International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020

Competition
  • Apply Before : April 17, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12108
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Opportunity Description

Short Description of International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020

The Qualification Round 2020 of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition is Open NOW! Use your skills and astronomy knowledge to win certificates, awards, and prizes. If you are interested to participate in an international science competition to demonstrate your skills and unleash your creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, Apply to IAAC competition and get awards. You have the opportunity to become your country ambassador at IAAC.

Deadline

Friday 17. April 2020 Extended: May 15, 2020

Benefits / Prizes/Awards of IAAC

Successful participants receive many certificates, awards, cash prizes, and honors:

  • All Participants: Official Participation Certificate
  • All Finalists: Gold, Silver, Bronze Honour
  • Prize: 200 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
  • Prize:150 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
  • Prize:100 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate

Special Regional Awards:

  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of Africa
  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of Europa
  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of Greater Middle East
  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of South Asia
  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of South East Asia
  • 1, 2, 3. Regional Award of America

We understand the crucial role of teachers and schools for scientific education. Because of that, we award several school awards to honor the efforts of the teachers and the schools:

  • IAAC School Award for Most Participants: This award receives the school with the most overall participants of the qualification round to honor the efforts of the teachers for encouraging students to participate in scientific competitions.
  • IAAC School Award for Most Finalists: This special award receives the school with the most students that have shown outstanding performance and have participated in the pre-final and/or final round.
  • IAAC School Award for Excellence: This award receives the school with many outstanding students that have achieved high results throughout the overall competition to honor the quality education in general.

 

Rounds / Process

  1. Qualification Round: The qualification round 2020 consists of five astronomy problems and you can submit your solutions online until 17. April 2020. All participants receive certificates.
    2. Pre-Final Round: Successful participants can register for the pre-final round: You have one week to solve the ten challenging problems of the pre-final round.
    3. Final Round: Successful finalists can participate in the final round: You will take a supervised exam of 60 minutes. The winners receive certificates and cash prizes worth over 700 USD.

 

Eligibility

  • Be high school or university students
  • Nationals of any country can apply
  • The applicants are divided into two categories (under the age of 18 or over 18 years ). Based on your category, you need to score more points to get qualified for prizes.
  • Complete and submit the qualification round solution form.
  • Students from all grades from all countries can apply.

 

General Information about IAAC

Astronomy is an outstanding scientific subject that has inspired us, humans, for thousands of years: The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition takes this fascinating subject and gives students the opportunity to challenge their astronomy and astrophysics knowledge in a friendly competition and – by participating – to learn more about this interesting subject and to extend their horizon. The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition takes place annually on an international level.

How to apply?

Applicants should download the qualification round form and provide the solution for five scientific questions and submit them online.

If you want to become an IAAC ambassador, you should provide an application letter, CV, academic transcript and/or academic degree and apply Online.

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