International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020 is Open now!

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. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.

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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. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.

Astronomy is an outstanding scientific subject that has inspired us, humans, for thousands of years: The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition gives students the opportunity to challenge their astronomy knowledge in a friendly competition and – by participating – to learn more about this interesting subject. IAAC has the aim to be accessible to all students from all countries regardless of their background. Furthermore, the IAAC uses today’s technologies and the global connection through the internet to make this competition possible. Astronomy is a great motivation for students to get in touch with science and to start a professional career as a researcher or engineer.

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition are proud to be one of the biggest independent global competition that promotes the learning of astronomy and is not affiliated to an organization or institution.

Location:

Online

Benefits

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

  • All Participants: Official Participation Certificate
  • All Finalists: Gold, Silver, Bronze Honours
  • 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

Besides that, you can become an official IAAC ambassador and inspire other youths for astronomy:

  • Become IAAC Ambassador: As an ambassador, you have the power to operate in the name of IAAC and to inspire other youths for astronomy and science! All official IAAC ambassadors additionally receive a personal ambassador page to manage their activities. Learn more on their website.
  • Special Ambassador Awards: Special awards are given each year to the most active ambassadors to honor their excellent performance and for encouraging other youths.

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 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!

Eligibilities

There are two age categories:

  • Junior: under 18 years on 15. May 2020 (submission deadline)
  • Youth: over 18 years on 15. May 2020 (submission deadline)
  • Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate!
  • You have to be a high-school or university student.

Depending on your age category you will have to score more points to qualify for the next round. To solve the problems you should be interested in astronomy, smart, and creative. You should also have a working internet connection to submit your solution online.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2020 (39 Days Remaining)

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