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IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition

A global competition for Young Professionals and Students within engineering to develop and showcase their presentation skill

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If you are an IET Local Network (LN) or On Campus group we would encourage you to hold a PATW heat!

PATW competitions take place across the globe and it all starts at Local Network or On Campus level. Winners of all heats progress through to the next stage(s) of the competition.


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 On Campus group.



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A few key facts:

- PATW is open to participants aged between 18 and 30
- Students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals can take part
- Presentations are 10 minutes each with a 5 minute Q&A session
- The competition is open to members and non-members
- Entry to the competition is free
- At least two participants are required to hold the competition

Regional & Global finals

Once all On Campus/LN heats have taken place, winners will go onto their Regional Final.
The regional finals take place in all 5 regions: United Kingdom (UK), Americas, Asia Pacific, South Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The winners of the five regional finals will then receive automatic entry to the Global Final in London and the opportunity to win £1,000.

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