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The ICE HKA has recently introduced two new initiatives to promote knowledge exchange. They are Technical Report Prize and ICE HKA sponsorship for attending international or regional conferences.

Recognising individual achievement

Our Hong Kong branch organises and supports awards which showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members.

Technical Report Prize

Technical Report Prize

This Prize is awarded to members who prepare reports of a high standard on a designated technical meeting, conference/seminar, breakfast forum, or site visit organised by the ICE HKA.

Student and graduate members as well as other members who attained their professional status within five years before the event are eligible to enter.

Winners will be given a book prize of HK$500, or granted free attendance at the ICE HKA Annual Conference or Annual Dinner.

More information

For more information, please refer to the Technical Report Prize Rules.

Conference Sponsorship

Conference Sponsorship

The establishment of the ICE HKA sponsorship for members who attend international or regional conferences on topics within the realm of civil engineering. The purpose of the sponsorship is to encourage Hong Kong-based ICE members to participate in these events in order to broaden their knowledge and learn from experience in local or overseas projects.

Student and graduate members as well as other members who attained their professional status within five years before the event are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be awarded up to 100% of the cost of conference attendance, excluding travel and accommodation expenses.

More information

Please refer to the Information Pack for more details.

Entry form

Download the ICE HKA Conference Sponsorship application form.

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Hong Kong Association Graduates and Students Emerging Engineers Award promotes and awards excellence in communication of civil engineering ideas, research and best practice on projects and design.

Applicants compete for prizes in the Hong Kong regional final and winner may be shortlisted for the Emerging Engineers global final in the UK for a cash prize and medal.

The competition is open to all graduate and student members of ICE resident in Hong Kong.

Conditions of entry

  1. Author must be a current graduate or student member of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the time of entering the Award.
  2. Papers are to be written by one author only.
  3. Papers must follow the Rules of Paper Submission.
  4. Authors are permitted to enter Emerging Engineers Award in consecutive years but not with the same paper.
  5. Disciplines for papers include:
    • Structural and mechanics
    • Geotechnical
    • Environmental, hydraulics and hydrology
    • Highways, railways and transportation

Submitting your entry

The submission period for entries opens on 3 October 2016 and closes on 6 January 2017

Papers must be submitted electronically in A4 pdf format together with a scanned copy of the signed entry form to gs@icehk.org.hk using the subject line ICE HKA G&S Emerging Engineers Award

Download entry form

Regional final and awards

Shortlisted candidates will be allocated a total time of 20 minutes; 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. The presentation will emphasise the key features and approaches to your topic.

Prizes include:

  • Winner - Certificate and cash prize of HK$2,000
  • First Runner up - Certificate and cash prize of HK$1,500
  • Second runner up - Certificate and cash prize of HK$1,000
  • Shortlisted - Certificate

Further information

For further information, we have prepared a fact sheet explaining the award. Alternatively you can contact Ms Elaine Lam on:

t: +852 6081 4511
e: gs@icehk.org.hk

Download fact sheet

Global competition

The Emerging Engineers Award culminates in a national competition. 3 winners from across the UK are selected to take part in the final, held at our headquarters in London.

The selected finalists each present their papers, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize and the prestigious Institution Medal.

Find out more about the final

Communications Competition

Graduate and Student Communications Competition

This is the second year for Communications Competition to be held in Hong Kong for young ICE members. It aims at nurturing the young members by developing their skills and techniques for public consultation and preparing them to excel in this increasingly demanding society.

Teams choose from a selection of engineering scenarios and then:

  • Prepare a consultation strategy paper
  • Produce a public information leaflet
  • Prepare an executive summary document
  • Give a 30-minute presentation to an audience (including the judges) and answer questions in 'mock' public consultation

You can find out more in the Information Package.

Application deadline: 5 December 2016 (Monday)
Submission Deadline of printed deliverable: 26 January 2017 (Thursday)
Final Competition (Mock public consultation meeting): 11 February 2017 (Saturday)

Register for the Communications Competition 2016/17


  • Champion – Certificates and cash prize of HK$2,500.00
  • First runner-up – Certificates and cash prize of HK$1,500.00
  • Second runner-up –Certificates and cash prize of HK$1,000.00
  • Best Presenter – Certificate and cash prize of HK$500.00

*You may register online for student membership for free and graduate membership. Application to the competition is valid as long as the membership registration is submitted on or before 26 January 2017. Should you have any enquiry on membership, please feel free to contact Regional support team on +852 3153 4181 or at membership@icehk.org.hk for assistance.

**In case of overwhelming response, shortlisting mechanism will be introduced and notified to successful applicants.

Please feel free to contact Miss Elaine Lam (on +852 6081 4511) or Mr Anthony Leung (on +852 9615 2285) or via email at gs@icehk.org.hk for any enquiry. ICE HKA G&S reserves all rights of the competition except the result of judgement.


Graduate & Student Model Building Competition

Graduate & Student Model Building Competition

Model Building Competition is an annual competition for undergraduates in all academic institutes that provide civil engineering and related programmes.

The main objective of this competition is to encourage students to utilise their engineering knowledge from books and lectures to design and build a small civil engineering model. Students will be recognised for their ability to apply knowledge into practical use with creativity. The competition also allows student to polish their presentation skills as they will be given a chance to present their engineering justification of the built model.

The theme of the Competition this year is tower crane.

Conditions of Entry

  • Teams must comprise of full time undergraduate students.
  • Four to six members are allowed in one team.
  • All team members must be student members of Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • Contestants are allowed to join the competition in consecutive years.
  • If there are more than EIGHT teams successfully registered to the Competition, contestants will be selected by lucky draw.
  • A refundable deposit of $100 per team will be collected as a part of registration. This deposit will be refunded if the team is not selected to the competition.

Competition Format

The project specifications, rules and judging criteria will be made available after event registration. The Competition consists of three parts: Model building, Testing and Presentation.

Model Building: Teams are given strictly THREE hours to complete a model according to specifications of the Competition with materials and tools provided by the organising committee only. Penalties apply if overtime is observed.

Testing: The model will be tested based on the project specifications. The assessment of the structural performance includes both physical properties (i.e. dimensions, self-weight) and structural integrity/efficiency (i.e. performance on loadings). All tests will be performed by helpers under the witness of judges.

Presentation: Teams are given five minutes to illustrate their engineering justification of the model in English. Penalties apply if overtime is observed.


The cash prize will be awarded to

  • Winner Team: HKD2500 and Certificates
  • First Runner-up Team: HKD1500 and Certificates
  • Second Runner-up Team: HKD500 and Certificates
  • Best Presentation Team: HKD500 and Certificates

Prize and certificates for winner, first runner-up team, second runner-up and best presentation teams will be presented in G&S Annual General Meeting

For more information, please contact:

Mr Howard Kwok
t: +852 6373 2539
e: gs@icehk.org.hk

ICE HKA G&S reserves all rights of the competition except the result of judgement.

Key dates & Apply

Application Deadline: 7 January 2017 (Saturday)

Date of Competition: 21 January 2017 (Saturday)

Apply today

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