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Competition event
08 April 2019 18:00 - 21:00
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What is Speak Out for Engineering?

Speak Out for Engineering is a competition designed to help young engineers develop verbal and visual communication skills. 


Who can enter?

The competition is open to any Affiliate, Associate or Young Member of the Institution who has been professionally registered for ten years or less.


Presentation Details - Heat Round

Competitors are to give an oral presentation on a mechanical engineering related subject. Presentation slides, materials or props can be used to support a presentation. The presentation shall consist of:

  • Individual presentation: 10 mins
  • Discussion and questions from judges: 5 mins

The presentation length will be increased to 20 mins for the final round.


Judging Criteria

90% of the total marks are given for the quality of the presentation with only 10% for technical content. This ensures that whilst 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. Judges will expect more experienced competitors to have more developed presentation skills and their marking assessment will reflect this. The decision of the judges on the award of the prizes shall be final and no correspondence can be entered into.


Final Prizes

Four finalists will be selected from this heat to compete in the Regional SoFE Final, to be held at the IMechE London in April 2019.


The finalist winners will receive:

  • 1st Prize: £300 and certificate
  • 2nd Prize: £200 and certificate

How to Enter

To apply, please email your intent and any queries to Scott Fisher (scott.fisher@uq.net.au) by 1 April 2019. Please include the title and a short summary of your presentation (200 words maximum). Failure to submit a summary may invalidate the entry. Note that the presentation must be made by an individual, even if the subject matter was developed as part of a group project.  
Please also note that a winning entry in any year is not eligible for entry in subsequent years. 


Further Information

For further information please see the Speak Out for Engineering entrant's pack for further information: https://www.imeche.org/docs/default-source/young-member-board/entrant's-pack.docx?sfvrsn=0


If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the Greater London Young Members Panel Events Chair at glrymvcevents@imechenearyou.org


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