Wales & West Branch Paper Competition - Call for Entries

The Wales and Western Branch are hosting their Annual Paper Competition on the evening of Tuesday the 29th of June, the synopsis topic can be anything related to the pipeline industries. Please submit your 250 word synopses by the 4th of June.


How to submit your synopsis to be in a chance to be in the Wales and West Professional Development Network Final, win £250 and a have chance to present at the National Guild Conference in 2022 take a look at the information below.

The Challenge - For developing professionals to submit a 250 word synopsis by Friday the 11th of June 2021 on any subject associated with the pipeline industry including, but by no means limited to, waste & potable water, gas, oil, health & safety, the environment, logistics, district heating, planning and resources.

The shortlisted synopses will be required to give a 15 minute presentation on their chosen topic to an audience and panel of judges (in webinar form) on the evening of the 29th of June 2021.


Speaker - Adam Wynne Hughes, Immediate Past Chair of The Pipeline Industries Guild and President of Stanley Oil & Gas will be our Guest speaker at the Final. Adam will be speaking about his experience within the Guild and what he feels the benefits  of becoming involved the Professional Development Network are with The Pipeline Industries Guild.


Assessment Criteria, at all stages marks shall be awarded according to the following criteria:


  1. Relevance/potential benefit to the pipeline industry
  2. Originality and professional content of material
  3. Degree of personal involvement and depth of knowledge demonstrated in specified area
  4. Quality and enthusiasm of presentation; excitement/engagement and time limits
  5. Ability to deal with questions


How to enter: Email submissions to by the 11th of June 2021. Entrants will be contacted within a week following the deadline.


Conditions of entry:


  • Synopses and presentations are to be composed and delivered individually
  • Entrants must be able to attend the presentation evening on the 29th of June
  • Synopses received after the deadline will not be entered into the competition


June 11th, 2021 9:00 AM   to   12:00 PM

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