2024 International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition with Prizes

International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition with Prizes

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The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition application call is open for 2024! The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition gives you the unique opportunity to show your knowledge and astronomy skills!

International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2024 Details

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.

In general, astronomy is a great motivation for students to get in touch with science. Their society is in need of capable scientists and engineers that develop, shape and maintain the innovations of the future.

The initial motivation through scientific events and competitions can encourage students to a professional career as a researcher or engineer.

Eligibility

In order to participate in the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition, you have to be a high-school or university student. Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate! There are two age categories:

  • Junior: under 18 years.
  • Youth: over 18 years.

Astronomy and astrophysics require knowledge from multiple fields: This includes in particular physics and math. Participants can use normal astronomy books to prepare for the problems – general scientific knowledge and math skills will be helpful. You can learn more here: Training Problems

Who can enter the competition?

 The competition uses the possibilities of the modern internet to give all students the opportunity to participate regardless of nation, region, school, or affiliation. Every student may participate on his own – there is no affiliation of your school or teacher to IAAC required to participate in this competition.

Competition Entry fee

  • Online entry (current ABR subscriber) – $20
  • Online entry (standard/non subscriber) – $30*

Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months.

International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2024 Prizes

  • Prize, Youth 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
  • Prize, Youth 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
  • Prize, Youth 50 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate
  • Prize, Junior 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
  • Prize, Junior 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
  • Prize, Junior 50 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate
  • National Awards Special National Award Certificate (best participant from each country)
  • All Finalists Bronze Honour, Silver Honour or Gold Honour
  • All Participants Official Participation Certificate

There are also special school awards and awards for ambassadors. You find all the information about the many awards worth over 700 USD in total in IAAC 2024 information flyer (Download PDF) and on this page: Prizes and Awards

Competition Application Guide

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition consists of three rounds: the qualification round, pre-final round, and final round. Each round has it’s unique features to enable a challenging and interesting experience.

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 via the submission form: Qualification Round 2024

Participants who have solved the qualification round successfully are qualified to participate in the pre-final round. You have to score at least 15 points (junior, under 18 years) or 20 points (youth, over 18 years) to qualify for the pre-final round. 

Participants who have solved the pre-final round successfully are qualified to participate in the final round: an online exam with 20 multiple-choice questions.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the qualification round is 26. April 2024 23:59 UTC+0.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link.

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