Speak Out for Engineering 

Speak Out for Engineering West Midlands is a competition organised by the IMechE Birmingham Young Members panel. The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their presentation skills and competence in public speaking. Presentations are judged by a panel of professionals from industry and each entry will receive feedback on their presentation.

Competitors are asked to give an oral presentation on a mechanical engineering subject. Presentations must be a maximum of 10 minutes in length, followed by up to 10 minutes of questions from the judges. 90% of the total marks are given for delivery and 10% for technical content. This ensures that, while all presentations must have mechanical engineering content in its broadest sense (e.g. purpose, research, design, feasibility, and practicality), all presentations have the same chance of success despite varying degrees of technical content.

All entrants are required to submit a presentation summary (maximum 200 words) which will be judged by the IMechE panel based on engineering content. Those shortlisted will be selected to present at the regional competition. The West Midlands 2020/21 competition will be held at The University of Birmingham on a date to be determined. The winner will receive a £300 cash prize and be entered into the UK final. The runner up will receive a £200 cash prize.

The winner will also be entered into the UK 2020/2021 final  which will be held at the IMechE headquarters in autumn 2020.

How to enter

At the bottom of this page are links to download the official entrants pack and application form.  If you wish to enter you must download, complete and email the application form including a summary of your proposed presentation to bhamymchair@imechenearyou.org no later than 5 pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020All entrants must be an Affiliate, Associate or Young Member within 10 years of membership of the IMechE at the time of entry. Once you have returned the application form you will be contacted to confirm receipt of your application. Successful candidates will be notified shortly afterwards, and will be provided with further details of the event.







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To find out more, visit https://www.imeche.org/get-involved/young-members-network/speak-out-for-engineering.

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