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National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders

22/02/2021
The Indian Institute of Welding conducts the “National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders” every year. The preliminaries are conducted at local Branches of IIW-India. The winners from Branch level competitions are eligible to take part in the National Final. The National level competition (Final) - for the Best of the Best Welders is held during the National Welding Seminar (NWS) / International Congress (or as decided by the Institute) at different venues.
This competition is FREE and open to all members of the institute as well as to the non-members. The desirous candidates are required to contact the respective Branches.
Only the best candidate at the Branch level in each category shall be eligible for the National level competition.
The candidates selected for the National level competition shall be provided with free Boarding and Lodging by the Organisers of the National Welding Seminar / International Congress.
The Best of the Best Welders (Winners) selected at Finals will be given the “IIW-India – voestalpine Bohler Best of the Best Welder Award”, which includes a Cash prize and a certificate for each Category.
The past winners of the National level competitions are not eligible to take part in the same category.
The industries may conduct the competition by themselves and may send the nominations (winners only) directly for final; however, they have to intimate respective IIW-India Branches or HO for the witness and
assessment.
The Winners are eligible for taking part in the International Competitions, subject to the discretion of IIW-India and in accordance with the situation, which will be intimated later.

Eligibility for the Best of the Best Welders:
1. Must be able to read and write in English and / or in any Indian Language.
2. Must have minimum 2 years’ experience in practical welding.
3. Must have basic theoretical knowledge of welding.
4. Must have some knowledge of the Codes / Standards being followed in their workplace.
5. Must be between 18 to 34 years old as on 31.12.2020 (16 years and above for the Students).

General Rules / Procedures
1. The competition should be started by January 2021 and to be held across all the branches of IIW-India and in different industries for Preliminary Round.
2. Branches to propose one person as the single point of contact for this competition.
3. This year the National Welding Seminar (NWS) is scheduled to be held in Vadodara and the Final competition is also planned to be conducted in Vadodara on 6th of April 2021, or as decided by the organisers.
4. The preliminary competitions must be completed within 28th of February 2021, so that the name of the Winners can be sent for the National level competition by the 7th of March 2021 positively.
5. Carrying out the competition through the Branch will be the complete responsibility of Branch Management.
Also, they will witness the competitions to be held in different industries in their jurisdiction.
6. Two to three days staying is expected at the venue for the National Finals.
7. The results of the Finals will be declared, and prizes will be distributed, during the Inaugural Session of the
National Welding Seminar, on 8th of April 2021, in Vadodara.
8. Competition will be for five categories, which are:
A. Best Structural Welder (SMAW) - 2F & 3G Positions together (Carbon Steel);
B. Best Structural Welder (GMAW) - 2F & 3G Positions together (Carbon Steel);
C. Best Pipe Welder (SMAW) - 6G Position (Carbon Steel);
D. Best Pipe Welder (GMAW) - 6G Position (Carbon Steel);
E. Best Pipe Welder (GTAW) - 6G Position (Carbon Steel).

For more info please click on the link below:
http://iiwindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Brochure-for-Best-of-the-Best-Welders-Competition-2020.pdf