - No winner
  • Autumn 2018 - Alice Elizabeth Ridgway
  • Spring 2018 – Liam Barnett
  • Autumn 2017 – Edward Barnard
  • Spring 2017 – Yin Shan Ho

Got a question about our awards or competitions?

If you have any questions or are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the Awards Co-ordinator using the link below.