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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

How to enter


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 Final in London.


Competitors are asked to give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology, and to answer questions for a further five minutes.


To make it even easier, it is perfectly acceptable to use your final year project presentation, a presentation from your graduate scheme or any other presentation which you already have.


The event is mainly to judge presentation skills, although the topic should be appropriate to the intended audience of students and young professionals. 


The winner will also qualify for the later stages of the worldwide competition, which offer greater prize money and the opportunity to travel.


Many IET Local Networks hold Present around the World (PATW) competitions as part of their programme of events, normally between October and May.   You don't need to be an IET member in order to enter the competition and the winner and runner-up (if more than three competitors) of each Local Network's competition is entitled to a year's free membership as part of their prize.


The presentation room most probably will have a raised platform, with a microphone system provided for the speakers. A laptop and video projector will be provided as standard, and the competitors will be asked to provide a USB stick with their presentation already uploaded on, or to email their presentation in advance. Any additional equipment will need to be provided by the presenter.


There should be three judges who will watch and then assess the presentations and then decide on a winner and runner-up (if more than three competitors).


Someone from your IET Local Network or Young Professionals’ Section Committee will chair the event. During each presentation, the chair will indicate the time after eight minutes and then again after ten minutes. The speaker should then finish the presentation as quickly as possible.


For further details of the first round heats contact your IET Local Network

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