Procedure

  • All YIA applications received by the ECSS will be checked for fulfilment of the administrative requirements of the YIA. Based on a thorough reviewing process, the contestants that proceed to the final stage of the competition will be selected. These contestants will have the opportunity to present to the jury in Vienna.
  • The top 10 candidates of each category (oral and mini-oral) will be announced on Friday afternoon, 8th July 2016, at the ECSS booth located in the congress exhibition area
  • YIA 2016 winners and former YIA winners will be invited to join the YIA-Cocktail which takes place on Friday evening, 8th July 2016
  • All YIA 2016 winners will be asked to attend the YIA-Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, 9th July 2016, in order to receive their certificates and prize money
  • YIA 2016 winners who do not attend the YIA-Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, 9th July 2016, cannot be considered for the entitlement to prize money
  • The top three of the YIA oral presentations will be invited to represent the ECSS as exchange delegate for the JSPFSM-ECSS exchange in Japan
  • The first of the YIA mini-oral presentations will be invited to represent the ECSS as an exchange delegate for the ESSA-ECSS exchange in Australia