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.
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 & Runner-up) 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
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
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.
Please click on the following links:
National Skill Competition for Best of the Best Welders – 2021National Best Welding Engineers’ Competition – 2021
Aspirant Welding Engineers’ Competition – 2021