Judging Panel set for JCT’s most creative student competition to date

The judging panel for the JCT Student Essay Competition 2016 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.

In a change to previous competitions, students are able to present their ideas in any way they wish, be it essay, video, set of designs or drawings, photographic/visual essay – whatever they feel best enables them to present a creative idea on the topics of skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM or technology.

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 16 March 2016.

The judges for the 2016 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, University College of Estate Management
  • Daniel Kemp, features editor, Construction News
  • Christine Townley, executive director, Construction Youth Trust

Find out more about this year’s judges at the judging panel page.

Judging will take place in May with the winners announced in June. More information about the competition, judging panel and entry for students can be found on the JCT Student Competition pages.