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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

2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges
2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges

ICE Yorkshire & Humber team from Mott MacDonald won the 2016 Graduate and Student Communications Competition with their presentation on the Ballygrand City Arterial Route Upgrade. The chair of the judging panel, ICE Vice President, Zara Lamont, said: “It was a close call between the teams and the deciding factor came down to how well the teams answered the questions from the audience. ICE Yorkshire and Humber team did exceptionally well and answered all the questions in an empathic and professional way.”

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



Are you a civil engineer with a passion for what you do? Have you worked on an exciting project that you're bursting to tell someone about? Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge to a wider audience?

If so, then make sure you apply for Pitch180, ICE London's new competition to find the person who can best demonstrate a civil engineering related concept or project in a 180 second – or 3 minute – video. Applicants are invited to make their entries as weird and wonderful as possible using anything at your disposal to explain your chosen idea. Applicants are invited to make their entries as engaging and dynamic as possible and the use of props is highly encouraged.

To apply, you need to fill in the form attached and send a short 1 minute video summary of your concept or project. Entries will then be shortlisted and those that go through will then be asked to make their full 180 second presentation at a lavish finale at One Great George Street, with the winner being decided by a panel of high profile judges. The audience will be made up of over 200 members of the public.


The judging panel will be looking for the best presentation of a technical idea to a non-specialist audience.

The winner will become ICE London's Public Ambassador, the face of ICE London's public engagement programme. He or she will have the opportunity to speak at public event such as the upcoming EngFest at One Great George Street and the annual ICE boat tour of the River Thames.

This competition is open to all ICE members, whatever your membership grade - from students and graduates to chartered members and fellows.

What do I need to do?

Applying for this competition is simple and easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Fill in the form below and send us a 60 second video via email, Wetransfer or Dropbox. presenting your idea, concept or project. The closing date for applications is Friday 9 December 2016.
  2. Videos will then be judged and shortlisted. Entrants will be notified as to whether they have been shortlisted by Tuesday 20 December 2016.
  3. Those that are shortlisted will be invited to make a longer 180 second presentation at the Pitch180 Finale at One Great George Street on 23 January 2017 where a panel of high profile judges will choose the final winner.
  4. The final winner will become ICE London's Public Ambassador.

How will the videos be judged?

Videos will be shortlisted based on how interesting, novel and clear they are. Please be aware, the first 60 second video can be used to explain what you would do in the longer 180 second presentation, giving us an indication of what you have planned. If you require more resources for your 180 second presentation, explain in your first 60 second video what you would require.

ICE London will endeavour to help with any reasonable request for resources or materials and can assist with filming for the first 60 second video – please do let us know if you required assistance. If you can't attend the finale, you can submit a 3 minute video to be judged alongside the other entrants.

The 180 second videos will be judged based on how entertaining, professional, interesting and clear they are in explaining the idea.

Download the Register your interest form

Download the Pitch180 flyer

Find out more

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