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Dimetrios Selemetas was the winner of the recent ICE Student Papers 2000 Competition, with his paper 'Swelling heave of London Clay'. The four finalists in the competition, which was held at Great George Street on 21 July were (left to right) Richard Brown (University of Newcastle), Nick Adlam (Imperial College), Dimetrios Selemetas (University of Hertfordshire) and Paul Marsden (University of Durham). The judges were impressed with Selemetas' knowledge and presentation skills and by the 'thoughtful' way he handled their intensive questioning. Chairman of the judges, Professor Geddes said: 'It is encouraging to see such a high calibre of talent coming into the profession - I'm sure they will all have great futures'. Prize for the winner is a cheque for £150 and £150 worth of book vouchers from Thomas Telford.

Each of the other finalists received a £100 cheque and £75 worth of book vouchers. The winner's medal will be presented at the ICE annual awards ceremony later this year.

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