What is Civil Engineering Photo Competition

We want to know which civil engineering project means the most to you! Take a snap that you think captures the wonderful world of civil engineering and upload it below to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

The competition is part of #EngineeringSummer, designed to showcase civil engineering projects that make a difference to communities around the world. It could be a bridge that you cross every day, a new concert hall that’s transformed the area you live in, or simply a road that’s been designed to relieve congestion in your town. If it’s had a positive effect on you, or is simply stunning to look at, we want to see it!

There are two categories, each with a different prize:

16 and under

Submit your entry to be in with a chance of winning a trip to our fantastic Water Engineering Exhibition at our HQ in London! The trip includes an activity session for you and your classmates, delivered by one of our national schools outreach team members. We’ll also reimburse up to £200 worth of travel expenses too.

If you can’t make it to London, don’t worry, we can come to your school and deliver a fun and educational activity for you and your classmates! Remember to let your parent or guardian know before you enter, as well as your school. If you’re a winner, we’ll get in touch to make all the arrangements.

17 and over

Submit your entry to be in with a chance of winning a £100 Amazon voucher.

So, follow the hashtag on Twitter and let’s celebrate the civil engineers who transform society and safeguard the future! Closing date 8 September 2019.

Upload your photos

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Terms and conditions

  1. Entry is open to members and non-members of ICE. The competition is not open to ICE staff.
  2. The subject can be any aspect of civil engineering photographed in any location (inside or outside the UK) between 00.01 on 12 August 2019 and 23.59 on 8 September 2019.
  3. Images should be a minimum of 1500 x 2000 pixels, submitted in JPG, JPEG or PNG format and named in the following way: Name of image_first name of photographer_lastname.jpg eg SevernBridge_David_Jones.jpg
  4. Images may be cropped (whilst retaining standard image dimensions) and enhanced (e.g. brightened/lightened), but the content must not be manipulated (i.e. content must not be moved/added/removed).
  5. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe has been excessively treated, altering its authenticity.
  6. The judging panel will include Simon Creer (ICE Communications Director), Tom Hampson (Visual Eye, professional photographer) and Eric Leung (ICE member, Presidents Future Leader and amateur photographer).
  7. When taking photographs on construction sites, permission must be obtained from the site owner and all Health and Safety rules must be adhered to at all times. You must ensure that all Health and Safety precautions are taken when taking photographs at any location.
  8. The photo(s) must be your own work and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
  9. The Promoter of this competition is: Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA.
  10. You must own the copyright of each picture entered and you will retain copyright, however in entering the competition you are granting ICE a royalty-free, world-wide license to publish images in print and electronic format for purposes connected with ICE and the promotion of civil engineering without acknowledgement (although a credit may be given if appropriate). No fees will be payable. ICE retains the right to pass to a 3rd party to promote civil engineering.
  11. ICE reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend the rules at any stage.
  12. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Amazon gift card in non-transferable and there is no cash equivalent.
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