The IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition
Global competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18-26 years
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How to organise a PATW competition in your local area
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.
All Local Networks (LNs) are encouraged to hold local heats of the Present around the World (PATW) competition and to collaborate with other Networks in their region to hold country-wide (national or area) or regional finals.
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. This allows them to learn about the latest advances within engineering and technology and to gain access to new ideas; information that could potentially influence – or even change the direction of – delegates’ future studies or careers.
The competition is also great for the institution itself, as it can attract non-members to the IET who may subsequently be encouraged to join and potentially get actively involved with the LN, Young Professionals’ Section Committee or Student Chapter.
The LN’s role in the PATW competition
LNs may organise competitions in universities, or for student groups (minimum age 18 years) in advance of the LN competition; winners and runners-up* at this level will receive a cash prize of £75 and £50 (or local equivalent) respectively and be entered into the LN heat. (* The runner-up prize will only be awarded if there are four or more competitors)
The winner and runner-up* of each LN competition receive a year’s free membership and cash prizes of £150 and £100 (or local equivalent) respectively.
The winner of an LN competition will also receive an automatic place in either a national (area) or regional final. In 2014, regional finals will be taking place in United Kingdom (UK), the Americas, Asia Pacific, South Asia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
The winners of the five regional finals will then receive automatic entry to the 2014 global final and the opportunity to win £1,000.
Planning the event
Material available to Local Networks includes:
- PATW Event in a Box
- PATW - Summary of Prizes
- PATW - Briefing notes for potential competitors
- PATW - Briefing sheet for judges and judging form
- PATW - Coordinators job description
- PATW - Customisable poster
- PATW - Customisable audience poster
- PATW - Web banner
- PATW - Generic A5 Flyer
- PATW - Application Form
Please contact us for:
- PATW - Press release template
- PATW - Logo
- PATW - Power Point slide
Organisers can also request an information pack by contacting email@example.com