Rules for the Leroy Prize

Rules for The Leroy Proze

IIW organises a two-yearly competition (every even year) for the award of the André Leroy Prize created in 1980. The competition is open to large circulation multi media document (including video and computer programmes) intended for use in Education and Training in any aspect of welding and allied processes (brazing, hot spraying, thermal cutting, etc.) at any level (engineers, technicians, welders, etc.).


Each member country may submit two multi media documents. Each entry shall be submitted by the appropriate delegation; in no circumstances can a submission by the producer or distributor of the films or video systems be accepted.

To be eligible for entry, the material shall contribute to scientific and/or technical training or teaching relating to:
  • the welding processes or allied processes;
  • the application of these processes, including the safety problems to which they may give rise;
  • the quality control of welded joints or of the results of the application of allied processes;
  • the problems raised by the behaviour of materials and welded constructions.

Multi media documents produced by commercial firms may be entered for the competition if it has been made for Education and Training purposes, and is not restricted to promoting a particular piece of equipment or consumable. It is incumbent upon each national delegation to judge whether material is eligible for the competition, taking into account the indications given above.

The multi media documents entered for the competition may include a commentary in the official language of IIW or in any other language. In the latter case, it is obligatory to submit with the document a comprehensive written document describing the multi media document in the official language of IIW.

To be eligible for the competition, the documents shall have been presented in the public domain in the four years prior to the date of the meeting of the Jury.

The Award

The Prize shall consist of a commemorative medal bearing the effigy of André Leroy, donated by the French Delegation. The Prize will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the IIW Annual Assembly which follows the meeting of the Jury. The prize winning document will be shown on this occasion or during the Annual Assembly week, depending on the nature of the document and the technical requirements for it to be shown.

Leroy Prize Process

The documents entered shall be considered by a Jury composed of the members of the Technical Management Board. The Chairman of the Technical Management Board shall act as the Chairman of the Jury and will have a decisive vote. The TMB decision shall be approved by the Board of Directors.
The Chairman of the Technical Management Board may at his discretion invite one or two specialists in subjects covered by the films or video systems entered to attend the meeting of the Jury in order to provide its members with expert advice, if this is requested.

Application Requirements

A copy of the entry form, together with one copy of the multi media document, the text of the commentary in English and the entry fee shall be sent to:

IIW Secretariat
Z.I. Paris Nord II BP 51362
95942 Roissy CDG Cedex

and shall be delivered not later than 30 November of the current year. Each competitor shall be prepared to deliver copies of the multi media system to the Jury members, following the instructions received from the IIW Secretariat. The copies provided might be either covered by a Copyright or under the form of demo versions. To meet the expenses incurred in the organisation of the competition, an entry fee shall be fixed on each occasion by the Board of Directors. This fee shall be paid to the IIW Secretariat.

More information is available by contacting the IIW General Secretariat.