The participants compete for a number of “core” prizes on the basis of a written description of their work, their exhibited material and the interviews with the Contest Jury. In addition to this, a limited number of “special donated” prizes are also awarded by the Jury, which offer some winners the opportunity to benefit from scientific experiences. It is up to the Jury to decide whether a prize-winner can receive both a core prize and a special donated prize.
The Core Prizes are the principal prizes awarded, and are cash prizes. In the case of a team winning such a prize, the amount is shared between the members of the team.
There are three categories of Core Prizes:
- Three First Prizes worth € 7,000 each;
- Three Second Prizes worth € 5,000 each;
- Three Third Prizes worth € 3,500 each.
International Cooperation Prize
The International Cooperation Prize is awarded to the best project submitted by teams from guest countries. The amount of this prize is € 5,000.
There are a number of Honorary Awards and Special Donated Prizes of a technical and cultural nature.