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Submission Deadline for Young Persons Lecture Competition 2019

Event Details

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 6:00am - 11:59pm

Young Persons' Lecture Competition 2019 Canada

About the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition

Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and hosted by the Arthur B McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition invites students and professionals aged 28 and below to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology, and wood science related subject. We encourage the physics community with a linkage to the aforementioned subjects to apply.

This competition will be held at Queen’s University on May 30, 2019. This is the first Canadian participation in the competition which originated in the UK as a way of encouraging young materials engineers and scientists to develop their presentation skills. The competition began over 25 years ago in the UK before expanding overseas in when the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition was formed.  Following the May 30th, 2019 competition, the Canadian finalist will be announced and invited to compete in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition to be held in October 2019 over a week in London including social and professional visits.


What you need to know

Who: Anyone aged 28 or under as of June 1, 2019 can apply

What: Compete in a 15 minute public lecture competition to be named the Canadian Representative

When: May 30, 2019, 10am

Where: Queen’s University, Kinesiology 100, (28 Division St, Kingston, Ontario)

Why: Win an expense paid trip to attend the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition in October 2019 (London, UK)

Questions? Contact:


Important dates

May 9th, 2019: Entry form deadline. *Following the abstract submission, the applicant may be asked for a short video or audio recording of their presentation skills.

May 15th, 2019: Participants contacted for invitations to present

May 30th, 2019: Competition day at Queen’s University, Kinesiology 100 (28 Division St., Kingston, Ontario), 10 am. The public are welcome and encouraged to watch.


The following judging criteria and penalties will be used

  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