Background
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This competition is organised annually by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ local volunteer groups. It was originally established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove that they could ‘communicate effectively’, which is still an important area in developing engineers today.

The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their presentation skills and competence in public speaking.  Area heats are judged by a panel of professionals chosen by the local committee and each entry will receive feedback on their presentation afterwards.


SOFE 2017/18 Synopses
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All entrants are required to submit a synopsis of their presentation. The synopses are then judged by the IMechE panel based on engineering content and entrants are then selected to present at the area competition.

The East Yorkshire 2017/18 area heats will be held at The University of Hull on Saturday 11th November, with the regional final being held in early 2018.  The regional finalists will receive free tickets to the prestigious Yorkshire Region Annual Dinner at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield (date TBA), where the final winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

Format of the event:

Each competitor is given 15 minutes to present their chosen topic and then 5 minutes for questions and answers.

     Judging criteria:

     JUDGES’ MARKING SCHEME


MAXIMUM MARKS

     PRESENTATION

 

 

     Structure and content of presentation

 

30

     Effective use of presentation material

 

15

     Quality of presentation material

 

15

     Quality of preparation including handling of questions

 

20

     Presentation style

 

10

     sub-total

 

90

     TECHNICAL CONTENT

 

 

     Complexity of technical content

 

10

 

 

 

     Total


100

 

 

Prizes

The prize fund for the area heats consists of £300 for the winner and £200 for the runner up as well as a certificate from the local committee in return for their participation. The regional finalists will receive free tickets to the prestigious Yorkshire Region Annual Dinner, at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield on (date TBA), where the final winners will be announced and prizes awarded.  The IMechE Prizes and awards Department will also make additional cash prizes of £500 for first place and £250 for second place available for the regional winners after the event


How to enter

At the bottom of this page are links to download the official entrants pack and the area application form.  If you wish to enter you must download, complete and return the application form along with a synopsis of your proposed presentation to the event organisers either by post or e-mail (Contact for postal address).  Please complete and return the application as soon as possible to ensure the best chance or your selection for the event.  Once you have returned the application form you will be contacted to confirm receipt of your application and notified directly of any changes to the event.

Near You event link

The deadline for 2017 entries is 28/10/2017!



2017/18 EYYM SOFE Event Organiser:

Adam Stephenson

Chairman, East Yorkshire Young Members

EYorksYMChair@imechenearyou.org

 

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