JCT Student Competition 2018


We think construction is a fantastic and inspiring industry to work in. In fact, JCT’s contracts have been used on some of the UK’s most iconic, sustainable, innovative and imaginative buildings – including The Shard, Everyman Theatre, Mary Rose Museum, Astley Castle, The Gherkin, Whitworth Art Gallery, Tower of London, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and many more.

Enter the JCT Student Competition 2018 and tell us what inspires you about construction. You could win £1000!

You can base your answer on any of the following elements:

  • Describe a public building, which could be local to you or a famous international landmark, and explain what aspects of the building or its construction you find inspiring.
  • Choose and talk about an element of the building or construction process – be it aesthetics or design, a building’s function, any innovative or creative features, sustainability and a building’s positive environmental impact, social impact, or another feature of the construction industry that is of interest to you.

You can use any format:

  • article or essay
  • video
  • photographic presentation or slideshow
  • poster or graphic design
  • any other format!


The JCT Student Competition is open to any student (age 16 and above) registered with a UK educational or professional institution, studying a construction related programme, apprenticeship, or with an interest in the construction industry.

The competition is open for entry now and closes on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

Before you enter, make sure you read the Rules and Guidance.


We are also running a separate selfie competition alongside the main competition for 2018. All you have to do is submit a selfie of you interacting with a building or something construction related in a creative, interesting or humorous way. We’ll be giving out a range of smaller prizes for the best ones, including a £50 Amazon voucher!

We’ll be sharing the best selfies on our social media pages, so keep an eye out!