YGN North West Branch - Young Speakers Competition

Register now for the YGN North West Branch
Young Speakers Competition 2019!


Where The Centre, Birchwood Park, WA3 6AE     
Thursday 11th April (competition from 17:30 until 20:00 with refreshments provided from 17:00)

Dowload the poster of the event here!

The Competition

The competition is open to everyone under the age of 37 at the time of the competition (i.e. those eligible to be members of the NI Young Generation Network). However, the competition is open to both members and non-members of the NI.

The Subject Matter

We encourage you to give a talk on any nuclear topic, whether technical, social or personal. We hope that this scope will encourage the involvement of those of you who are new to the industry, as well as the more experienced people. For those of you wishing to present a “commercial/ sensitive topic”, we remind you of the importance of obtaining permission from your employer.

The Experience

The objective is to encourage you to gain valuable experience in communication skills before a live audience. Emphasis is placed on presentation rather than the overall content.

The Marking Scheme

Each talk will last for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Question and Answer session. The presentation will be assessed on:

  • Oral presentation and talk construction
  • Clarity
  • Handling of questions and answers
  • 200-word synopsis


  • 1st Prize - £300
  • 2nd Prize - £200
  • 3rd Prize - £100

How to Apply

All you have to do at this stage is submit a title, supported by a 200-word synopsis. This needs to be received by Thursday 28th March 2019.  We will then notify those selected to prepare a PowerPoint presentation, which should be used at the competition on 11th April 2019. 

For details, and to submit your synopsis, please contact Melissa Loyley – Melissa.loyley@nnl.co.uk


  • Thu 11 Apr 2019
  • Thu 28 Mar 2019
  • The Centre , Birchwood Park,