12 November | Victoria Park Plaza, London

Conditions and how to enter:

  • Teams should be minimum of 3 and maximum of 5
  • Each team member should have graduated within the last 5 years
  • To enter, in no more than 300 words, explain why you wish to enter the competition and why sustainability is important in our work as civil engineers.
  • There is no charge to enter into the graduate challenge
  • A maximum of 5 teams will be chosen to compete in the competition on Tuesday 26 November and will receive free passes to both days of the conference 
  • The closing date for teams to enter is 8 November
  • Successful teams will be confirmed by 14 November

On the day:

  • The Competition will commence at 8.30 on the day of the event (26 November) and conclude at 2pm (lunch and coffee breaks included).
  • Teams will be given a brief by the judging panel outlining the scope of the challenge, and advice on the judging criteria
  • Teams will present their solutions (maximum of 5 power point slides) to the judges from 2pm, after which the judging panel will select the winning team. 

What do I win?

  • Successful teams will receive free delegate passes to both days of the conference where they will gain exposure to the UK's leading clients, contractors, engineers and suppliers
  • The winning team will be announced on stage at 16.20
  • The winning team will be profiled by New Civil Engineer 

Introducing the Judges Panel


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Tom Osborne
director, bridges + structures
Knight Architects

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Richard Hornby
ARUP fellow & long span bridge lead UKMEA
ARUP (Chief Judge)

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Ian Palmer
technical principal
Mott MacDonald

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Chris Walker

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