CIGRE UK NGN Young Member Showcase Competition 2022 – Call for Abstracts

By 16th August 2021 Blog, NGN Events, UK News No Comments
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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. CIGRE Session 2022 will take place from 28th August to 2nd September 2022 at the Palais des congrès in Paris. 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. Representatives will be selected for nomination by assessment of a full technical paper and 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. 2021’s YM Showcase Competition saw three UK competition winners receive free conference tickets to the virtual 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 2022 Session to the Technical Team Lead, Max McFarlane (, by 17th September 2021.

Topics for abstracts/papers/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.). Papers will be scored on novelty, definition of the problem, robustness, quality of writing etc.

This year, we’ll look to invite shortlisted candidates to submit a full paper, by 19th November 2021.

Lastly, the final shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in the showcase presentation competition. More details will be released at a later date.

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 the middle of January 2022. Please check the CIGRE monthly newsletters for updates on the competition date.


The abstract must:

  1. Be in English.
  1. Use the template available from:

  1. Summarise the contents of the paper.
  1. Be a maximum of two pages, but a minimum of 500 words.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.