Young Actuaries World Cup

 
YAWC logo pic IAA
Run by the International Actuarial Association (IAA), the Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC) is a friendly, global competition for young actuaries (under 35).

The competition aims to: 

1. Engage young actuaries on topical issues;
2. Provide an opportunity for young actuaries to showcase their skills under the framework of the profession's premier global event: the International Congress of Actuaries (ICA); and
3. Ensure that younger generations see themselves represented within the IAA and its member associations.

The inaugural edition of the YAWC will be held in 2022/2023. The Finals round will be hosted at ICA2023 in Sydney. 

THE COMPETITION

Create a short video (no longer than 7-minutes) expressing your views about how the profession can be advanced in the future, in relation to the competition theme, Bridge to Tomorrow

Participants are highly encouraged to be creative, and to communicate their ideas in interesting and inspiring ways. Graphics, music or humour are encouraged. 

Four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney.

Finalists will receive their flights, accommodation and their ICA2023 tickets for free. 

COMPETITION THEME 

The YAWC theme is aligned with the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow. Participants can enter with their own interpretation of the theme, which could cover issues such as (but not limited to):

  • New areas in which actuarial skills are being used
  • How actuaries can contribute to a better society
  • Innovative ways of tackling big global issues
  • The opportunities and limits of data analytics and AI
Participants can also focus on:

  • A formula or mathematical equation: this could be an innovative design or a new usage
  • A product: present a new product, or  an existing one a new usage or new features, etc
  • Data Analytics: provide insights into how data is analyzed or the results that derive from that.
  • Climate issues: how can actuaries contribute to knowledge in this area.

HOW TO ENTER

On or before 31st October 2022 at 8am ET, submit your video to karla.zuniga@actuaries.org from the IAA Secretariat including all the information outlined in the Rules Book!

Note: An initial review of all videos will be made to ensure appropriateness. All participating videos will be posted on the IAA YouTube channel and actuview/actupool. Finalist videos will also be posted on the ICA2023 virtual platform.


Competition Requirements

The following six rules apply:

1. The competition is open to all individuals born on or after 1st June 1988 and who are members or students of any Full or Associate Member Association (MA) of the IAA. The IAA reserves the right to request an MA to confirm the applicant’s membership.
2. Participants who are members of multiple MAs shall choose only one MA to represent.
3. Participants are not meant to represent the views of their respective MA during the competition.
4. Videos must be entered in the English language. However, the IAA values inclusiveness and the level of English used by the participants shall not be part of the judging criteria. Subtitles may be used in the presentation to help the understanding, but both language spoken and subtitles shall be in English.
5. The competition is restricted to individual participation. No teams are allowed.
6. The participants acknowledge that videos submitted will be posted on the IAA YouTube channel, actuview and to the ICA platform in compliance with the regulations of the Congress.


Competition Timeframe

August 2022: Competition opens to all young actuaries under 35 and members of IAA member associations.
October 31st, 2022: Last day to submit video to the Young Actuaries World Cup Competition. 
December 8th, 2022: Announcement of quarter-finalists.
January 2023: Quarter-finals competition per Continental Zone.
January 31st, 2023: Announcement of semi-finalists.
February 9th, 2023: Last day to submit any potential video updates.
February 2023: Semi-finalists competition.
March 31st, 2023: Four finalists announcement.
May 22nd, 2023: Deadline for finalists to submit potential video update
May 28th, 2023: ICA2023 begins.
May 31st, 2023: Young Actuaries World Cup Champion announcement at the ICA2023 closing ceremony.