• To celebrate the beauty of the industry.
  • To show the world that civil engineering can be visually pleasing.
  • To celebrate the profession.
  • To bring the profession to the layperson in a format that will be more readily understood.


  • Entrants can send their entries electronically – via e-mail to
  • Entries from both industry professionals and photography enthusiasts are accepted.
  • The photographs are used extensively in SAICE publications giving recognition to the photographers.
  • All photographs entered must portray projects and/or people in civil engineering.


  • Entrants can respond by completing the downloadable entry form and attaching their photos in jpg format.
  • The competition is open to the general public to submit photographs.
  • The entries must portray people and/or projects in civil engineering.
  • Entries must portray health, safety and environmental compliancy.
  • Entries must be electronic photos in jpeg format, of a high resolution and at least 1MB in size.
  • Entries will be judged on portrayal of civil engineering, artistry of civil engineering, technical excellence (quality of photo), visual impact, creativity & originality, balance & composition.
  • Permission for the reproduction of photos for any exhibition or publicity is assumed unless the entrant specifies otherwise.
  • Due recognition will be given to the photographer where required.
  • Entrants can send their entries electronically – via email

Entries close on 12 August 2017

Winners will be awarded at the National SAICE Awards on 19 October 2017 at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World, Durban