Young Persons' Lecture Competition
Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with support from The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science related subject.
Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by local affiliated societies of the Institute, from which six regional candidates are selected to compete in the national final. The YPLC is organised by the Institute's Local Affairs Board.
Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2017
The 2017 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final was held on Wednesday 26 April at the Armourers’ Hall, London. Competitors are 28 or under on 1 June 2017 and gave a lecture of 15 minutes on a topic related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science and engineering.
This year's final was sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and the East Midlands Materials Society.
South East - Winner
Midlands - 2nd Place
Scotland - 3rd Place
South West & South Wales
North West & North Wales
YPLC Rules & Judging and Entry Form
The following judging criteria and penalties are the same for the Local, Regional and National competitions:
- Abstract - 10 marks
- Structure of lecture - 25 marks
- Standard of presentation - 25 marks
- Visual aids and physical examples - 10 marks
- Technical content - 15 marks
- Handling questions - 15 marks
- Lecture time:
Over 17/19 mins - -5/-10 marks
Under 13/12 minutes - -5/-10 marks
Download Entry Form
For further information, contact Efi Fragkou.