West Indies Emerging Engineers Award

Call for Papers for the West Indies Emerging Engineers Award 2016

Call for papers for the West Indies Emerging Engineers competition.
Call for papers for the West Indies Emerging Engineers competition.

The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards excellence in the originality and communication of civil engineering ideas and research. It offers ICE graduate and student members (including trainee technicians) the opportunity to submit a paper on any civil engineering related topic in the format of research, a report or essay.

Entering the Emerging Engineers Award (EEA) gives you a great chance to:

  • Promote new ideas, research and best practice to the engineering community.
  • Develop your self-marketing skills and confidence in public speaking.
  • Improve your written and verbal skills in readiness for Professional Review.
  • Demonstrate your talent to the engineering community and peers.
  • Add to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record.
  • Win cash prizes at the Regional Final and ultimately, the prestigious Global Final.

Entries should preferably be based on your own work and can be adapted from university/employment research papers, project reports, quarterly employment reports, written exercises or professional review reports.

Three finalists will compete at a reception on 22 April 2016, in the presence of Sir John Armitt, ICE President, and the ICE Representatives for the Americas, for the following prizes:

Winner - $1000, 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $250 (US Dollars)

How do I enter?

Complete the official entry form and your final paper by 28 February 2016. All entries must be submitted electronically to: iceamericascompetition2016@gmail.com

Download the flyer for more information.


  • Three finalists will be shortlisted by the 18 March 2016. Should you be successfully shortlisted you will be requested to prepare a 10 minute presentation for the Final competition to be held on the 22 April 2016 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel. You must ensure you are available to attend this final.
  • The presentations will be delivered in front of the paper review panel and an open audience. You will be allocated a total time of 20 minutes; 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Accommodation and travel costs will be reimbursed on provision of receipts.


The paper will constitute 60% of the judging process, 30% will be the final presentation and 10% based on how you communicate during panel and audience questions. Don't be intimidated - this is an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and to improve!

Conditions of Entry:

  1. You must be a current graduate or student member of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the time of entering the competition.
  2. The papers are to be written by one author only.
  3. Entrants must be a permanent resident of the West indies.
  4. Should you be successful in representation g your region at the final, no alteration to your written paper is permitted,
  5. The paper must be written in English in the third person and can be of any length up to 4000 words; this does not include appendices or footnotes. It must be submitted electronically as a single A4 pdf document (less than 10MB) with all drawings, figures and photographs incorporated into the submission. The title of the paper should be a brief and accurate representation of the subject matter.
  6. Unedited published papers are permissible.
  7. You must be available to present (if successful on selection) on the evening of 22 April 2016

We look forward to receiving your application by the midnight 28 February 2016.