Joint Events with IOM3

IOM3 is the UK engineering institution for the whole materials cycle, from extraction to product. It promotes all aspects of materials science. The Institute was one of the founder members of IOM3 though the establishment of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers, of which IOM3 is the successor organisation.

IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition 2020-2021

The Young Persons Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 or under to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology or wood science related subject. The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining IOM3) with support from The Armourers and Brasiers’ Company and the Royce Institute.

Candidates compete in a series of heats from which six regional candidates are selected to compete in the national final. This year the Institute will be running heats on the following dates:

Local Institute Heat: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 (Online)
North East Regional Heat: TBC March 2021

The 2021 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final will be held online during April/May 2021.

YPLC Competition Rules

Competitors must be 28 or under on the 1st of June 2021 and must give a 15 minute presentation on a topic related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology or wood science and engineering.

To enter please fill out the entry form. Once completed please email it to Andrew Dobrzanski (Chair of the Institutes’ Younger Members Group) at
The deadline for entries is 23:59 on Friday the 12th of February 2021.

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

The Judging criteria and the Marking Form used can be downloaded.

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