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Official Regulations

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Here you will find the official AYPT Regulations (Version January 2016) as well as information on the Regulations of the IYPT.

Moreover you will find a summary of recent changes of the AYPT Regulations.

Regulations of the IYPT

The regulations of the IYPT are established and maintained by the International Organizing Committee (IOC). An up to date version can be obtained from their website at www.iypt.org.

The Regulations of the AYPT

The Regulations of the AYPT are established and maintained by the Executive Committee (ECO) of the association "Austrian Young Physicists' Tournament". They are a version of the international regulations, adapted to a smaller number of participants and extended for the points regulating the formation of an Austrian National Team.

Starting with the AYPT 2016 there is a Photo- and Video Policy (Version 2015).

There has also been an update to the Policy regarding Foreign Teams (Version 2015).

Due to the complex structure of the tournament the regulations seem to be a little bit complicated at first glimpse. You can find simpler explanations on the Course of the tournament in the section basic info.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us via info@aypt.at. We are always eager to answer all questions you might have.

Changes of the AYPT Regulations

Usually the Executive Committee changes the AYPT Regulations only once per year. These yearly changes are necessary to keep up with changes in the IYPT Regulations and to perform adaptions due to experiences.
Normally these changes are performed between November and January. That means that after changes have been published in this time period the new version of the Regulations will be in force for the upcoming AYPT in spring.
In case that additional changes would be necessary all participating teams would be informed. We, however, want to make clear that such extraordinary changes would be an exception and usually only one update per year is performed.

Below you will find a short summary of recent changes on the AYPT Regulations (newest first).

Changes January 2016

Changes December 2014

Changes September 2011

Changes December 2006


2016-01-03 — AYPT 2016

General information on, the invitation to and the preliminary schedule of the 18 th Austrian Young Physicists' Tournament 2016 are available now as well as some changes in the regulations !!


2015-10-05 — General Assembly 2015

The General Assembly 2015 will take place on November 28, 2015.


2015-07-09 — Problems for 2016

The Problems for 2016 can be found here .


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