Ministry of Education Approval

BUCA IMSEF | Ministry of Education Approval


Name of The Competition: BUCA IMSEF (Buca International Music Science Energy Engineering Fair)

Organizing Institution: Buca Municipality Kızılçullu Science and Art Center

Aim of The Competition: Organized by Buca Municipality Kızılçullu Science and Art Center, BUCA IMSEF aims to teach the language of science at a young age, to bring together young people from the same age group around the world, to make scientific and cultural exchanges, to discover the talents of children with different art branches and to reveal their talents so aims to make them grow as ‘Scientists and Artists of the Future’. 

Content of the competition: Students of High School and their equivalents.

Participation Fee: 500€

Branches of the competitions:

1- Physics

2- Chemistry

3- Biology

4- Energy – Engineering

5- Mathematics– Computer

6- Music-Piano

Terms of the Applications for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Energy - Engineering, Mathematics-Computer Categories: 

1- Students of high schools, grades 9 through 12 and their equivalents can participate in the competition.

2- Research projects will be in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Energy -Engineering and Mathematics – Computer fields.

3- A student, or group of students, may not exhibit more than one project a year. Projects can be prepared by one student or a group (max 3 students) and a teacher.

4- Project reports should include the aim of the study, introduction, material and methods, conclusions, discussion, references and acknowledgment. Report should be written in compliance with the rules specified on our website and they should exceed 300 words.

5- All the participants’ projects should be appropriate for the field that they are competing. Projects must be done using scientific methods.

6- All projects must comply with the ethical rules.

7- It is highly recommended to wear business/formal attire for opening and award ceremonies and throughout the project presentations. Casual attire is recommended for the excursions.

8- Projects will be evaluated by the academic members of the university. Judges may change the branch of the project based on the content.

9- Evaluation of projects will be based on creativity and originality, literature, scientific thinking, scientific method, data management, results, application, skills and research efforts. There will be no appealing against the results of the assessments.

10- Project applications should be made online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be done by 29 March 2020, the latest. 

11- Projects that are worth exhibiting will be announced on the website. Project owners will be notified by e-mail.

12- Projects exhibitions will be in İzmir-Buca between 29/09/2020 and 4/10/2020. All the tables and boards used for the exhibitions will be provided by our institutions. Please check our website for the measures (sizes) of stalls and posters.

13- Project presentations should not exceed 10 minutes. It is recommended to prepare .ppt presentations.

14- It is advised for the projects owners to apply for the patent before they are exhibited if the projects have commercial value.

15- The participation fee is €500, inclusive of a single person with full board accommodation including all transfers, dining, and excursions and cultural program.

16- IMSEF Culture Night will be held for the students from different countries to get together and experience a wide variety of ethnic and cultural food, music, and traditional dances. All participants are invited to promote and share their culture and country within 10 minutes with their traditional costumes. We encourage every group to bring cultural items to display as well as small gifts to exchange with others.

17- In each category, there will be awards for the first place and two runners-up, and incentive awards. All the participants including all students and teachers will get certificates of attendance. 

18- Projects will be eliminated if they are not appropriate to the terms of the competitions and the rules of organization committee. All the project owners are obliged to act in accordance with Ministry of Education regulations.

BUCA IMSEF Music-Piano Category Competition Terms & Conditions

General rules:

1- The competition can be attended by high school and equivalent school students.

2- Full-time students attending the competition in official-private conservatories cannot participate in the competition.

3- Applications for the competition are individual. The finalist can be accompanied by an adult.

4- Pre-registrations will be made on website by filling in the application form and uploading 3-minute video in mp4 format. The video to be uploaded must have a resolution of 480p and a maximum size of 100 MB.

5- All participants are required to indicate the schedule and duration of the works on the application form. The pre-selection will be done through video and the works used in the recording can also be performed in the competition. The competitor is free to choose the video work to be sent.

6- The participant has to submit only one video.

7- The works to be played in the competition must be memorized.

8- Facilitated and shortened Works shall not be taken into account.

9- A part of a classical period piece, a piece belonging to the romantic period and a piece which is not slow determined by the contestant will be played in total.

10- The total time of works to be played in the competition should not exceed 15 minutes.

11- In the piano competition, first, second, third and encouragement awards will be given.

12- BUCA IMSEF organizing committee will record video and audio in all categories. The use of the records and the right of ownership are reserved. Participants cannot claim any fees and rights on these records.

13- No one can record audio and video in the hall where the competition will take place except with the permission of the organizing committee.

14- The decision of the jury is essential. There is no right to object to the evaluation results.

15- Competitors must comply with the warnings given by the officials during the event.

16- The participants who disrupt the general competition and disrupt the competition program will be disqualified.

17- BUCA IMSEF organizing committee has the right to make changes in the rules.

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