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.
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.
1. Chairperson’s responsibilities
The jury is asked to base their scoring on the following scoresheets and scoring guidelines:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Croatia||Youth Research Center||Magdalena Živković||Croatia.pdf||icm.ihr/iypt|
|Macedonia||Private Yahya Kemal College Struga||Neslihan Dursun||Macedonia.pdf||–|
|Mexico||Universidad Panamericana, Campus Aguascalientes||Luis Alfonso Guerrero Rodriguez||Mexico.pdf||iypt.ags.up.mx|
|Greece||Hellenic Physical Society (EEF)||Apostolos Michaloudis||Greece.pdf||iypt.gr|
|India||Jasudben M. L. School||Shashikant Pandey||India.pdf||–|
|South Africa||Parklands College||Don Duffield||SA.pdf||–|