Young Persons' Lecture Competition

Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with support from The Armourers and Brasiers' Company, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science related subject.

Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by local affiliated societies of the Institute, from which six regional candidates are selected to compete in the national final. The YPLC is organised by the Institute's Local Affairs Board.

Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2020

The 2020 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final will be held on Wednesday 29 April at the Armourers’ Hall, London. Competitors were 28 or under on 1 June 2020 and will gave a lecture of 15 minutes on a topic related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science and engineering.

The final will will be sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, The East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS) and the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (MIME).



For further information, contact Efi Fragkou.

YPLC Rules & Judging and Entry Form

The following judging criteria and penalties are the same for the Local, Regional and National competitions:

  1. Abstract - 10 marks
  2. Structure of lecture - 25 marks
  3. Standard of presentation - 25 marks
  4. Visual aids and physical examples - 10 marks
  5. Technical content - 15 marks
  6. Handling questions - 15 marks
  7. Lecture time -
    Over 17/19 mins: -5/-10 marks
    Under 13/12 minutes: -5/-10 marks

Download Judging Criteria & Penalties

Download 2020 YPLC Entry Form