The OAE Review on
Student Competitions


School level student competitions come in different forms. Some competitions like Olympiads give importance to challenging problems and invite the brightest students to solve them in a time bound manner. Some other competitions invite students to participate in small research projects. Such projects can be in the form of building a small gadget or can be collecting data from a simple experiment or preparing a detailed plan proposal for a futuristic idea. There are also a number of outreach oriented competitions, like astronomy themed drawing / photography contests, theater performances or quizzes. These types of competitions pique student interest in Astronomy. The review gives an overview of this wide spectrum of competitions across the globe.

Mini-review document

This review was the topic of a session at the 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop. The proceedings from this session have been adapted into a mini-review (PDF file 7.34 MB) .