Less than a month left to enter IGEM’s paper competition

Less than a month left to enter IGEM’s paper competition

There’s under a month left to enter IGEM’s Young Persons Paper Competition (YPPC), with the deadline of 28th February fast approaching.

The competition allows young gas professionals to take the spotlight and receive recognition for their work in front of a diverse audience of industry movers and shakers.

The top prize is an all-inclusive, once-in-a-lifetime trip to a far-flung destination. For example, the 2018 winner is preparing to head to the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi later this year and the 2017 champion just returned from the World Gas Conference in Washington DC.

Jordan Rowbottom, Chair of IGEM’s Young Persons Network, said: “Whether you work in pipeline design, marketing, or even if you’re still studying, if you’re involved in the gas industry in some way, and you’re between 18 and 35, this competition will give you the attention you deserve.

“The gas industry is filled with vibrant, innovative young people and this is their chance to showcase their work. It looks great on your CV and entering is a fantastic way to build your confidence.

“Previous winners have gone on to get new jobs and promotions off the back of the IGEM YPPC, so it’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 to 35 working or studying in a gas-related field. Entrants don’t have to be engineers or IGEM members; they only need to be able to write a 250-word abstract and deliver a 15-minute presentation about a gas-related project they have been involved in.

Previous entries have included innovative products, knowledge capture projects and marketing campaigns.

Entrants who make it to the YPPC Final will compete for the top prize, to be announced at a later date.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 28th February 2019. Send your abstract to ypn@igem.org.uk. Full details can be found at www.igem.org.uk/yppc

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