2nd IYNT 2014 in Kyustendil

Factfile

The 2nd International Young Naturalists' Tournament was organized through a joint project between the General Council and the Center for Creative Training, and took place on August 22—27, 2014 in the premises of Emilian Ivanov Gymnasium in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. With 50.50 and 49.33 points in the Finals, respectively, the teams of Georgia and Bulgaria-Sofia shared the gold medals of the competition.

Coverage and media

  • Bojana Pudar. Kad porastem biću… Luka Jevtović (pokazivac.com, Jul 18, 2015) [html]
  • Science Club: Science Club - სამეცნიერო კლუბი (13.10.2014) [html] [html] [html]
  • IYNT 2014 Facebook group (retrieved 18-09-2014) [html] [html]
  • IYNT 2014 by Alexey Krasikov (youtube.com, 13-09-2014) [html]
  • @iyptarchive: "IYNT 2014 absolute winners "Georgians" http://youtu.be/40y5dOb10Pk Our congratulations! cc @GeorgeBGenius @GBakhtadze @dima_agarkov" (13 Sep 2014) [html]
  • glimpse of the IYNT 2014 in Fight room A (youtube.com, 12-09-2014) [html]
  • Воронежская команда заняла 3-е место на Международном турнире юных естествоиспытателей (communa.ru, slovosti.ru, 10.09.2014) [html] [html] [html] [html] [html] [html]
  • @voronej: "Воронежская команда заняла 3-е место на Международном турнире юных естествоиспытателей" (10 Sep 2014) [html]
  • @endovitsky: "Международный турнир юных естествоиспытателей" (9 Sep 2014) [html]
  • Международный турнир юных естествоиспытателей (Пресс-служба ВГУ, vsu.ru, 09.09.2014) [html] [html] [html]
  • ქართველმა მოსწავლეებმა ახალგაზრდა ნატურალისტთა მეორე საერთაშორისო ტურნირში ოქროს მედალები მოიპოვეს (edu.aris.ge, 30 აგვისტო, 2014) [html]
  • საქართველოს განათლებისა და მეცნიერების სამინისტრო: მოსწავლეთა კიდევ ერთი საერთაშორისო წარმატება (30.08.2014) [html] [html] [html]
  • საქართველოს ინოვაციების და ტექნოლოგიების სააგენტო / GITA: Georgian researchers rocks (30.08.2014) [html]
  • Free University - www.freeuni.edu.ge: ქართველი ახალგაზრდების ტრიუმფი საერთაშორისო ტურნირზე [html] [html]
  • მოსწავლეთა კიდევ ერთი საერთაშორისო წარმატება (mes.gov.ge, 30.08.2014) [html] [jpg]
  • Guga Mikaberidze: IYNT 2014 photo album (30.08.2014) [html]
  • საქართველოს ნაკრების ტრიუმფი გამომგონებლების საერთაშორისო ტურნირზე (freeuni.edu.ge, 29.08.2014) [html]
  • @iyptarchive: "tweet us what was your favorite problem" (29 Aug 2014) [html]
  • Polaznici Regionalnog centra za talente osvojili medalje za Srbiju! (Blic, 28.08.2014) [html]
  • Mina Sekularac: Srebrna medalja!!! (28.08.2014) [html]
  • Отборите на София и Грузия спечелиха Международния турнир на младите естествоизпитатели (radio.dariknews.bg, 27 август 2014) [html] [mp3] [mp3]
  • Srebro za ekipu Regionalnog centra Beograd 2 (centarzatalente.com, 27. avgust 2014) [html]
  • Даниела Атанасова. Отбор “Руен” от Кюстендил с трето място от турнир на младите естествоизпитатели (knnews.bg, 27 август 2014) [html]
  • Tbilisi I. Vekua Physics-Mathematical School 42: ვეკუას სკოლის მორიგი წარმატება! (26.08.2014) [html]
  • Teodora Ristoski: Najbolja ekipa - srebro u Kyustendilu (26.08.2014) [html]
  • Kally Stoimenova: cover photos (26.08.2014) [html] [html]
  • Влади Владимиров. Отборите от София и Грузия са най- добрите млади естествоизпитатели (dariknews.bg, 26 август 2014) [html]
  • Корпус за бързо гърмене: Браво на отбора и на Нашия старши пироман - Наката! (26.08.2014) [html]
  • Chemgeneration | България: Браво!!! Български отбор е тазгодишния победител на Международния турнир за млади естествоизпитатели! (26.08.2014) [html]
  • Guga Mikaberidze: IYNT 2014 მოვიგეთ!!! (25.08.2014) [html]
  • Кюстендил е предпочитан домакин на международни ученически състезания (nablyudatel.com, 2014-08-25) [html]
  • Влади Владимиров. Кюстендил е домакин на международен турнир за млади естествоизпитатели (dariknews.bg, 23 август 2014) [html]
  • Даниела Атанасова. В ПМГ ще се открие международен турнир на младите естествоизпитатели (knnews.bg, 23 август 2014) [html]
  • Община Кюстендил и "Център за творческо обучение" организират Международен турнир на младите естествоизпитатели- 2014 (kuber-press.com, 23/August/2014) [html]
  • ფიზიკა-მათემატიკური სკოლების მოსწავლეები ახალგაზრდა ნატურალისტთა ტურნირზე მიემგზავრებიან (1tv.ge, 22 აგვისტო 2014) [html]
  • Оксана Гловацька. Юные натуралисты Красноармейского УВК победили в международном конкурсе (ВИДЕО) (orbita.dn.ua, 20.03.2014) [html] [html]
  • @endersahin_: "2.IYNT Questions" (4 Jan 2014) [html]
  • Međunarodno natjecanje mladih prirodoslovaca (31. listopada 2013) [html]

