Mission: MARS

Participants are required to develop a Geographic Information System, which will help to plan the colonization area of the Martian surface.

REGULATIONS OF THE XIII INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD IN THE SPHERE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES "IT-PLANET 2020/21"

The competition is held within the framework of the XIII International Olympiad in the field of information technology "IT-Planet 2020/21". By participating in the competition, you agree to the terms and conditions of this statement and the terms and conditions described in the description of the competition.
1. Basic provisions, goals, objectives and symbols
1.1 XIII International Olympiad in the field of information technology "IT-Planet 2020/21" (hereinafter — "IT Olympiad") is an annual socially significant event aimed at bringing business, education and government closer together in order to improve the quality of education, support active and talented youth, popularization of modern information and telecommunication technologies in accordance with this Regulation.
1.2 The founder and organizer of the IT Olympiad is the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Information Technologies Development Center "IT-Planet" (hereinafter — "The Founder"), Krasnodar, PSRN: 1122300005431, TIN: 2308980846, TRRC: 230801001.
1.3 It is expected that:
  • the results of the IT Olympiad will be used to correct existing and introduce new training programs, to create a talent pool for IT specialists and assess the training of future IT specialists in higher and secondary vocational education institutions.
  • participation in the IT Olympiad motivates students, postgraduates and young IT professionals to apply their skills at enterprises in various economy sectors.
1.4 These Regulations establish the principles of organizing, holding and summing up the results of the IT Olympiad.
1.5 The official website of the IT Olympiad is https://world-it-planet.org (hereinafter — "Site").
1.6 Registration of participants, collection of solutions and works of participants, communication with participants and their representatives, as well as summing up the results is carried out on the platform of innovative competitions at https://braim.org (hereinafter — "Platform").
1.7 The official slogan of the IT Olympiad in Russian is "Открой свою планету", in English "Discover your planet".
1.8 The official logo of the IT Olympiad is a combined image consisting of the symbolic meaning in Russian "ITПЛАНЕТА", in English "ITPLANET" and graphic elements.
1.9 Participation in the IT Olympiad is charge free.
1.10 The official languages ​​of the IT Olympiad are Russian and English.

 2. Organizational structure, governing bodies and their sphere of competence

2.1 The main governing body of the IT Olympiad is the International Organizing Committee (hereinafter — "IOC" or "International Organizing Committee").
2.2 IOC members can be heads and employees of public professional organizations in the field of information and telecommunication technologies, commercial companies working in the field of ICT, representatives of public authorities and vocational education institutions.
2.3 The IOC Chairman organizes its work, presides over IOC meetings and performs the necessary representative and other functions on behalf of the IOC in accordance with these Regulations.
2.4 The Chairman of the IOC of the XIII International Olympiad in the field of information technologies "IT-Planet 2020/21" is Sergey Shalashny, the Chairman of the Board of the ANPO "Information Technologies Development Center "IT-Planet".
2.5 Each competition within the IT Olympiad is accompanied by one or more IT companies, government authorities or other legal entities (hereinafter — "Partner") that have expressed a desire to organize the competition. The Partner provides support in the development of competition tasks and provides expert support.
2.6 IOC members and Partners shall be guided in their activities by these Regulations.
2.7 For the development of tasks and methods for checking the decisions of the participants for each competition, as well as for checking the decisions, the IOC forms the Jury of the competition. The Jury includes representatives of the IT Olympiad Partners and leading experts in the direction of the competitions being held.
2.8 The Jury performs the following functions within the Competition:
  • checks the work of the participants;
  • proposes to the IOC candidates for the winners and prize-winners of the Competitions;
  • presents to the IOC proposals for improving the Competition;
  • participates in the development of the methodology and criteria for evaluating competitive tasks. 

