We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural CEE 3MPlanet competition!

1st – Isabella Cuervo-Lorens

2nd- Georgina Steel

Public Vote Winner – Camiel Leake

Watch the Final

This year, the Centre for Energy Ethics held its inaugural 3MPlanet competition. Aimed at honours students from the University of St Andrews across all disciplines, whose dissertation research addressed issues of climate change, energy and/or climate action, the competition challenged students to record an engaging and informative presentation on their research topic – in just three minutes. You can find more information about the competition here: 3MPlanet | Energy Ethics

We have received a high number of excellent entries and were impressed with the quality of research done by our students, and their ability to communicate the importance of their topics to general publics. You can see presentations prepared by all competition finalists here: 3M Planet Finalists | Energy Ethics

After a long deliberation, the jury decided to award the first prize to Isabella Cuervo-Lorens. Introducing the winning entry, Carlos Galan-Diaz, the chair of the jury, said that the jury ‘were really impressed with the way in which she conveyed the importance of the research, demonstrating her knowledge of the topic – but also at the same time drawing the audience in with a really excellent delivery and leaving the audience with a clear and inspiring call to action.’

The second prize was awarded to Georgina Steel for her engaging and informative competition entry. Jury members were ‘particularly impressed with how well researched, well-paced and well explained it was’, and just how much information Georgina was able to convey in a clear and engaging manner in just three minutes.

The final prize in the competition was awarded on the basis of a public vote. The student whose presentation received most votes from members of the public, and our public vote laureate is Camiel Leake. Announcing the public vote winner, the jury remarked that Camiel was not only able to explain his research really well, but also ‘showed a lot of passion and enthusiasm for the topic.’

Whilst the final concluded the inaugural 3MPlanet competition – the conversations addressing themes of the competition – climate change, energy and climate action – will continue as we count down to the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November.

In addition to cash prizes, the three winners will be invited to present their research in more detail during a CEE Countdown to COP26 event in autumn 2021.

3MPlanet will return next year.