2022 Global Nuclear Science and Engineering Commencement – Student Competition


  • Are you a current student or recent graduate (within two years) of nuclear engineering or related science?
  • Are you interested in issues related to nuclear and society, i.e. climate change, Net Zero, energy transition, public relations etc.?
  • Can you explain your viewpoint, thoughts and feelings in any format in 3 minutes?


If you answered yes to those questions, enter the 2022 Student Competition of the Global Nuclear Science and Engineering Commencement.


*The competition is now closed. Thank you very much for your participation!*



The following guidelines apply to the Global Forum Student Competition “Nuclear and society - What does this relationship mean to you?” By participating in the competition, you undertake to comply with and abide by these rules and provide all information required. You understand that any failure to do so could result in disqualification.

The competition was open until 30 May 2022. Any entries received after 30 May 2022 23:59 CET will not be considered.

Competition theme: Nuclear and society - What does this relationship mean to you?


Competition winner: Noelia Olivia Fuentes Solis



How to participate

  1. Complete the online Global Commencement Registration Form  to enter this competition and send your submission (or a link to your entry) and the signed Grant of Rights Agreement and Data Protection Notice to:  GF-Commencement@oecd-nea.org
  2. Any type of submission will be accepted – visual art, music, video, digital media, presentation in the form of a pitch etc.
  3. Any submission format is acceptable if it can be displayed and presented via social media and through current video conference platforms.
  4. In case of a recording (audio or video), the length should not be longer than 3 minutes.
  5. Whenever possible, the language used should be English or French. If this is not possible, it must be accompanied by subtitles in English or French.
  6. Submissions must not contain violence, profanity, sexual content or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.
  7. Your submission(s) must be your own original creation - no copyrighted music, video, or images may be used.
  8. Your submission must not infringe on any third party rights.
  9. Your submission must not have been produced for compensation or posted previously on any OECD NEA or OECD websites.
  10. The deadline for submission is 30 May 2022 23:59 CET. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Once the submission has taken place, there will be no opportunity to revise it.

Participation criteria

  1. Participants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or have graduated after 1 January 2022. Proof of enrolment or date of graduation will be required from all finalists.
  2. All nuclear science and engineering degrees will be considered (e.g., nuclear engineering, radiological protection, energy engineering, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, etc.).
  3. OECD and OECD NEA staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, contractor, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, can participate but are not eligible to win.

Winner selection and award

  1. As submissions are received, the OECD NEA will vet all entries for suitability.
  2. An OECD NEA Jury will select the winner based on the following criteria: creativity, substance, production value and overall impact.
  3. The five best submissions will be posted on the OECD NEA website.
  4. The Jury's decision is final, and neither the Jury nor the OECD NEA will respond to correspondence justifying its decision.
  5. Shortlisted participants (five) will be informed by 22 June 2022 and invited to attend the Global Commencement where the winner will be announced.
  6. The winner will receive an award to attend an international conference. The award will cover travel costs, hotel accommodation and a living allowance for the duration of the conference.
  7. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


Additional information

For any questions regarding the competition, please contact globalforum@oecd-nea.org 

Please read the Terms and Conditions here. 

Personal Data Protection Notice for the Global Forum Student Competition “Nuclear and Society - What does this relationship mean to you?”

The OECD is committed to protecting the personal data it processes, in accordance with its Personal Data Protection Rules. 

The OECD NEA is using this competition to collect personal data, including your name, email address(es) and the content of your entry. The data will be used to carry out the competition, publish the five shortlisted contributions and announce the winner.  

The personal data we collect will be stored at the OECD headquarters and retained until the competition and all related communication is completed. Only the OECD and the OECD NEA have access to your data. 

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