Problems

  • Main problems (nos. 1—17, released in final form 2014/03/07; in provisional form with No. 5 "Quadrilateral" on 2013/12/30) [pdf]
  • Additional problems (nos. 21—26, released 2014/08/24) [pdf]
  • Invent Yourself problems (nos. 1-1—1-6, released 2014/08/24) [pdf]
ProblemRej'dAcceptedSF 2Finals
No. 1 "Invent yourself"
No. 2 "Potatoes"
No. 3 "Discovery of chem. elem."
No. 4 "Pulse"
No. 5 "Last droplet"
No. 6 "Water on the Earth"
No. 7 "Tourist route"
No. 8 "Droplet"
No. 9 "Traffic lights in a test tube"
No. 10 "Straw"
No. 11 "Colorful bouquet"
No. 12 "Foxes and penguins"
No. 13 "Format of photos"
No. 14 "Weight loss"
No. 15 "Four points"
No. 16 "Potatoes again"
No. 17 "Meas. of color sensitivity"
No. 21 "Density"
No. 22 "Chemistry"
No. 23 "File"
No. 24 "Square"
No. 25 "Sugar tower"
No. 26 "Ping pong"


Regulations

  • Regulations of the IYNT 2014 [pdf]

Results and protocols

  • Final results and protocol [pdf]
  • Team Introduction & Drawing Lots Protocol [pdf]
  • Drawing lots and distribution of teams (2014/08/23) [pdf]
  • Scanned juror's protocols [pdf]
  • Blank individual juror's protocol (2014/08/23) [pdf]
  • Grading criteria (2014/08/23) [pdf]
  • Registration history [pdf]
  • Jurors for SF 1 (2014/08/23) [jpg]
  • Jurors for SF 2 (2014/08/24) [jpg]
  • Jurors for SF 3 (2014/08/24) [jpg]
  • Jurors for SF 4 (2014/08/25) [jpg]
  • Jurors for Finals (2014/08/25) [jpg]
  • Diplomas (2014/08/26): Georgia "Georgians" [jpg], Bulgaria-Sofia [jpg], Serbia [jpg], Russia "Vinegret" [jpg], Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen" [jpg]

Hall of fame: absolute winner Georgia "Georgians"




Hall of fame: gold co-winner Bulgaria-Sofia




Ranking procedures

RF Lot Team name R4 TSP4 VF SPF M
1 6 Georgia "Georgians" 3 190.6 1 50.50
2 2 Bulgaria-Sofia 1 206.1 1 49.33
3 4 Serbia 2 184.3 ½ 46.50
4 3 Russia "Vinegret" 4 146.4
5 1 Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen" 5 113.4

The brackets for all Selective SFs, including the order of performances, were established by lot. Rejected challenges (Ch. 4, IV, 6—7) were counted separately for SFs with main problems (SF 1 and SF 2; a total of 2 rejections not incurring a penalty) and the SF with additional problems (SF 3; a total of 2 rejections not incurring a penalty.) All main problems (Nos. 2—17) were available for SF 1, SF 2, and the Finals. Challenge was however omitted in SF 2. Additional problems (Nos. 21—26) were available for challenge in SF 3. As there was only one problem Invent youself (No. 1), there was neither challenge, nor choice, and Teams knew who and what problem statement they would oppose in SF 4 (as the brackets were fixed.) As the number of Teams N was less than 8, Semi-Finals were not carried out (Ch. 5, 9), and a potential SF 5 was omitted as well. Three Teams with the highest TSP and R after SF 4 were allowed to the Finals and secured their Silver Medals (Ch. 1, VIII, 2.) The order of performances in the Finals matched the order of TSP after SF 4, from bottom to top (cf. Ch. 5, 10.) Priority in the choice of problems for Finals matched the order of TSP after SF 4. Although it was not forbidden to pick up a previously reported problem, only from the set of main problems, for the Finals, no Team did it. Gold Medals were awarded to two Teams with V=1 in the Finals. Top two Teams not qualifying for Finals obtained Bronze Medals. This Table summarizes only the decisive grading parameters, and the detailed results of the competition can be found here.



