Competition rules and regulations

Before registering for Brainfinity 2020, please read the rules and regulations carefully.

How to create a team?

Who can register?

Who will be in the jury?

How to register?

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When is the registration deadline?

When does the first competition level take place?

Where will the finals be held?

What tasks can you expect?

The Brainfinity competition has 2 stages

Online challenge and the finals

Brainfinity challenge

The Brainfinity challenge takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM.

On our homepage, we will post 3 tasks which the teams can solve online, at home, at the school, at a cafe or any other location. They have 2 hours to solve these 3 tasks, after which they submit their answers.

Brainfinity finals

The Brainfinity finals take place at IMO.

In the finals, the teams have 2 hours and 30 minutes to solve 2 tasks, submit the answers and the presentation for the jury, and prepare for the presentation which is scored. The teams will solve the problems in separate rooms using computers and tablets.

Team registration

Each team has 4 members. The members are elementary school students attending years 5 through 8, and the team enters the category of the oldest team member. Once you have formed a team, you have to find a teacher who will support and mentor it.

Then, think of a team name, email and logo, make a team photo, and REGISTER.

Try to be as original as possible, as it will affect the jury’s perception of your team. If you register a team name that has been taken, you will be notified and asked to change it. A team is registered once their teacher has confirmed the registration.

Brainfinity challenge – rules:

In order to take part in this challenge, you will need a computer with an internet connection and a room where your team can work without being disturbed. You can use multiple computers, tablets, mobile phones and other devices – any technology you have at your disposal.

Stay alert, as we will post the Brainfinity 2020 tasks on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM on our homepage. From that moment on, you will have 2 hours to solve the tasks and send the answers to the jury.

Solving tasks online and submitting answers

Together with your teammates, choose a location where you will do the tasks. But remember:

You only have 2 hours to complete the tasks in the challenge!

If you fail to complete the tasks within this time frame, you will have an opportunity to take part in the Brainfinity competition the following year.

Once you have solved the problem, you need to prepare your answers before sending them to the jury. Bear in mind that the jury also evaluates the form in which you submit the answers. All the answers combined must not exceed 5 MB.

Once you have prepared your answers, go to the team login page and upload your files.

Publishing challenge results and qualifying for the finals

The answers are reviewed by the jury members who mark them from 0 to 20.

The teams are ranked for each class based on the sum of all marks. The top five teams in each class qualify for the finals, and the list of finalists is published on the homepage by the end of the day on March 14, 2020.

Brainfinity finals – rules:

The finalists have more than a month to prepare for the finals.

On the day of finals, the teams arrive with their mentors an hour before the start and are presented with all the necessary details.

The teams are then taken to their respective ICE rooms and are given computers and tablets. At 11 AM, they receive the two final Brainfinity tasks via email.

Final contest at ICE's modern surroundings

All the teams are presented with the same two tasks, but in different rooms. Their mentors cannot keep them company, however, they, and anyone else who wishes to, can follow their team via live stream. The finals are a bit more demanding, so step up your organizational skills.

You have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the tasks, submit the answers, prepare your presentation and think of a way to present your solution to the jury when the time comes!

After the two and a half hours, the teams are required to present their solutions.

The teams are joined by their teachers and can use a projection screen for their presentation. After the presentations, the jury withdraws, marks each team and decides on the winners.

Winner announcement and award ceremony

At the end of the competition, the jury announces the winner and provides a detailed explanation of their decision. This is followed by the official award ceremony.

The best team receives tablets, medals and trophies, as well as numerous other benefits, while the teachers get a free one-year membership at the Institute for Contemporary Education, where they can gain skills and experience regarding problem solving.