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Welsh civil engineering in focus as annual photo competition opens

16 May 2023

ICE Wales Cymru invites entries that capture unique civil engineering projects on construction sites and in the built environment.

Welsh civil engineering in focus as annual photo competition opens
The 2022 winning photo depicts Pont Minllyn, Pont y Ffinnant and the Minllyn A470 trunk road bridge at Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd. Image credit: Cai Newell Jones

Budding photographers have been challenged to capture and celebrate Welsh civil engineering projects on construction sites or the built environment.

The yearly photo competition, organised by ICE Wales Cymru, encourages ICE members and the public to photograph interesting or unique buildings, bridges, construction sites and projects.

In keeping with the institution’s focus on working towards net zero carbon, a new category has been introduced in the competition: projects that were restored, reused, or recycled in their creation.

Judges have been nominated to browse through entries which last year hit an all-time high.

Among them is head judge, Adam Johnson, principal engineer at Mott MacDonald, who noted the “extremely good” standard and variety of photographs received last year.

“This competition provides a unique window on civil engineering in all its forms in Wales and much is expected from entrants in 2023!” Johnson said.

How to enter

Entry is free, with top prizes of £100 on offer for the best photos.

Competitors are advised to start planning early to get that winning shot.

Creative compositions of places discovered on the photographer’s travels are also welcome.

Submissions should be sent with the entrant's name, contact details and a title for the photo to [email protected]. Multiple entries are allowed.

The deadline for entries is Friday 8 September 2023.

Mott MacDonald joins AECOM and Arup as sponsors of this event.

Find out more

  • Belinda Thomas, communications lead at ICE Wales Cymru