Formation of Team

National representation quota

A team could consist of two team leader and up to 3 students from junior (Alpha) group and up to 2 students from Senior (Beta) group. Observers are also welcome.

Additional contestant quota

Diploma winners of previous IAO may be included to the group Beta of the team (personal invitation) over and above quota, provided that they meet the age limits.

Team Leaders

Out of two team leaders, one team leader is obliged to serve in International Jury Board.

Eligibility to be a contestant

  1. Students belong to the tertiary education institutes (Universities, technical colleges or similar higher education institutes) are not eligible to contest in this competition.
  2. Students who finished their school education are not eligible to be a contestant.
  3. Each contestant should be older than 14 years by the 31st of December 2018 (i.e. born in 2004 or later)

There are two groups of contestants take part in the competition. The junior group is called Alpha group and the senior group is called Beta group.

To be included in team Alpha group (Country quota is 3)

  1. Should be a first-time participant of IAO
  2. Age should be less than 15 years old by the 1st of January 2018. (i.e. born after the 1st of January 2003)
  3. The last Form educating student cannot participate in the junior group

To be included in team Beta group (Country quota is 2)

  1. If the contestant is a first-time participant of IAOs whos age is less than 18 year by the 1st of January 2018 (i.e. student born after the 1st of January 2010), the contestant is eligible to be in Beta group.
  2. If the contestant is a second-time participant of IAOs whos age is less than 17 year by the 1st of January 2018 (i.e. student born after the 1st of January 2011), the contestant is eligible to be in Beta group.
  3. If the contestant is a third-time participant of IAOs whos age is less than 16 year by the 1st of January 2018 (i.e. student born after the 1st of January 2012), the contestant is eligible to be in Beta group.

National representation quota

Number of IAO events of participated  Birth Year
 1999 and earlier 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
 Never
1
 2 and more
Participation permitted in both alpha and beta groups Participation permitted in beta groups
Participation not permitted Impossible situation