Awards, competitions and scholarships

We present a number of awards which recognise outstanding Professional Review performance, civil engineering work and service to ICE. We also give a range of scholarships which help civil engineers develop and get more experience.

Find out what awards and scholarships are available, and where you can get more information.

Awards and competitions

Award What's it about? Which grade of member is it for? Contact
James Rennie Medal Awarded to the best Chartered Professional Review candidate in the year before the medal is awarded. CEng MICE
Jean Venables Medal Awarded to the best Technician Professional Review candidate in the year before the medal is awarded. EngTech MICE
Tony Chapman Medal Awarded to the best Member Professional Review candidate in the year before the medal is awarded. IEng MICE
Renee Redfern Hunt Prize Recognises candidates who've excelled in their Professional Review written exercise. IEng/CEng MICE
Karen Burt Award Awarded by the Women's Engineering Society to a high-calibre newly chartered female engineer, applied scientist or IT professional. CEng MICE - female only
Student Prize An annual award of £250, which is given to a student who's judged to have performed best in the last two years of their JBM-accredited degree course. Students
Emerging Engineers Award Gives young engineers the opportunity to present research and innovative work on any area of engineering design, research or practice. Graduate and student members
Graduate and Student Communications Competition This team competition promotes the importance of communication. Entrants need to win over a panel of judges and an audience with a public presentation. Graduate and student members
Communications Competition (contact your Regional Support Team) Regional heats are held across the UK, with three winners selected to attend the final in London. Graduates and students
Gold Medal Awarded to an individual who's demonstrated sustained excellence in civil engineering. This may include work they've done on a world-renowned civil engineering or construction project. No membership requirements
International Medal Awarded annually to a civil engineer who had prime responsibility for a project outside the UK, or a non-UK resident who had responsibility for an outstanding project in the UK. No membership requirements
Warren Medal Awarded to a member for their service to their region. Member (any grade)
Garth Watson Medal Awarded for long, dedicated and valuable service to ICE by a member or member of staff. Member (any grade)
President's Medal Awarded annually by the ICE president to an outstanding civil engineer. No membership requirements
The Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management This award recognises work which has benefited society by improving the sustainability of water. No membership requirements


Scholarship What's it about? Who's it for? Contact
Undergraduate Scholarship A scholarship of up to £10,000 over the course of your studies, including paid summer work placements, and a potential full-time job with a leading civil engineering or construction company when they graduate. You must be due to start the first year of a full-time degree course at a UK university that is accredited by ICE and be predicted at least ABB in your A2 levels, or equivalent.
Technician Scholarship A scholarship of up to £1,500 for students on further or higher education courses that could lead to becoming an ICE technician member. You must be starting or continuing study from September/October 2015 on a course that will make you eligible for ICE technician membership.
Eloise Plunkett Award Awarded to a newly qualified female member or technician member based in the UK. The award offers up to £1,500 for travel which has a civil engineering focus. Technician or member (new qualified - female).
Kenneth Watson Travel Award Awarded to ICE student members (individuals and groups can apply) who are studying in the UK and want to travel abroad (after at least one year of study) on a civil engineering-related project or activity. Student members who have already completed one year of their course.
Travel Award Awarded to ICE graduate or qualified members (individuals and groups can apply) looking to get experience abroad by working on a civil engineering project. The scholarship provides up to £1,500 for individuals or £6,000 for groups. ICE graduate and professionally qualified members. You must have been a member for at least two years.
Continuing Education Award For ICE graduate and qualified members, with at least two years' work experience, who are looking to get a new qualification to help their professional development. The scholarship provides up to £2,500 towards a new qualification. ICE graduate and professionally qualified members, who've been members for at least two years and have at least two years' experience working in the civil engineering industry.
Foreign Language Award For ICE graduate members who are looking to work overseas. The scholarship provides up to £500 to help learn a foreign language. ICE graduate members.