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The IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition

Global competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18-26 years

About the competition


What is Present around the World?

Present around the World (PATW) is the IET’s presentation competition for young engineers and technicians, aged 18 to 26.  


Think you can present? Want to win a cash prize?

Enter a Present around the World Competition near you and see if you can reach the Global Finals in London.


What do I need to do?

Individual competitors give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology and to answer questions for a further five minutes.

View our Official IET Present around the World (PATW) facebook page for presentation tips (videos) and blogs.

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Can I enter?

Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years old but may come from all walks of engineering life: students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals. The competition is open to both IET members and non-members alike.

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I have not completed my studies as yet?

The emphasis is on the presenter's presentation skills rather than technical content, enabling competitors at varying levels of their studies or career to participate on an equal footing.

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Who will be there?

The presentations are given in front of an audience and judges. There will be three judges who will assess the presentations then decide on a winner and runner-up.

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Where is it held?

The competition takes place throughout the world and starts at IET Local Network (LN) level. Winners of all the LN heats progress to the next stage(s) of the competition. Winners give the same presentation at each stage of the competition, thereby enhancing their presentation skills and improving their confidence at responding to questions.

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What next?

As well as providing an informal and supportive environment in which competitors can develop their presentation and networking skills, the PATW competition provides a means through which young engineers and technologists can share knowledge and information.

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