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ICE CityZen Award

The ICE CityZen competition is an easy to run, structured activity which is supported throughout by an ICE STEM Ambassador.

It takes place yearly in the autumn term and makes an ideal extra-curricular activity for students making critical decisions about their futures.

The competition is in two parts:

  1. A digital game played over 4-6 one-hour sessions
  2. A creative video project for students to pitch their idea of how civil engineering could be used to improve their local environment.

The digital CityZen game is a multi-award winning activity, having won the Gold Award for Best Learning Game at the 2023 Learning Technologies Awards and the Secondary Free Digital Content App or Open Educational Resource category in the 2024 Bett Awards!

The ICE CityZen experience gives students:

  • Skills for success, such as teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving.
  • Insight into a respected, exciting and globally vital career option.
  • More insight into STEM topics, including content relevant to the national curriculums for geography, and design technology.
  • A certificate of participation, plus great prizes.

CityZen need-to-know information

  • It’s for students aged 16-18 years old.
  • Attending full-time education in a UK school or college.
  • Teams must be registered by a teacher or school representative.
  • Terms and conditions of entry.

2022 ICE CityZen Award

Watch the winning videos from the CityZen competition in 2022 below.

CityZen resources

Find all our information guides, videos and much more to help you along.

Once you have successfully registered your school or college in the ICE CityZen Award, you’ll find the following resources will help you along the way.

2023 Award information packs

Information videos

ICE CityZen game mentoring videos

Award FAQs

If you’ve registered your school or college to take part in the ICE CityZen Summer Bootcamp (3-7 July 2023) you will need the following resources to run the programme with your students.

Information packs

ICE CityZen game bootcamp mentoring videos

ICE CityZen Summer Bootcamp terms and conditions

Got a question about the award?

Contact the ICE careers team if you have a question about the competition and we’ll be happy to help: