1. Regulations of the IYPT
The IYPT is a legal organization, established in Mulhouse, France. Thus, its official statutes are in French. Nevertheless, since the official language of the IYPT is English, an authoritative translation to English is provided.
3. IOC Meetings
4. EC Meetings
5. Important Decisions
This page lists important decisions that have been formally taken by the Executive Committee. In particular, any important decisions taken outside the scope of the regular meetings will be documented. Decisions taken during meetings are documented in the respective minutes.
Registration of teams
The treasurer should suggest which visitors and teams are considered registered even though the registration fee is not paid by the deadline and that the president should make the final decision.
Participation of Teams
In order to participate teams have to be present in the host country and must have met with one of the organizers at the time of drawing of lots.
Jurors must either have
- a degree in physics,
- a degree in physics education and three years of teaching experience in physics at a secondary school level.
This applies to all persons acting as jurors: team leaders who act as jurors and independent jurors.
Live streaming during 5th Physics Fight (PF) and the Final Fight
In order to promote IYPT and the unusual and thrilling format of PFs, it has been agreed on that during PF 5 and the finals all recording, streaming and other form of coverage (including texts or photos) of fights is allowed. Live streaming is only allowed in PF 5 and the finals. By taking part in IYPT, participants agree with all above mentioned forms of coverage for propagation purposes.
Answers to some clarifying questions concerning this binding decision:
Q: For PFs 1-4, is it allowed to publish immediately after a fight?
Q: What about photos or a text tickers in PFs 1-4?
A: Both are allowed, including immediately publishing.
Q: Can teams be streamed if they agree in PFs 1-4?
A: Life streams are only allowed in PF5 and the final, it does not depend on which team it is or if they agree or not.
Even if it is your own team.
Q: Can we delay-stream legally taken videos taken in PFs 1-4 later?
6. Physics fight guidelines
In addition to the tournament regulations, there are also official guidelines for correct behavior and conduct during the tournament. Also, important rules regarding time management, teamwork, jury questions, and grading are listed.
7. Guide on hosting an IYPT
1. Chairperson’s responsibilities
Jury members are using following scoresheets for making their grading. The document is available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence to be used and adapted. If doing so, the source of the document and the list of authors (Timotheus Hell, Assen Kyuldiev, Martin Plesch, Natália Ružičková, Eric Schertenleib and Barbora Weszterová) shall be mentioned.
3. Jury committee statements
The Jury Committee would like to emphasize the demand for correct citing of work of others that is used in presentations. It is the responsibility of the team to clearly cite all sources used during the presentation on the respective slide or find another way how to make a clear distinction of own work. Not doing so may result not only in lower grading but potentially also into a disciplinary procedure in cases that shall be considered as plagiarism.
The Jury Committee acknowledges that the role of a reviewer is difficult for both participants and jurors. We once again would like to recommend students focus on key points rather than attempting to list all possibly relevant points (prioritization).
IMO & IOCs
1. About IMOs
An IYPT Member Organization is a legal entity which is officially recognized by the IYPT to represent the IYPT-related interests of a country. In particular, IMOs determine the team and the IOC representative for their country at their discretion. For the selection of the team, an IMO has to set up an appropriate selection procedure which gives all interested students from the respective country a fair chance to compete for a seat in the country’s team.
IMOs gain their status by the vote of the IOC, after a motion of the IMO candidate. If the country in question already has an IOC representative, said representative must approve this motion.
Applications for IMO status can only be made by someone who participated in at least one of 5 most recent IYPTs either as an observer, team member, team leader, or juror. This condition is fulfilled even if the person in question represented a different country at that time. This person must support the application by taking over the position of a team leader of the team selected by the respective IMO.
An IMO loses its right to send an IOC representative after not sending a team to the IYPT in two subsequent years. Furthermore, in this case, other organizations of the country in question may apply for IMO status.
After applying for IMO status, an IMO candidate may nominate a team for the IYPT until the IOC decides their application at the following IOC meeting.
IMO status is usually granted for a period of 5 years, from the moment of approval by the IOC at the IOC meeting until the end of IYPT in the year of expiration. Without re-applying before the start of IOC meeting in the year of expiration, participation at the IOC meeting is not granted.
2. IMO Application Form
Please use the following form in order to file an Application for Recognition as an IYPT Member Organization (IMO) in accordance with Article 7, Section 1 of the Statutes of the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).
Please send a copy via email to Secretary General Timotheus Hell email@example.com and bring the original (with signatures) to an IOC meeting. The email copy should also contain all required signatures.
