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YPPC 2018

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Broaden your horizon by entering IGEM's YPPC 2018

Win the trip of a lifetime to the 2019 World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi
Boost your career prospects with this unique challenge

If you want the chance to show off your mental prowess, your gas industry knowledge and your slick presentation skills, you need to enter the YPPC 2018.

This is your opportunity to enhance your career by rubbing shoulders with some of the industry's greatest young minds as well as adding something spectacular to your CV.

What do I have to do?

Firstly, you don't have to be an engineer. As long as you are aged 18 to 35 and either work in the gas industry or are studying towards a gas career, you can enter. You don't even have to be an IGEM member.

All you have to do is to submit an abstract of up to 250 words on a subject or project relevant to the gas industry in which you have been personally involved. If successful, you will be entered into your local IGEM Section heat where you give a presentation of up to 15 minutes. 

If you win your Section Heat you will go forward to the grand final where you will need to expand your abstract into a paper of up to 1,500 words and deliver your presentation again.

Section Heats

District Section heats will be held during March and April 2018 to decide who goes through to the grand final on 14 June 2018 at IET Austin Court in Birmingham.

London, Southern and Eastern
Date: 19 April 2018
Venue: Shell Centre, London

Date: 19 April 2018
Venue: National Grid, Warwick

North East and Yorkshire
Date: 27 March 2018
Venue: The Cleveland Tontine, Northallerton

North West
Date: 25 April 2018
Venue: University of Salford

Date: 19 March 2018
Venue: Novotel Edinburgh Park

South West and Welsh
Date: 27 March 2018
Venue: Coldra Court Hotel, Newport

Date: 1 March 2018
Venue: Chengdu, China


Section heat winners and runners up receive a cash prize.  The overall YPPC winner gets the trip of a lifetime to the 2019 World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.  They also have their name engraved on the prestigious IGEM YPPC trophy and will receive a mini replica trophy to keep forever!

Anyone who is a Section heat winner will be offered a free place on a one day presentation skills course. 

All the competition finalists have their papers published in our respected journal Gi which is circulated worldwide.

If you are aged 18 to 35 and believe you have got what it takes to win, we want to hear from you!

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2018. Notify us of your intention to enter or send your abstract to

What are you waiting for?  Get your thinking cap on now!

If have any questions at all or would like any more information please contact Linda Mee, YPN Secretary by emailing or calling 01509 678184.

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