JCT’s student competition back for 2017 with £1000 prize

JCT’s Student Competition 2017 is now open for entry, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 to be won.

Construction students can enter the competition by producing an innovative and creative idea to address one of the challenges facing the building industry today. Topic categories for this year’s competition include skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing.

Students can present their idea in any form they choose – an essay, a video, a photographic essay, a set of designs or drawings – as long as the idea is creative and original, the presentation is entirely the candidates’ preference.

The competition is open until Wednesday 15 March 2017. Students can enter by http://corporate.jctltd.co.uk/students, where they will find the full brief, helpful hints and registration form.

Institutions can also enter and submit their students’ work on their behalf by visiting the link above.

The JCT Student Competition is an established annual award first launched in 2012 as part of JCT’s Education and Training Initiative. As the UK’s leading provider of construction contracts, JCT is committed to providing support and guidance for construction students as well as helping students develop their understanding of construction contracts.

The competition is open to any student registered with a UK educational or professional institution studying a degree, professional qualification, vocational course, trade apprenticeship, or other construction related programme.

JCT chief executive, Neil Gower, said:

“The JCT Student Competition is our opportunity to shine a light on those that will one day lead our industry, and we are always surprised and thrilled by the creativity, original thinking, and bold ideas that are produced each year. I am particularly looking forward to seeing what the 2017 competition will bring.

“The competition is well regarded in the industry and is a mark of excellence on the CV of any construction student. We wish all those who enter the competition this year the very best of luck.”