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Communications Competition regional final, Leeds

3 March, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

Regional final for Yorkshire and Humber
Regional final for Yorkshire and Humber

About this event

Teams of regional finalists will hold a mock public consultation meeting and attempt to persuade the audience of the benefits of their scheme.

The competition promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members, and competitors need to use all their engineering and interpersonal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation. This is based on an imaginary civil engineering project which will affect a local community.

Competitors will create a professional presentation about their civil engineering scheme, and produce promotional leaflets for the project. The audience play the role of local residents, and as the engineers proposing the scheme, finalists must tell them about the benefits and persuade them to support it.

Each team has 20 minutes to present their suggested solution and 10 minutes to answer questions from judges and the audience. The presentation should include the reason for proposing the solution and how the project will be completed.

The quality of dialogue with the audience will be judged.

Teams are made up of 3-5 student or graduate ICE members with no more than seven years' industry experience each (10 years' for student technician members). The winner of the ICE Yorkshire and Humber regional final will go through to the national semi-finals, and if successful, to the national final to be held at One Great George Street in London in autumn 2016.

Full details of the competition rules, requirements and scenarios can be found on the Communications Competition webpage.

Audience members are invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions of the teams during the Q&A - gain valuable experience of what it's like to be on the other side of the table in a public consultation.