YISG Regulations


of the “Yakutia International Science Games”

(Yakutia International Youth Science Forum in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation

1. General

1.1. The “Yakutia International Science Games” (Yakutia International Youth Science Forum in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation) (hereinafter referred to as – YISG) governed by these Terms and Conditions, which specify its aim, objectives, organizational procedures and hosting of the YISG.

1.2. The Terms and Conditions are governed by the Decree № 1330 of the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of July 22, 2016 "On Conduct of the Yakutia International Science Games" and according to the Executive Order № 490 of the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of June 2, 2017 “On Confirmation of the YISG Concept”.

1.3. The YISG aims to establish an international community of highly motivated students, teachers and scientists, members of public organizations and parents who are interested in science and technology, with the objectives of:

1.3.1. to create and develop a continuous communicational and educational platform for the gifted and highly motivated students, engaged in scientific research and projects in science and technology for their self-realization and self-development;

1.3.2. to exchange the world’s best educational experience and knowledge in students’ systematic scientific research in science and technology;

1.3.3. to provide multimedia coverage of the YISG and create an interactive and information web-platform for the YISG.

1.4. The official languages of the YISG are English and Russian; working language is English.

1.5.  The Overall Winning Team is defined according to the final results, which are based on the total scores of all Competition Events, and is awarded with YISG Grand Cup.


2. Organizers

2.1 YISG organization and hosting is carried out by the YISG Organizing Committee. Terms and Conditions of Competition Events are prepared and adopted by the YISG Programme Committee.

2.2. The Organizer of the YISG is the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

2.3. Executive organizations for the preparation and hosting of the YISG are the “Sakha Junior Science Academy” – a State-funded Autonomous Institution of Additional Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the International Committee of "Children of Asia Games" – a State-funded Institution of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

2.4. YISG are organized with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, “Agency for Strategic Initiatives” – an Autonomous Non-profit Organization, MILSET Vostok – Regional Office of the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology, the “Researcher” Interregional Movement of Creative Teachers.


3. Events

3.1. YISG will be held from July 8 to 15, 2018, in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation.

3.2. YISG consist of the following Competition, Non-competition and Collateral Events:

3.2.1.  Competition Events:

  • International Tuymaada Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics is held in 2 rounds, participants are divided into 2 leagues: senior (grades 10-12) and junior (grade 9 and less), except the Olympiad in Informatics. Each competing team consists of 7 students. The Winners, as well as Absolute Winners, are defined in each subject per league. Individual results of 7 participants are taken into account when calculating points for the YISG Grand Cup.
  • Yakutsk International Science Fair is an international competition of research works of students from Russia and other countries of the world. It has the format of poster sessions and oral presentations. Each participant team consists of 7 students. According to the results of project presentation and personal interviews by experts, the experts award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners among the best works. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for the YISG Grand Cup.
  • “Games of Robots” is a competition in Robotics, where teams are to develop a robot model by designing and programming and to complete tasks. The competition is held in 3 categories: racing, cargo port (sorting and delivery) and sumo. Participant teams consist of two students. Winners are defined in each category. The Absolute Winner of the "Games of Robots" is defined by the total amount of points, received in all three categories. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for the YISG Grand Cup.
  • IT-Hackathon is a team competition in developing software applications. It is an accelerated process of a software programme development, during which teams of 3 students work together on a solution of a given problem, create a prototype and present it to the experts. The competition consists of an introductory part – brainstorming and production of ideas, the main part – practical activities, and the final, where the teams present the results of their work. According to the score given by experts, special nominations, such as "Best Design", "Best Technical Solution", "Best Presentation" and "Best Product", will be awarded. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for the YISG Grand Cup.
  • 3D-Modeling competition consists of 2 parts, each of which has 2 stages: art modeling and technical modeling for a given and a free topic. In the technical part modeling is carried out according to the technical task. The first stage of the art modeling is a speed modeling on a free topic, the second – completing a task according to the specified technical task. Participating teams consist of 2 students. The Winner is the team that scored maximum total score in both directions. The possibility of further 3D printing of the finished model is considered as the main criteria for evaluating the task. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for the YISG Grand Cup.

