The Lomonosov Academic Tournament is an annual multi-disciplinary contest for middle, junior and high school students (6-11 grades). Younger participants are welcome although the tasks might be difficult for them. No special knowledge beyond school curriculum is required. The main goal of the Tournament is to engage thinking outside the box, ignite interest in science and inspire further learning.
The Tournament gives an opportunity to try one's hand at any subject amongst mathematics, mathematical games, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, history, linguistics and literature. Participants have 5 hours and unrestricted choice how to split the time between these subjects. They can solve brain teasers in one area all day long or try out each branch of science for a short while but usually they concentrate on 2–3 main areas of interest. The scores for each subject are measured independently and therefore one can be awarded in several nominations. In addition, there is a special price for those who did not do that good in a particular single study but gained a good overall score.
Successful pupils in 11-th grade might be given admission preferences in higher education. However, we cannot foresee the legislation nor guarantee this benefit.
See also information about Online version and Open Distance Team Competition
The Lomonosov Academic Tournament contacts:
2011: Astronomy | Biology | History | Linguistics | Literature | Math | Math games | Physics | Chemistry
2012: Astronomy | Biology | History | Linguistics | Literature | Math | Math games | Physics | Chemistry
2013: Astronomy | Biology | History | Linguistics | Literature | Math | Math games | Physics | Chemistry