South Branch call for entries for 2018 Emerging Engineers’ Award

Student, graduate and trainee technician members are invited to submit a paper in the format of research, a report or an essay. Cash prizes are on offer.

Last years winner of the Emerging Engineers award competition
Last years winner of the Emerging Engineers award competition

The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards excellence in the originality and communication of civil engineering ideas and research.

Student, graduate and trainee technician members of the ICE will have the opportunity to submit a paper on a civil engineering topic in the format of research, report or an essay.

Entering the Emerging Engineers Award (EEA) allows applicants to:

  • Showcase talent in the wider engineering community
  • Develop skills and confidence in public speaking
  • Improve written and verbal skills in preparation for professional review
  • Promote their employer or university's name

Entries should be based on an applicant's own work and can be adapted from university projects, quarterly employment reports or professional review reports.

Entries consist of an initial single A4 page synopsis (approximately 400 words) which, if shortlisted, should be developed further into a final submission up to 4,000 words.

The regional final will take place at the University of Portsmouth on 7 March 2018.

The Dr Mike Cooper Memorial Award will be presented to the winning submission along with £150 prize money, with a further £75 and £25 awarded for second and third places respectively. The prize fund has been generously donated on Mike's behalf by his family, friends and colleagues.

The regional winner will be shortlisted for the 2018 Emerging Engineers Global Final, where the prestigious Institution Medal and further cash prizes can be won.

Application details

Submission date for application form and synopsis: 28 November 2017.
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Finalists notified by: 10 January 2018
For further details, please visit or download the flyer.

This competition is open to any Graduate or Student ICE Members who live, work or study in the South Branch region.