3. List of current
IMOs and IOC members
(IOC) International Organising Committee
List of IMO Applications
Countries with an organization that has applied to become IMO. Either the IOC has not voted on their application yet, the organization has withdrawn their application or the IOC has not voted in favor.
|Ecuador||Fundación Olimpiadas Ecuatorianas de Ciencias||Erick Abraham Lamilla Rubio||IMO_Application_EC||https://omec-mat.org|
|Kazakhstan||The branch of Non-Profit Joint-Stock Company “National|
Physics and Mathematics School” in Almaty
Contact List of potential IMOs
Countries which are planning to send a guest team, have sent a team or a guest team to IYPT recently or have expressed their indent to do so but have not yet applied for IMO status:
|Malaysia||Jasmin Burton Morgan||–|
Regulations of the IYPT
FORMER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS (SINCE 2011)
|Member (LOC 2018)||Qi Mifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member (LOC 2017)||Yeo Yeemail@example.com|
|Member (LOC 2016)||Olga Inisheva||O.V.Inisheva@urfu.ru|
|Member (LOC 2015)||Prapun Manyumfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member (LOC 2014)||John Balcombeemail@example.com|
|Member||Li Chuan Yongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member (LOC 2013)||Chih-Ta Chiaemail@example.com|
|Member (LOC 2012)||Rudolf Lehnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member (LOC 2011)||Dina Izadiemail@example.com|
|Member (LOC 2010)||Timotheus Hellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Rules of Procedure for IOC Meetings
Physics fight guidelines
- Scoring Guidelines Version: November 2015
- Slides from Jurors meeting 2015
- Introduction to the scoring guidelines (from 2011): https://youtu.be/ioiaqVokGLY
IYPT & LOC Contracts
Below you can find the minutes of EC and IOC meetings and some additional documents for download.
|IOC Meeting hybrid, Kutaisi||July 14, 2021|
|EC Meeting, Timișoara||November 23-24, 2019|
|IOC Meeting online via Zoom||July 16, 2020|
|EC Meeting, Warsaw, Poland||November 23-25, 2018|
|IOC Meeting, Beijing||July 26-27, 2018|
|EC Meeting, Beijing, China||November 25-26, 2017|
|IOC Meeting, Singapore||July 12-13, 2017||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Meeting, Singapore||November 11-13, 2016||PDF, PDF with Attachments, Contract|
|IOC Meeting, Ekaterinburg, Russia||July 3-4, 2016||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Inspection Report, Ekaterinburg, Russia||May 30-31, 2016|
|EC Meeting, Ekaterinburg, Russia||November 20-22, 2015||PDF, Contract|
|IOC Meeting, Ayutthaya, Thailand||July 4-5, 2015|
|EC Inspection Report, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||April 30th – May 1st, 2015|
|EC Meeting, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||November 16-18, 2014|
|IOC Meeting, Shrewsbury, UK||July 10-11, 2014||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Meeting, Abingdon, UK||November 22-24, 2013|
|IOC Meeting, Hualian, Taiwan||July 31 / August 1, 2013||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan||November 10-11, 2012|
|IOC Meeting, Stuttgart, Germany||July 27-28, 2012||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Meeting, Bad Saulgau, Germany||October 28 – 30, 2011|
|IOC Meeting, Isfahan, Iran||July 30, 2011||PDF, Attachments|
|EC Meeting, Tehran, Iran||November 26-28, 2010|
|IOC Meeting, Goesing, Austria||July 16-17, 2010|
|EC Meeting, Vienna, Austria||November 7, 2009|
|IOC Meeting, Tianjin, China||July 28-29, 2009|
|EC Meeting, Tianjin, China||November 17-20, 2008|
|IOC Meeting, Trogir, Croatia||May 28-29, 2008|
|IOC Meeting, Trogir, Croatia||May 22, 2008|
|EC Meeting, Vienna, Austria||October 26-27, 2007|
|IOC Meeting, Seoul, Korea||July 12-13, 2007|
|IOC Meeting, Seoul, Korea||July 6, 2007|
|EC Meeting, Vienna, Austria||November 1-2, 2006|
|IOC Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia||July 12, 2006|
|EC Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia||July 10, 2006|
|EC Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia||July 8, 2006|
|IOC Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia||July 8, 2006|
|IOC Meeting, Winterthur, Switzerland||July 21, 2005|
|IOC Meeting, Winterthur, Switzerland||July 18, 2005|
|EC Meeting, Winterthur, Switzerland||July 14, 2005|
|IOC Meeting, Brisbane, Australia||July 1-2, 2004|
|EC Meeting, Brisbane, Australia||June 29, 2004|
|IOC Meeting, Brisbane, Australia||June 25, 2004|
|IOC Minutes, Modra-Harmonia, Slovakia||October 17-18, 2003|
|IOC Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden||July 5, 2003|
|EC Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden||July 3, 2003|
|IOC Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden||October 5, 2002|
|IOC Meeting, Donaueschingen, Germany||June 4, 1998|
|IOC Meeting (*), Moscow, USSR||April 3-5, 1989|
(*) The IOC was established as a result of this meeting. A translation can be found in this document on page 91.