Global competition: How important are ethics?

Capturing thought-provoking ideas from built environment students and young professionals around the world is the aim of a new competition which launches today.

The IES Coalition’s Communicating Ethics competition is open to university land, real estate, construction and infrastructure students and / or young professionals who might be employed but working toward a qualification with a firm in one of these sectors.

Participants will be asked to consider the relationship between successful business and ethical conduct and how ethical values can be placed at the heart of businesses operating in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

“The voice of young people matters. This is an exciting competition and we want to capture ideas and powerful messages to help us produce compelling communications content that provokes even wider debate about the role that ethics plays in business.” – Tony Grant, Deputy Chair of the IES Coalition

The best entries will feature in a multi-media presentation and all participants will be fully credited. The winner will receive a monetary prize of $250* prize or currency equivalent and be profiled on the IES website.  The shortlisted top five entries will also be profiled on the IES website and announced in a global press release naming the winner.

Participants simply have to email answers to one of more of the five competition questions (outlined in the IES Competition Questionnaire) in no more than 100 words. All written entries must be emailed to with a head and shoulders photo by Friday January 29, 2016. Filmed answers must also be submitted by this date and be clearly labelled (see explanatory note and competition questionnaire).


*The IES Communicating Ethics competition monetary prize has been donated by Sutton Park Estates