Applications are invited for the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) 2019. The IAAC gives you the unique opportunity to show your knowledge and astronomy skills!
The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition is an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills and to unleash their creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. IAAC gives you the unique opportunity to apply your skills to challenging problems.
Successful participants receive many certificates, awards, cash prizes, and honors:
- All Participants: Official Participation Certificate
- All Finalists: Special Finalists Certificate
- First Prize: 200 USD Cash Prize, Special Prize Certificate
- Second Prize: 150 USD Cash Prize, Special Prize Certificate
- Third Prize: 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 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
They understand the crucial role of teachers and schools for scientific education. Because of that, they 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 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!
- 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.
Process and Rounds
- Qualification Round: The qualification round 2019 consists of five astronomy problems and you can submit your solutions online until April 14, 2019. All participants receive certificates.
- 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.
- 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.
Deadline: April 14, 2019
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