Ethics Competition

*The IES Coalition will announce winners of the Communicating Ethics competition shortly.

We asked students and young professionals to help us answer some big questions about the role ethics plays in business. We wanted to hear how they think ethics should shape the land, real estate, construction and infrastructure sectors in the future.

The built environment affects us all – the real estate and construction sector is one of the biggest industries worldwide and it’s essential to stimulate fresh thinking about the role ethics plays in the future.

How does it work?

Participants answered one or more of these questions in no more than 100 words (per question). We were looking for short, thought-provoking answers.

Entries were received from students and young professionals around the world including America, Russia, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, India, Ireland, Germany, the UK and Zimbabwe.

Essential competition documents

Communicating Ethics competition documents:


Participants are either currently studying a discipline relating to land, real estate, construction and infrastructure and/or training for a professional qualification in a firm which operates in one of these sectors. We also welcomed entries from professionals who are at the early stages of a career in one of these fields.


The best entries will be showcased globally and participants will be fully credited. The winner will receive a monetary prize of $250 (or currency equivalent) and shortlisted participants will be profiled here alongside the winner and also announced in a global press release.


Participants submitted their contributions in English.