Organised by IOM3, sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers and Henry Royce Institute, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture (12 to 15 mins) on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology, wood science or engineering related subject. 

Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by IOM3 Local Societies, from which regional finalists are selected to compete in the national final. The winner goes on to represent their country in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.


Submit your entry

Entries are now invited for the 2023 Young Persons' Lecture Competition local heats. Submit your abstract and compete at the local heat of your choice. 

Enter 2023 YPLC Local heats

2023 Young Persons' Lecture Competition UK final

The 2023 YPLC UK final will be held  at The Armourers' Hall, London on Wednesday 3 May. Information on the six regional finalists will appear here.


YPLC Resources