About the YPPC

The YPPC is a competition organised and run annually by IGEM’s Young Persons Network for young gas professionals and students aged between 18 and 35 years.  It has been going since 2002 and has been given a revamp to encourage greater participation and will focus on presentation rather than written skills.    

Do I have to be an engineer?

Not at all. Presentations are encouraged from all business functions within the industry. So it doesn’t matter whether you work in pipeline design, asset management, network operations, customer services or innovation to name but a few areas. As long as you can demonstrate personal involvement in a project or work that is related to gas you can enter.

What's in it for me?

Apart from the top prize of a trip to an international conference, entering the YPPC looks great on your CV.  It’s a fantastic way to build up your confidence and demonstrate your competence and talent to your bosses, peers and members of a learned Institution.  It’s a valuable CPD activity and if you do well in the heats and the final there are cash prizes up for grabs.

It looks like hard work...

Taking part couldn’t be easier.  To enter just submit a summary on the project or topic you are involved in to ypn@igem.org.uk by the deadline (26 August 2022).  You then need to prepare a 15 minute oral presentation which you deliver at a local Section heat and answer questions from a panel of judges.  If you win your Section heat you proceed to the final and deliver your presentation again.  All Section heat finalists are expected to write a 1500 word paper on their project/topic that will be published in Gas International (Gi) which is read all over the world.

Find out more about how to enter here

Download the submission form here

Key dates

Section heats

September and October 2022

Presentation skills workshop

November 2022

Written paper

November 2022

YPPC final

December 2022