Celebrating ICE’s 65th Emerging Engineer Award

The competition to find the top Student and Graduate papers was first introduced in 1951 as the Institution Medal and Local Associations competition and until recently was called the Graduate and Student Papers competition.

Winner Paul Chambers (second from right) after this year’s award final.
Winner Paul Chambers (second from right) after this year’s award final.

The Emerging Engineer Award has continued to provide excellent opportunities for student members in their final year of university, to practice their paper writing skills and have their work challenged by experienced members of the industry. Previous winners stated that this competition is great experience for presenting engineering ideas in the workplace or at university and is ideal practice if you are sitting the Professional Review.

2015 winner, Paul Chambers, who recently won the final with his paper on 'Investigation and Analysis of Temporary Propping at Crossrail Paddington Station', impressed, chair of the judging panel, Wei Liu, by "taking a subject considered to be a dry and technical and making it interesting, relevant and enjoyable".

The 2016 judging panel are looking for more innovative civil engineering papers that have the potential to arouse interest and debate. The subject needs to create opportunities to further engineering research studies and address sustainability and health and safety issues.

If you think you have what it takes to secure the 2016 Emerging Engineer title, complete the entry form and send to awards@ice.org.uk along with your paper. Alternatively, send directly to your ICE regional representative in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire & Humber, South West, East of England, North West, West Midlands, North East, London & South East or Wales.

(Please note: submission deadlines vary in each region – please contact your regional support team for more details)

By entering this competition, you get the chance of winning prize money both in the local competition and at the main final – with £1,500 and the Institution Medal for the overall winner - not to mention recognition for your work and something great to put on your CV!

Find out more about the 2016 Emerging Engineers Award