International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020

Apply for International Astrophysics Competition 2020

Benefits / Prizes of Astrophysics Competition 2020
Successful participants receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and honours:
  • All Participants: Official Participation Certificate
  • All Finalists: Gold, Silver, Bronze Honour
  • 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
There also wseveral school awards to honour 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 honour 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 honour 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.

Main criteria

  • You have to be a high-school or university student to participate in IAAC 2020;
  • Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate!
The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 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.

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