Rules & Regulations
In order to attend the lectures of the Student Challenge, any participant must
- Own a valid ticket that has been activated by the organisation. A valid ticket has not been activated by the organisation before.
In order to participate in the Student Challenge competition any participant must also
- Log in with the code on his/her ticket in the Utrecht Physics Challenge app,
- Be registered as a bachelor or master student at the time of the Utrecht Physics Challenge and satisfy any of these two conditions*:
- Be registered as a bachelor or master student at the time of the Utrecht Physics Challenge.
- Hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but not a PhD degree nor is working to obtain a PhD degree.
In order to participate in the competition via the Student Challenge app, any participant must have access to a smartphone with one of the following operating systems
- Android (version 4.4 or higher),
- iOS (any version).
The Utrecht Physics Challenge app is not available for Windows Phone.
Points for the competition can be earned in the Utrecht Physics Challenge app by
- correctly answering quiz questions,
- collecting codes at the stands of the Physics Festival,
- collecting achievements.
Among other things, the following acts are considered cheating
- The receiving or spreading of codes illegitimately and the usage of these codes.
- The receiving or spreading of quiz results illegitimately.
When cheating occurs, the organisation of the Utrecht Physics Challenge decides all further consequences. Any participant caught cheating can be excluded from further participation of the competition.
The winner of the Student Challenge is the participant who has collected the most points via the Utrecht Physics Challenge app at a point of time, to be decided by the organisation of the Utrecht Physics Challenge, after the last lecture has ended. In the case of a draw, an extra question will be asked to the participants with the highest number of points. The participant who gives the answer that is closest to the correct answer will win the Student Challenge.
In the event of any case of misuse, the organisation of the Utrecht Physics Challenge decides over any further consequences.
In the event these regulations do not suffice, the organisation of the Utrecht Physics Challenge decides how to proceed.
Participants cannot object against decisions made by the organisation of the Utrecht Physics Challenge.
Participants will receive 3 drink vouchers and 1 dinner voucher. The drink vouchers are redeemable at the drink session between 20:45 and 22:00. The dinner voucher is redeemable at Indy Foodtruck between 17:30 and 18:30 for a meal provided by the Utrecht Physics Challenge committee. The vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
* This rule does not apply to high school students who have been invited to participate by the organisation. People that are not allowed to participate in the competition must indicate this on the registration form. Such participants cannot officially participate in the Student Challenge, but are welcome to visit lectures and participate unofficially.