Announcement of Gold Winnners




People

Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen": Ivailo Nikolov (captain), David Stanislavov, Bojidar Popov, Mila Yordanova, Vasilka Krasteva (leader.)

Bulgaria-Sofia: Kalina Stoimenova (captain), Dimitar Ruzhev, Viktor Mirev, Viktoriya Hristova, Maria Karaboeva, Kristina Kostadinova, Nasko Stamenov (leader), Dimitrina Foteva (leader.)

Georgia "Georgians": Giorgi Khomeriki (captain), Ekaterine Dadiani, Mariam Pestvenidze, Gvantsa Tsutskhashvili, Jaba Ortoidze, Mikheili Tektumanidze, Guram Mikaberidze (leader), Nika Sabashvili (leader.)

Russia "Vinegret": Anastasiia Volkova (captain), Aleksei Krasikov, Galina Trufanova, Aleksandr Tsukanov (in absentia), Elena Belomyttceva (leader), Elena Trufanova (leader.)

Serbia: Mina Šekularac (captain), Luka Jevtović, Teodora Ristoski, Marko Slijepčević, Anika Vučićević, Dimitrije Rajčić, Aleksandra Dimić (leader), Nikola Srzentić (leader.)

Independent jury: Dmitriy Agarkov (chair), Ilya Martchenko (chair), Mladen Matev (chair), Milen Kadiyski, Daniela Karashanova, Andrey Kravtsov, Evgeny Yunosov.

Team leaders in the jury: Aleksandra Dimić (chair), Guram Mikaberidze (chair), Vasilka Krasteva, Nasko Stamenov, Elena Trufanova.

IYNT execution task force: Evgeny Yunosov (organizer), Ilya Martchenko (jury selection and briefings), Andrey Kravtsov (scoring commission), Dmitriy Agarkov (administration.)

Hosting task force: Alexander Angelov, Ekaterina Stoyanova, Ani Kyurkchieva, Maria Geneva, Svetlana Lazarova, Evgeny Yunosov, Ilya Martchenko, Andrey Kravtsov, Dmitriy Agarkov.

Opening Ceremony speakers: Viktor Yanev (City of Kyustendil, Vice-Mayor), Evgeny Yunosov, Alexander Angelov, Andrey Kravtsov, Nadia Karatova (City of Kyustendil, Vice-Mayor for Financials), Ilya Martchenko, Mladen Matev.

2nd IYNT 2014 as seen by Russia "Vinegret"




Georgia "Georgians" covered by Ministry of Education




Awards from Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research, powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation and one of the world's most respected software companies, offered awards for the best teams of the IYNT 2014. Wolfram Research was pleased to support IYNT by presenting the best teams with complimentary one-year license of Mathematica Student Edition and a free one-year subscription to WolframAlpha Pro.

Our young participants often use computational software when working on IYNT research projects. In one example, Anton Khvalyuk, team captain of gold-winning team of Belarus at the IYNT 2013, used Wolfram Mathematica to model the coupled oscillations of magnetic arrows. See his original slides in the *.pdf file.

"Georgians" on 1st Channel Georgia




Glimpse: Luka Jevtović opposes No. 12 in SF 2, A




Timetable

August 22, 2014Full arrival day
Lunch, dinner provided
August 23, 2014Breakfast
Opening ceremony
Contest in team introduction
Juror meeting
Lunch
Selective Science Fight 1: problems 2—17
Dinner
August 24, 2014Breakfast
Selective Science Fight 2: problems 2—17
Lunch
Selective Science Fight 3: problems 21—26
Dinner
August 25, 2014Breakfast
Selective Science Fight 4: problem 1
Lunch
Final Science Fight
Dinner
August 26, 2014Breakfast
Closing ceremony and Awards
Check out from hotel
Optional apéro
Departure
August 27, 2014Full departure day (optional)