3.2.2.  Non-competition Events:

  • MILSET Expo-Sciences Vostok is an international exhibition of scientific and research works of children and youth. The exhibition is held in the format of an open interactive poster presentations. The event also includes master classes, seminars, conferences, cultural and educational events. Each participant is awarded with a diploma.
  • International Research School (IRS) of STEM-projects is an international science camp for high school students passionate about science and research. The participants will form international project groups, which are to carry out research and engineering projects in a certain field of science. During the IRS, the students pass all the stages of running a project: suggesting a hypothesis, setting the goals and objectives of the experiment, data collection and processing, presentation of the results to colleagues and experts. Total number of participants shall not exceed 150 participants.
  • “YISG Media Village” Multimedia School is an educational and practical platform for young journalists, photographers and designers involved in the field of scientific journalism, who will be covering events for YISG. YISG Media Village includes lectures and hands-on activities of creating media products. The number of participants is established by the organizers. According to the results of their work, special nominations, such as "Best Text", "Best Picture" "Best News", "Best News Report", "Best PR Manager", will be awarded,.
  • “Young Citizens Conference on Artificial Intellect” International Student Science Conference takes place in the format of a plenary session, where students present their investigations on global problems that are likely to affect the future of mankind. Together with them, invited world-known scientists and politicians, as well as representatives of business elite will take part in the conference. Agenda of the conference will be connected with the artificial intellect.

3.2.3.  Collateral Events:

- International Symposium on Science Education: Development of the Giftedness in Children and Youth is organized as an educational event for exchange of ideas and demonstration of practical achievements of educational authorities, educational institutions, methodological centers and teachers in the development and support of gifted children and youth in science education. The Symposium will include plenary sessions, poster presentations, round tables, educational models exhibition of countries-participants, workshops, conference lectures and seminars, practical classes. Each participant will be awarded a Diploma of the "Science Education" International Summer Institute.

- Public Lectures and Master-Classes of prominent scientists and cultural leaders.

- “Diplomat of the Future” Exhibition Game is held among graduates and winners of the "Diplomat of the Future" contest. The competition consists of two parts: Karl Popper's school debate and speech contest. The themes of the discussions are concerned with the problems of international relations in the field of global energy and environmental security. Participants - two teams, per three students each. Each participant receives a certificate.

3.3. Rules of participation in YISG events are defined by the Program Committee.


4. Participation

4.1. Participation in YISG is via invitation only. Invitation is issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) at the request of the educational organization. Terms of admission and application form are defined by the Organizer of the YISG.

4.2. Participant is an educational organization that sends one team, composed of its students (hereinafter referred to as – Team), one Team Leader, one Deputy Team Leader, Accompanying Persons and Observers.

4.3. The participants are secondary school students of Grade 12 and below, and before July 30, 2018, the students have not entered any kind of higher education / university nor will their age exceed 20 years.

4.4. The participants of MILSET-Expo-Sciences Vostok 2018 and International research School are subject to separate invitation through their respective systems.

4.5. The number of participants of Competition Events for a team entry is determined according to the table:

Competition Event

Number of participants

International Tuymaada Olympiad on Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics


Yakutsk International Science Fair


Games of Robots








4.6. The number of Accompanying Persons in a team should be equal to the number of Competition Events the team takes part in.

4.7. The number of participants in Non-Competition Events is defined by agreement with the Organizer of the YISG.

4.8. Organizational fee for each participant, Team Leader and Accompanying Persons is: early bird payment until 1 May 2018 is 50USD per person, the payment after 1 May 2018 is 100USD per person.

4.9 Terms and conditions and organizational fee for MILSET Expo-Sciences Vostok 2018 and International Research School are established by the “Researcher” Interregional Movement of Creative Teachers.

4.10. Number of observers, extra team leaders, accompanying persons and participants of Competition and Non-Competition events, terms and conditions of their participation, as well as organizational fee, are established by agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

4.11. Round trip travel cost to the place at which the competition is held should be paid by the sending party. All local expenses, accommodation, catering, transportation, tours and other activities during the YISG will be organized and covered by the organizers.

4.12. For accreditation of participants team leaders must provide:

  • information confirming the absence of contacts with infectious patients and information about preventive vaccinations against poliomyelitis, measles, and rubella in accordance with the established form;
  • copies of identity documents (passports);
  • a copy of the fee payment documents for each participant.

4.13. The organizational fee is not refundable.


5. Results

5.1. Individual and Team Winners for each of the Competition Event are defined in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the relevant competitions.

5.2. For team entry, the final result is based on the total scores in all Competition Events listed in paragraph 4.5.

5.3. The procedure for defining winning teams should be approved by the Program Committee.


6. Awards

6.1. All participants of Competition and Non-Competition Events are awarded with a certificate.

6.2. Winners of Competition Events are awarded with medals, diplomas and prizes.

6.3. The Overall Winning Team is awarded with the YISG Grand Cup from the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and a prize.


7. Amendments

7.1. The YISG Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the terms and conditions when appropriate.