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Institution's first global Young Member video competition launches

World Bulletin Team

Competition opens on 30 April 2018
Competition opens on 30 April 2018

The Institution's first ever video competition for Young Members launches this month. The competition is open to all Young Members - affiliates, associates or any member who has been professionally registered for less than 10 years.

Following on from the success of the Photographer of the Year Competition and feedback via the International Young Members Survey for more online events, the competition invites entrants from across the World.

The theme for this competition is taken from past IMechE President Geoff Baker’s Presidential message: “Engineering in Society”.

Young Members are invited submit a two minute video explaining "what engineering in society means to you in the 21st century". The video could explain how you feel engineering is contributing to society or how it could in the future and how you will develop as a professional to contribute to that vision.

Your video maybe serious, artistic, or fun. Make us want to watch your video, and award you the first prize for your take on engineering.


  • Global winner: £250 + GoPro Video Camera, plus certificate
  • Global runner-up: £175, plus certificate
  • Eight regional winners: £150, plus certificate.


Submissions will be judged by a panel of international regional chairs which will include professionals from various engineering fields and media industries.

The judges will consider the following criteria in making their decision:

  • Creativity: in the content selection and presentation
  • Engagement: anticipated breadth of public appeal and interest
  • Communication: effectiveness in describing an idea and its feasibility.

The decision of the judging panel is final.

Deadline: The competition opens on 30 April 2018; all entries should be made before the deadline 23:59 BST, 17 August 2018.

Entrants are expected to provide a Dropbox link to the video on their application form.  All completed application forms should be emailed to Every entrant will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their video.


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