International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition for School/University Students: Submit by April 14
The Qualification Round 2019 of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition has opened! Use your skills and astronomy knowledge to win certificates, awards, and prizes.
The IAAC gives you the unique opportunity to show your knowledge and astronomy skills! The IAAC is the biggest online astronomy competition for students from all countries.
Who can participate
All students (high school or university) that are at least 10 years old are allowed to participate. Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate!
However, there are two age categories: Junior (under 18 years by 14 April 2019) and Youth (over 18 years by 14 April 2019)
Students from both categories will receive the same problems in all rounds, however, students that are in the Youth category will have to reach more points (e.g. to qualify for the pre-final round, students that are under 18 years have to solve three problems correctly and students that are over 18 years have to solve four problems correctly).
Benefits and Prizes
Successful participants receive many certificates, awards, cash prizes, and honours:
All Participants: Official Participation Certificate
All Finalists: Special Finalists Certificate
1. Prize: 200 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
2. Prize: 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
3. 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
The following awards are given 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 an 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.
The IAAC Network: Winners and former participants of IAAC become automatically part of the IAAC network: This network consists of outstanding and talented students from all around the world!
Process and Rounds
The qualification round 2019 consists of five astronomy problems and you can submit your solutions online until 14 April 2019. All participants receive certificates.
Successful participants can register for the pre-final round: You have one week to solve the ten challenging problems of the pre-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.
You have to be a high-school or university student to participate in IAAC 2019. Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate! You should be smart, open-minded, and creative to solve the science problems.
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Click here for submission link and here for the official website.
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