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ICE Engineering Summer photography competition winners announced

09 September 2020

View the winning entries in our #EngineeringSummer photo competition.

ICE Engineering Summer photography competition winners announced
This year's theme was to seek out amazing examples of civil engineering on your doorstep

Thanks to the limitations of the Covid-19 outbreak, this year’s #EngineeringSummer photo competition saw a more localised theme, with entrants being tasked with focussing on civil engineering in their local area.

Over the Summer we tasked our social media audiences with seeking out amazing examples of civil engineering on their doorstep and photographing them for submission to this year’s competition.

Not only did we ask for a photo, but we also wanted to understand what integral role each civil engineering project played in the entrant’s community.

The #EngineeringSummer photo competition is designed to showcase civil engineering projects that make a difference to communities around the world and it certainly delivered.

Judging panel member, Wendy Blundell (Director of UK Regions) said ‘it was terrific to view a wide range of images which captured the essence of how civil engineering projects transforms all our lives from connecting communities , protecting us from flooding and maintaining our clean water supply.’

The competition is split into two categories, an 11-17 age group and an over 18s group.

View the winning entries below!

11-17 age category: The winner is John Curran

John Curran entry
John Curran entry

John’s winning entry depicts an excavator being relocated using the current tallest freestanding tower crane in the UK, demonstrating a plant, the equipment and the methods used during construction. Congratulations to John!

Over-18s category: The winner is Craig Searle

Craig Searle entry
Craig Searle entry

Craig’s winning submission depicts the Adur Ferry Bridge which was opened in 2013, replacing an older bridge which had life-expired, connecting the centre of Shoreham-by-Sea with Shoreham beach. The new bridge has been designed to entertain cyclists and pedestrians. The crucial link has opened up connectivity between the Beach and town centre.

The judging panel particularly liked the fact that Craig offered insight into his personal connection to the bridge, saying ‘for me, it means I have a safer, quicker and more pleasant journey on my bike as I ride between home and the Fort located on the beach, which I volunteer my time to help maintain and restore.’

Our second judging panel member, Tom Hampson (Photographer at Visual Eye), described Craig’s entry as ‘a stunning image which nailed the brief, showing how connectivity between people and their environment is an integral part of what civil engineering is all about.’

When speaking about the competition as a whole, our third and final judging panel member Simon Barney (Lead Communications Manager). “The volume of photos we received was fantastic and showed a real breadth of diversity. But the thread which unites all of them is how civil engineering improves people's lives. Congratulations to the winners”.

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  • Amy Bigmore, digital and social media manager at Institution of Civil Engineers