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Big Bang Fair boost for industry campaign

The ICE has launched its popular “I Love Civil Engineering” competition for 2015, to build on the success of the Civil Engineers: Shaping the World stand at the 2015 Big Bang Fair.

I Love Civil Engineering

The competition showcases passion for civil engineering through fun, short videos and Vine clips. This year it up will only be open to young people.

The ICE teamed up with Balfour Beatty, Mott MacDonald, Skanska and Taylor Woodrow to run the Big Bang fair stand.

It gave seven to 19 year olds the chance to explore water, energy, transport, structures, and look how the profession deals with waste and how young people got involved with a range of activities, including Mott MacDonald’s STEPS pedestrian modelling tool.

Visitors to the stand increased from 1,500 last year to 1,800. Of these, 1,500 were young people, 50 were teachers and 250 were parents.

The “I Love Civil Engineering” video competition invites teams of between two and six students aged between five and 18 to work create a six second Vine clip or a standard YouTube film of up to 60 seconds, to show what is great about civil engineering.

The ICE wants members to encourage young family members to enter the competition and tell their local schools about it.

The deadline for entries is 30 September, and the winning entry in each of the three age group categories - five to 10 year olds; 11 to 14 year olds; and 15 to 19 year olds - will win a GoPro camera.

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