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Emerging Engineers Award 2020 opens for entries in South East

11 October 2019

ICE Kent and East Sussex are calling for papers on any civil engineering-related topic to be entered into the annual competition.

Emerging Engineers Award 2020 opens for entries in South East

ICE student, graduate and trainee technician members in the South East of England are being called to submit papers on any civil engineering related topic into this year's Emerging Engineers competition.

The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards outstanding communication of civil engineering ideas and research.

The submitted paper can be in the form of research, a report, or an essay.

Why enter?

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.

The submissions should consist of an initial single A4-page synopsis (approximately 400 words) which, if shortlisted, should be developed further into a final submission of no more than 4,000 words.

Three synopses will be shortlisted from all entries received and chosen candidates will be required to write their full papers for presentation on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The winner will receive £150, the runner-up £75, and third place £25.

The winner will then go head-to-head with winners from other South East England branches.

The successful regional candidate’s paper will be considered for the national final at ICE's headquarters, One Great George Street, later in 2020, where the prestigious Institution Medal and further cash prizes can be won.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of synopses: Friday, 25 October 2019 (send to [email protected])

Shortlisting notification: Friday, 1 November 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers: Friday, 22 November 2019

Competition: Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Entrants can download an entry form, and also an example of a full paper from 2018 to give an idea of what’s required.

Synopses should be sent to [email protected].

  • Anne Qualters, Regional Coordinator Institution of Civil Engineers