IYNT 2014 Task Force

Alexander Angelov
Acting Chairman of the LOC
Center for Creative Training
Responsibilities: hosting, facilities, rooms, interaction with municipality, visa support
a.angelov@cct.bg
+359 887 763 719
Dmitrii Agarkov
Chairman of the IYNT Situation Center
Inst. of Solid State Physics, Russian Acad. Sci.
Responsibilities: data management, roll calls, guidance, monitoring, IYNT execution
dima.agarkov@gmail.com
+7 916 758 49 30
Andrey Kravtsov
Chairman of the Scoring Commission
Head of the Procedure Committee

Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Responsibilities: scoring & ranking, procedure, IYNT execution
krawtsow@mail.ru
Ilya Martchenko
Speaker for the General Council
University of Fribourg and Lund University
Responsibilities: operational decisions, budget, briefings, continuity, IYNT execution
ilya.martchenko@unifr.ch
+46 720 040 270
Evgeny Yunosov
IYNT Founder and Chairman of the GC
Foundation for Youth Tournaments
Responsibilities: global and strategic decisions, IYNT execution, continuity, stability
yunosov@mail.ru
+7 910 430 47 70


Task Force as seen by Anastasiia Volkova :-)

Update 2014/08/18

Booklet: Official booklet the 2nd IYNT 2014 is posted and went to press. The *.pdf file can be downloaded here.

Important up-to-date factfile 2014/07/23

Where and when: The 2nd IYNT 2014 will be held on August 22—27, 2014 in Kyustendil, a hospitable town in the far west of Bulgaria.

Status: The 2nd IYNT 2014 is firmly secured. The General Council and the local organizers look forward to seeing you in Bulgaria. Our preparations, however, were briefly challenged by a sponsor who failed to honor financing commitments and then started spreading a message about a cancellation. Each challenge is an opportunity to foster the sense of community in the IYNT. We cut down on expenses, shortened the schedule by one day, and got ready for a promising yet much less costly IYNT.

Registration fee: The registration fee is 1'300.- EUR. As opposed to past announcements of a smaller fee, the unforeseen sponsorship disruption made the fee increase inevitable. We did our best and reduced the budget to a minimum, but it is impossible to host an IYNT for free. We appreciate greatly your understanding of this unforeseen situation. The fee covers a team of 6 students and 2 team leaders for all stay but not all additional services are included.

Payment deadline: The fee of 1'300.- EUR must be paid to Neda Travel EOOD, financial agent of the local organizers, no later than on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Bank account details:
Name of the beneficiary: Neda Travel EOOD
Address of the beneficiary: Gen. Kolev 54 str. Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Account number (in EUR): IBAN BG67UNCR70001521185262
SWIFT/BIC: UNCRBGSF
Name of the bank: Unicredit Bulbank
Address of the bank: Varna, ul. Petko Karavelov 1
Motive for payment: IYNT 2014, [name of team].

How to get to Kyustendil: The arrival airport is Sofia Airport (SOF). We will brief our registered teams about the options for transfer.

How many teams will compete: As of July 23, 2014 our Situation Center has received solid confirmations from 12 teams, and we expect further confirmations.

Organization: The IYNT 2014 is organized through a special joint project between the General Council and the Center for Creative Training, Bulgaria.


Selection of Ukrainian team on Orbita TV




Proceedings of the Science Fights

This section brings together the overview of each Science Fight as well as slides presented by the Teams. Individual Juror's Protocols are available for download as a single file, while the detailed results and overview of accepted and rejected problems, penalties, and rankings after each SF is available here.

SF 1, Group A, Stage I: No. 9 "Traffic lights in a test tube" (2014/08/23)
Report, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Ivailo Nikolov [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Russia "Vinegret", Aleksei Krasikov
Review, Russia "Vinegret", Anastasiia Volkova

SF 1, Group A, Stage II: No. 13 "Format of photos" (2014/08/23)
Report, Russia "Vinegret", Aleksandr Tsukanov [mp4]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Bojidar Popov
Review, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", David Stanislavov

SF 1, Group B, Stage I: No. 11 "Colorful bouquet" (2014/08/23)
Report, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktoriya Hristova [pdf] [ppt]
Opposition, Georgia "Georgians", Gvantsa Tsutskhashvili
Review, Serbia, Mina Šekularac

SF 1, Group B, Stage II: No. 17 "Measurement of color sensitivity" (2014/08/23)
Report, Georgia "Georgians", Mikheili Tektumanidze [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Serbia, Teodora Ristoski
Review, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktor Mirev

