World Lecture Competition

The Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) has been organised and held annually by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 2005.

The competition is an extension of the UK Young Persons' Lecture Competition, and is organised by the Younger Members' Committee. The winner of the UK national Young Persons' Lecture Competition represents the UK at the World Final, which each year is held in a different location around the globe.

In 2017, the final will be held in Perth, Australia in October and was sponsored by CBMM and supported by Rolls-Royce.



2017 Competition finalists

The following are winners of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition final in their respective countries and will take part in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition in Australia in October 2017.

Follow the links to find out more about each of the finalists:

Ilija Rašović, UK
Making the world's most expensive material