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 finals, held in countries and regions 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 YPWLC finalists 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 2022

Lauren Eggleton

Lauren Eggleton

UK

Shane de Beer

Shane de Beer

South Africa

Kate Fraser

Kate Fraser

Canada

Tianyi Li

Tianyi Li

China

Danning Li

Danning Li

Hong Kong

Rathosivan Gopal

Rathosivan Gopal

Malaysia