Winner of 2016 Graduate and Student Communications Competition

A team from Mott MacDonald representing ICE Yorkshire and Humber has won this year’s competition at ICE headquarters in London on Wednesday 21 September 2016

(L to R, front row, judges) Katherine Smale, Tony Barber, Zara Lamont (Back row, winning team) Claire Deakin, Michael McAree, Ali Courtney, Greg Courtney, Sandeep Patel.
(L to R, front row, judges) Katherine Smale, Tony Barber, Zara Lamont (Back row, winning team) Claire Deakin, Michael McAree, Ali Courtney, Greg Courtney, Sandeep Patel.

This team-based competition promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members. Competitors need to use all their engineering and inter-personal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation. This is based on an imaginary civil engineering project which will affect a local community.

The judges were impressed with all teams' delivery of their community presentation and interaction with the audience. However it was the Yorkshire and Humber team's exceptional delivery and enthusiastic interaction with the fictional public audience that won the judges' votes.

Second place went to ICE Wales Cymru's team from Mott MacDonald and Transport for London team representing ICE London won the third place.

"We were impressed with the quality of all the presentations and the clever use of 3D modelling to convey the teams' proposed solution", said Zara Lamont, one of the judges of the final.

"It was a close call between the teams and the deciding factor came down to how well the teams answered the questions from the audience. ICE Yorkshire and Humber team did exceptionally well and answered all the questions in an empathic and professional way."

Zara, ICE Vice President;Tony Barber, ICE Fellow; and Katherine Smale, a technical reporter from NCE; were the judging panel of the evening.

The 2017 competition will reopen in the New Year and information for next year's competition will be available later this year.

The runner-up: Mott MacDonald team representing ICE Wales Cymru
The runner-up: Mott MacDonald team representing ICE Wales Cymru
Third place: Transport for London team representing ICE London
Third place: Transport for London team representing ICE London
 
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