Pitch 200 regional heats begin this month, with shortlisted ICE members competing to explain their work to members of the public in only 200 seconds. Competitors will go head to head in Northern Ireland, East & West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber and the South West.
Using props and presentations competitors will bring to life their chosen engineering concept.
The audience will then have the chance to grill the engineers on their presentations and gain an insight into civil engineering and the science behind it. The presentations will be judged and the winners will go on to the next round of the competition.
ICE director of UK regions Wendy Blundell describes the competition as a way to help “inspire the next generation of budding engineers.”
“Civil engineering is not widely understood by the public, even though it has a major positive impact on people’s daily life. With Pitch 200, we’re challenging our members to see how creative they can be when sharing their passion for civil engineering and to explain clearly how it makes a difference for people around the world,” she says.
Other UK and international heats will follow throughout the year.
Each regional winner will go on to compete in the Pitch 200 Grand Finale at One Great George Street in November.