CIGRE UK NGN Young Member Showcase Competition 2021 – Deadline Extension!

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  • 11th January 2020
Young Members Showcase - Deadline Extended

The CIGRE Paris Session is a leading international event in the power industry, gathering worldwide experts to discuss and learn about the industry’s future. The CIGRE Centennial Paris Session, celebrating 100 years of collaboration, will be held in August 2021 (click here for details). It will provide delegates with the chance to showcase the latest solutions across the whole value chain, from generation to distribution.

As part of the CIGRE Session, the Young Member (YM) showcase is a unique opportunity for young professionals to present their work to leading experts from all around the world. The successful UK representatives will be selected through a presentation competition. Successful candidates will have the chance to receive free conference tickets to the CIGRE Centennial Paris Session 2021 and a bursary for transport and accommodation. 2020’s YM Showcase Competition saw three UK competition winners receive free conference tickets for 2020’s e-sessions and presented to various panels.

The NGN Committee of CIGRE UK National Committee are delighted to invite NGN members to prepare and submit their abstracts of proposed presentations for the upcoming 2021 Session to the Technical Team Lead, Max McFarlane (, by the newly extended date of the 21st December 2020.

Topics for abstracts/presentations need to align with one of the 16 CIGRE Study Committees. Abstracts will be scored on technical content, relevance to the selected Study Committee, and presentation of the material (structure, figures, etc.).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a 10-min virtual presentation to a panel of senior CIGRE-UK members and an audience of NGN members at the presentation competition event. The presentation competition will be in late January or early February. Please check the CIGRE monthly newsletters for updates on the competition date.


The Abstract must: 

  1. Be in English
  2. Use the template available from:
  3. Summarise the contents of the presentation
  4. Be a maximum of two pages, but a minimum of 500 words.
  5. it is important to note the candidates do not need to submit a full paper for this event: this is for a showcase of presentations only
  6. You must be a CIGRE UK NGN member to apply. To join CIGRE UK NGN, click here

*Note: the final decision over whether a presenter can have a slot at the Paris Session will remain with the respective Study Committee chair.