• 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 1 MB in size
  • Entries will be judged on portrayal of civil engineering, artistry of civil engineering, technical excellence (quality of photo), visual impact, creativity & originality, and 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 e-mail to
  • Entries close on 16 September 2016


  • An adjudicating panel will select the top ten photos
  • The top ten photos are selected and the adjudicators further judge the photos from there
  • Winners will be announced at the SAICE–SAFCEC Awards function on 13 October 2016




  •  1st place:    R3 000
  • 2nd place:   R2 500
  • 3rd place:   R2 000

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