IOM3 runs annual competitions for student and early career members and non-members - lecture competitions to develop presentation skills and packaging design competitions to reward talent in creativity

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Starpack Competition

Our packaging competition introduces young people to the packaging design process and encourages them to think about packaging as a career.

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Sustainable Future Awards

A new awards competition to celebrate our heroes from the materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines who are advancing the transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient society.

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Photo Competition

A new photo competition for IOM3 student & early career members on materials, minerals and mining.

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Young Persons' Lecture Competition (YPLC)

The YPLC invites students and professionals to deliver a short lecture on materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science and engineering related subjects.

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Young Persons' World Lecture Competition (YPWLC)

The Young Persons' World Lecture Competition has been held annually in different locations around the globe since 2005.

2023 Sustainable Future Awards - call for nominations

The IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards are uniquely dedicated to recognise, celebrate and encourage the pioneers who are developing and transitioning methods of practice to achieve sustainability, EDI and championing the need for greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources.

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Starpack Schools & Students competition

Take the packaging design challenge! The design briefs for the Starpack Schools & Students competitions for 2023 are now available.

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Meet the 2023 YPLC finalists

Meet the 2022 Young Persons' Lecture Competition finalists


YPWLC 2019 final, London - watch the video

The IOM3 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) has been held annually in different locations around the globe since 2005. In 2019 the World Final formed part of the IOM3 150th anniversary celebrations and was held in London.