The competition is open to students aged 14-18, who are currently enrolled in secondary schools in IAEA Member States.
Teams must have at least three students but there is no upper limit to a team’s size (although just three students per finalist team will be invited and supported to attend the conference). Preference will be given to teams with at least 50% female representation.
Teams may be composed of students from a single school, or from a number of schools working together. No more than one entry per team can be considered.
Submissions for the competition should be sent to the IAEA competition focal point – Ms Heeweon Hyun – at the following e-mail address: H.Hyun@iaea.org. The subject line of the e-mail should be: [International Student Competition] Project Abstract (Team Name, Country).
Each submission should include the following:
(a) An abstract of the project (maximum 300 words), provided as a PDF file (template available on conference website LINK), providing the outline of what will be produced, including motivation, methods, expected results and conclusions
(b) Team composition details (students’ names and date of birth, accompanying teacher’s name and official title in the school, school’s full address)
Abstracts must be in English.
The deadline for submission is 1 December 2017 midnight (CET). Applications submitted after this time will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, there will not be an opportunity to revise it.
Project summary – video or digital media presentation
Shortlisted participants should submit the summary of their projects for the international student competition to the following e-mail address: H.Hyun@iaea.org. The subject line of the e-mail should be: [International Student Competition] Project Video (Team Name).
Each submission should be:
(a) A video, or digital media presentation, summarizing the implementation details and outcomes of the project (maximum 3 minutes)
(b) Free of copyrighted materials such as music, images and video clips that may violate or infringe upon the copyright of any other person or organization. It is the responsibility of the participants and not of the IAEA to ensure that all contents used in the project is free from copyright.
Videos in a language other than English must have English subtitles. Videos can be shot with mobile phones in landscape mode.
In addition, by submitting the project summary, participants agree to assign to the IAEA the copyright to publish the video or digital media presentation on the IAEA website, social media and other platforms and certify that no other rights have been granted which could conflict with the right hereby given to the IAEA.
The deadline for submission is 2 March 2018 midnight (CET). Submissions received after this time will not be considered. Once the video or digital media presentation has been submitted, there will not be an opportunity to revise it. If an infringement of copyright is notified at any stage of the competition, the team will be immediately disqualified.
Presentation and nominations
Five teams (composed of maximum three students and one accompanying teacher per team) selected by the IAEA as finalists will be given the opportunity to present their project live at the Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, on 28-31 May 2018.
Adult professional teachers who plan to accompany the selected finalist teams should send a list of team members who plan to travel as well as the completed required documents in a single e-mail to the following e-mail address: H.Hyun@iaea.org. The subject line of the e-mail should be: [International Student Competition] Nomination (Team Name, Country).
Required documents include:
(a) Participation Form (Form A)
(b) Form for Submission of Project (Form B)
(c) Grant Application Form (Form C)
(d) Parental Consent Form
The deadline for submission is 27 April 2018 midnight (CET). Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
For any questions regarding the competition, please contact Ms. Heeweon Hyun, H.Hyun@iaea.org.