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Crossrail project manager with colleagues in Crossrail tunnels - photo courtesy of Crossrail

ICE London works to promote and celebrate the outstanding work of members. It organises awards to recognise exceptional projects, teamwork and individual excellence.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Walton bridge - the arch being lifted into place

ICE London civil engineering awards

The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards recognises excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice within London. The award recognises construction projects and promotes excellence in the engineering profession.

Find out more about the ICE London awards

Recognising individual achievement

ICE London organises and supports awards which showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members from across the region.

Communications competition

Communications competition

The ICE Communications Competition is open to teams ICE graduate or student members, who have no more than seven years' industry experience.

If you're working towards technician membership you can also enter the competition, provided you have no more than ten years' industry experience.

The competition gives young engineers the opportunity to develop their communications skills. It involves a role-play public consultation based around mock engineering scheme proposals. It also helps members working towards their professional qualification as it provides opportunities to add to their CPD and IPD.

Teams choose from a selection of engineering scenarios and then:

  • Prepare a short consultation strategy paper
  • Produce a public information leaflet
  • Give a 20-minute presentation to an audience (including the judges) and answer questions in 'mock' public consultation

You can find out more on the main Communications Competition page. It's important to apply early as entry is on a first-come-first-served basis and only five teams can complete.

Entry forms for the 2016 regional heats will be available from the ICE London Regional Support Team.

Meet our most recent winners

The winning team from London, 2015
Our most recent winning team

The recent winners of the Communication Competition were:

Ana Walpole, Mimai Solomon, Andrew Fleming, Christine Chu and Walid Abdalla

Meet a former winner

ICE London team meet former president Geoff French
2014 winners meet then ICE president Geoff French

A team from Transport for London, representing ICE London, won the 2014 Communications Competition with their presentation on the East End tube extension scheme. Chair of the judging panel, Past President, Geoff French, said: "The TfL team particularly impressed me with their ability to communicate the scheme and its impact in a way that would be understood by the public."

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

This competition, formerly known as the Papers Competition, is held every year to promote and reward excellent communication of civil engineering issues and ideas.

Graduate and student members can submit papers on any areas of engineering design, research or practice. Entries can be adapted from undergraduate research papers, university projects, professional development or professional review reports. It's preferable, but not compulsory, for entries to be based on the applicant's own work.

The competition is open to all graduate and student members of ICE who live, work or study in the London region.

Presentation evening

Finalists will give a 10-minute presentation on their subject before a panel of judges. The entries are judged on their subject, argument, style and presentation skill.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, and the overall regional winner will be considered for a place in the national final.


  • Develop your self-marketing skills and confidence in public speaking
  • Improve your written and verbal skills t get ready for interviews or your professional review
  • Opportunities to add to your CPD records
  • Winning looks great on your CV
  • Share experiences and network
  • Prizes - £250 for first place, £150 for second, and £100 for third

The regional winner may be shortlisted for the 2015 national final where a top prize of £1,500 and an Institution Medal can be won.

National 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

Further your civil engineering career

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