How to enter

Simply complete the submission form - Please submit your abstract by completing this form and sending it to by 10 September 2021. 

Submission guidelines

Consider including the following:

  • What was the problem
  • Why was the project/topic chosen?
  • What work was undertaken?
  • Any findings, lessons learned
  • Significance of your involvement (for your organisation, customers, gas industry)

If you have any questions or need any further information please contact Linda Mee, YPN Secretary at or call 01509 678184.

What happens next?

  • Your entry will be forwarded to the relevant IGEM Section after the competition closing date. Usually the one you are geographically closest to.

  • You will be notified by the Section if you have been successful in entering the heat. Where a significant number of entries are received the Section committee will undertake a pre-assessment/shortlisting exercise.

  • You will prepare your visual presentation (of up to 15 minutes) on the project/topic in question to be delivered at the heat. You will also answer questions from the panel of judges.

  • Presentations will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Structure and content of presentation
  2. Effective use of presentation material
  3. Quality of presentation material
  4. Quality of preparation including handling of questions
  5. Presentation style
  • The Section heat winners will compete at the final on the specified date

  • The Section heat winners will be expected to write and submit a paper of up to 1500 words based on their presentation before the date of the final. This paper is for publication only and will not be marked at any stage of the competition.