West Midlands - awards

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ICE West Midlands organises a number of competitions and awards to celebrate the achievements of civil engineers and recognise outstanding work in the region.

Find out more about the regional awards and competitions.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Annual Awards

Annual Awards

If you've worked on a project to be proud of, or are part of an outstanding team, make sure you enter the ICE West Midlands Annual Awards 2016 - the showcase for civil engineering excellence in the region.

Entry deadline 25 March 2016.

Download the entry form

Download the Award pack

Recognising individual achievement

ICE West Midlands recognises high-achieving technicians every year by presenting a Technician Award to those nominated by their colleges or universities.

Best Technician Student award

Best Technician Student award

Each year, colleges and universities in the West Midlands are asked to nominate a student who has performed at an outstanding level whilst studying for a National Certificate or Diploma, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma, Higher National Certificate or Diploma, or Foundation Degree.


Communications Competition

Communications Competition

The Communications Competition is open to graduate and student members of ICE and is an opportunity for them to test their communication skills in front of an audience.

The next regional competition will take place in March 2017 and entry forms will be available from the RST.

Find out more about the competition

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

The next regional competition will take place in March 2017.

Key dates:

  • Submission of 400 words synopsis - 17th February 2017
  • Short listing candidates - 24th February 2017
  • Submission of max 4000 words papers to judges - 17th March 2017
  • 10 minute presentation of papers and regional heat – Date TBC (end of March)

For further information contact ICE West Midlands Graduates and Students Chair, Ortega Martinez, Angel at: angel.ortegaMartinez@wspgroup.com.

Previous winner

2016 Award winners
2016 Emerging Engineers winners

Winner of the emerging engineers competition for 2016 was Connah Jones for his paper entitled:

"Investigating the strengthening of concrete T-beams in shear with embedded Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymer bars"

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

This is civil engineering photography competition

This is civil engineering photography comptetition

Are you a keen photographer? Do you have an artistic side?

If so, it would be great to see your creative vision of civil engineering in the West Midlands.

This isn't a competition about photography skills. ICE West Midlands is simply looking for images that raise the profile of the profession and help the public understand civil engineering.

The winner will receive two tickets for the ICE West Midlands Annual Awards on 21 May 2015.

How to enter:

Submit up to three images taken in the ICE West Midlands region - Birmingham, Shropshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcester, and Staffordshire.

The judges are looking for your own interpretation of what embodies civil engineering, such as landscapes, structure, buildings or people.

Images must be sent in digital format to rebecca.lloyd@ice.org.uk no later than Friday 10 April 2015.

Please remember to include your name, contact details, details about the picture, type of camera and, if appropriate, settings used.

Follow ICEWESTMIDLANDSREGION on Instagram and tag your photos with #thisiscivilengineeringWM.

Previous winner

Winner to be announced in April 2015.


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