The beauty of civil engineering Photo Competition

Beautiful bridges, stunning skylines, terrific tunnels… we want to see them all.

This summer, take a snap that you think shows the ‘beauty of civil engineering’ and upload it below to be in with a chance of winning a £100 Amazon voucher.

‘Beauty’ can refer to a structure that takes your breath away as soon as you see it, but it can also mean something less visible. Perhaps it’s an open space that’s been designed to harmoniously bring different communities together, or a bridge or building that provides an elegant solution to a persistent problem in the area.

If it’s civil engineering with an outstanding outcome – we want to see it.

How to enter

You can enter as many images as you’d like, but each image must be uploaded and submitted individually.

Please include a sentence to accompany each image to explain why you think it fits with the theme of ‘beauty of civil engineering’.

The top prize is a £100 Amazon voucher.

The competition closes on 6 September 2021.

Follow the hashtag #EngineeringSummer on Twitter and let’s celebrate how civil engineering can be pleasing to the eye and contribute to the heart of society.

Upload your photos

Your photo file must be JPG, JPEG or PNG format. The maximum file size for your image is 10 MB.

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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 04 August 2021 and 23.59 on 06 September 2021.
  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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