Judging panel announced for JCT’s “Creative Construction” student competition

The judging panel for the JCT Student Essay Competition 2015 has been announced. The competition offers both support and a creative opportunity for construction students, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 available.

This year’s topic, “Creative Construction” calls for original ideas that could benefit the construction industry – either as a whole, or a particular aspect or process. Entries are limited to 2,500 words and can be presented as an academic-style paper or journalistic-style article.

Now in its fourth year, the JCT Student Essay Competition is open to any student registered with a UK institution, studying a degree, professional qualification, vocational course, trade apprenticeship, or any other construction-related study programme. The competition closes on Wednesday 18 March 2015.

The judges for the 2015 competition will be:

  • Tony Bingham, barrister and arbitrator, 3 Paper Buildings, Temple
  • Neil Gower, JCT chief executive
  • Alan Jones, course leader, BSC Building Services Quantity Surveying, College of Estate Management
  • Tom Fitzpatrick, deputy editor, Construction News
  • Christine Townley, executive director, Construction Youth Trust

Judging will take place in May with the winners announced in June.

The wider construction community also has the opportunity to be involved with the competition via social media – by tweeting or writing a creative idea to improve construction in 140-characters or one sentence to JCT’s Twitter http://twitter.com/JCTContracts or Facebook page http://facebook.com/JCTContracts, with the hashtag #creativeconstruction.

JCT is giving away a prize of two tickets to The View from The Shard for the best idea. The social media winner will be announced alongside the main competition winners.

Further information about the competition can be found by visiting the competition pages

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