The YPWLC is an extension of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition (YPLC) and is organised by the IOM3 Student & Early Career Committee.

The winners of the national finals, held in countries where IOM3 has international branches or sister institutions, compete in the world final, which every year is held in a different location around the world. The first YPWLC was held in London in 2005, and since then has travelled to different locations in four continents.

The finalists in YPWLC normally gather in the city where the final is to be held ahead of time, to have the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange experiences. They also have a programme of technical, cultural and social visits based around the competition, so that they get to know something of the country they are visiting and experience its culture and industry. For most finalists, it is the experience of a lifetime!

YPWLC finalists 2020

Meet the finalists from all around the world who have competed and won in their individual country's final. The World Final took place virtually on 12 November and was sponsored by Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração.

Morgan Lowther - Winner

Morgan Lowther - Winner

UK

Bianca Gevers - 2nd Place

Bianca Gevers - 2nd Place

South Africa

Anand Jyothi - 3rd Place

Anand Jyothi - 3rd Place

Australia

Kai Xin Tan

Kai Xin Tan

Malaysia

Wen Di Chan

Wen Di Chan

Hong Kong

Andrey Polyakov

Andrey Polyakov

Russia

Mariana Alves Ribeiro

Mariana Alves Ribeiro

Brazil