SF 1, Group B, Stage III: No. 10 "Straw" (2014/08/23)
Report, Serbia, Anika Vučićević [pdf] [ppt]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kalina Stoimenova
Review, Georgia "Georgians", Giorgi Khomeriki

SF 2, Group A, Stage I: No. 15 "Four points" (2014/08/24)
Report, Serbia, Mina Šekularac [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Georgia "Georgians", Giorgi Khomeriki
Review, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Bojidar Popov

SF 2, Group A, Stage II: No. 8 "Droplet" (2014/08/24)
Report, Georgia "Georgians", Ekaterine Dadiani [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Ivailo Nikolov
Review, Serbia, Marko Slijepčević

SF 2, Group A, Stage III: No. 12 "Foxes and penguins" (2014/08/24)
Report, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", David Stanislavov [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Serbia, Luka Jevtović [html]
Review, Georgia "Georgians", Mariam Pestvenidze

SF 2, Group B, Stage I: No. 11 "Colorful bouquet" (2014/08/24)
Report, Russia "Vinegret", Anastasiia Volkova [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktoriya Hristova [pdf] [pptx]
Review, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kristina Kostadinova

SF 2, Group B, Stage II: No. 6 "Water on the Earth" (2014/08/24)
Report, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktor Mirev [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Russia "Vinegret", Aleksei Krasikov [pdf] [pptx]
Review, Russia "Vinegret", Galina Trufanova

SF 3, Group A, Stage I: No. 25 "Sugar tower" (2014/08/24)
Report, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Ivailo Nikolov
Opposition, Serbia, Dimitrije Rajčić
Review, Serbia, Luka Jevtović

SF 3, Group A, Stage II: No. 22 "Chemistry" (2014/08/24)
Report, Serbia, Marko Slijepčević [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Bojidar Popov
Review, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", David Stanislavov

SF 3, Group B, Stage I: No. 25 "Sugar tower" (2014/08/24)
Report, Georgia "Georgians", Giorgi Khomeriki
Opposition, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kristina Kostadinova
Review, Russia "Vinegret", Galina Trufanova

SF 3, Group B, Stage II: No. 24 "Square" (2014/08/24)
Report, Bulgaria-Sofia, Dimitar Ruzhev [pdf] [ppt]
Opposition, Russia "Vinegret", Anastasiia Volkova
Review, Georgia "Georgians", Ekaterine Dadiani

SF 3, Group B, Stage III: No. 21 "Density" (2014/08/24)
Report, Russia "Vinegret", Aleksei Krasikov
Opposition, Georgia "Georgians", Mikheili Tektumanidze
Review, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kalina Stoimenova

SF 4, Group A, Stage I: No. 1-1 "Invent yourself" (2014/08/25)
Report, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Ivailo Nikolov [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Georgia "Georgians", Jaba Ortoidze
Review, Russia "Vinegret", Galina Trufanova

SF 4, Group A, Stage II: No. 1-6 "Invent yourself" (2014/08/25)
Report, Georgia "Georgians", Mikheili Tektumanidze [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Russia "Vinegret", Anastasiia Volkova [pdf] [pptx]
Review, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", David Stanislavov

SF 4, Group A, Stage III: No. 1-3 "Invent yourself" (2014/08/25)
Report, Russia "Vinegret", Aleksei Krasikov [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Kyustendil "Ruen", Bojidar Popov
Review, Georgia "Georgians", Giorgi Khomeriki

SF 4, Group B, Stage I: No. 1-2 "Invent yourself" (2014/08/25)
Report, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktoriya Hristova [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Serbia, Marko Slijepčević
Review, Serbia, Teodora Ristoski

SF 4, Group B, Stage II: No. 1-4 "Invent yourself" (2014/08/25)
Report, Serbia, Luka Jevtović [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kristina Kostadinova
Review, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktor Mirev

Final SF, Stage I: No. 7 "Tourist route" (2014/08/25)
Report, Serbia, Mina Šekularac [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Georgia "Georgians", Ekaterine Dadiani [pdf] [pptx]
Review, Bulgaria-Sofia, Dimitar Ruzhev

Final SF, Stage II: No. 10 "Straw" (2014/08/25)
Report, Georgia "Georgians", Giorgi Khomeriki [pdf] [pptx]
Opposition, Bulgaria-Sofia, Viktor Mirev
Review, Serbia, Luka Jevtović

Final SF, Stage III: No. 17 "Measurement of color sensitivity" (2014/08/25)
Report, Bulgaria-Sofia, Kalina Stoimenova [pdf] [ppt]
Opposition, Serbia, Marko Slijepčević
Review, Georgia "Georgians", Mikheili Tektumanidze [pdf] [pptx]