 3. The order of organization and conduct of the IT Olympiad

3.1 All stages of the IT Olympiad are held from December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
3.2 Participants.
3.2.1 Participants of the IT Olympiad are individuals who have registered on the Platform and meet all the conditions specified in this regulation, as well as the information indicated on the Site and in the description of the competition(s) they have chosen on the Platform (hereinafter — "Participants").
3.2.2 Participants can be:
  • students and postgraduates of all courses and forms of higher and secondary vocational education institutions of any country in the world;
  • certified specialists from any country in the world, in the case when their participation is provided for by the rules of a separate competition.
3.2.3 Each competition has an age limit for participants. These restrictions are published in the rules of each individual competition on the official Site and Platform.
3.2.4 All participants compete on equal terms and within a specified time frame in accordance with the rules published on the Site and Platform in the description of each specific competition.
3.2.5 To organize the collective participation of students in competitions and to participate in the ratings compiled based on the results of the IT Olympiad, representatives of higher and secondary vocational education institutions must register on the IT Olympiad Platform. The number of representatives from one institution is not limited. Representatives of branches and divisions can register on their own.
3.3 Competition program.
3.3.1 IT Olympiad contests are grouped in the following nominations (directions):
  • "Information Technology";
  • "Healthcare";
  • "Financial sector";
  • "Communication Technologies";
  • "Industrial Sector";
  • "Consumer Sector";
  • "Utilities, Electricity";
  • "Real estate";
  • "Energetics";
  • "Primary sector".
3.3.2 Each nomination can have an unlimited number of contests. Participation in competitions can be either individual or team.
3.3.3 The main competition program is published on the Site no later than February 1, 2021.
3.3.4 By the decision of the IOC, additional nominations and competitions may be established by March 1, 2021.
3.3.5 Each of the competitions has its own conditions, timing, number of stages and evaluation methodology. This information is available in the description of each competition on the Site and Platform.
3.4 Procedure and terms of registration.
3.4.1 Registration and area of ​​responsibility of representatives of educational institutions.
3.4.1.1 The head of an higher or secondary vocational education institutions (hereinafter — "EI"), who wants to ensure the collective participation of his students in the IT Olympiad, appoints from among his employees an official representative (hereinafter — "Responsible"), who must register on the Platform from 1 December 2020 to February 1, 2021 and confirm their powers with an official letter signed by the head of the EI.
3.4.1.2 The organizing committee verifies the information within 5 working days and makes a decision either on the admission of the educational institution to participate in the IT Olympiad, or on the refusal of admission. In case of admission, information about the educational institution is published on the IT Olympiad Site.
3.4.1.3 After the admission of the EI, the Responsible gets the opportunity to request all statistical information regarding the participants of the IT Olympiad, who indicated the name of this EI during registration.
3.4.1.4 In addition to the official representative from the EI, an unlimited number of employees of this EI can register on the Platform, who can act as mentors or mentors of the team(s) or represent individual departments and faculties. In this case, the representative will receive information about the participants within his area of ​​responsibility if they agree to provide data.
3.4.1.5 The number of participants from EI is not limited.
3.4.1.6 The main tasks of the Responsible are:
  • attracting students of their educational institution to participate in competitions;
  • providing Participants from their educational institution with access to computer classes for them to pass the qualifying stage and monitoring the Participants' compliance with the rules of the competitions.
3.4.1.7 The Responsible is obliged to prohibit the student from taking part in the IT Olympiad if the following facts are discovered:
  • deliberately entering false information during registration;
  • repeated registration of the same participant;
  • violation of the terms of this Regulation.
3.4.1.8 The Responsible is obliged to disqualify students in the event of the discovery of the following facts:
  • non-observance of copyright in the preparation of competitive works;
  • violation of the rules of the IT Olympiad and individual competitions in order to obtain better results.
3.4.1.9 The Responsible does not have the right to:
  • disclose personal data of participants and transfer to third parties access data to their Personal Account on the Platform;
  • take part in the IT Olympiad as a participant and help other participants in solving the tasks of the IT Olympiad.
3.4.2 Registration and ​​responsibility area of Participants.
3.4.2.1 The Participant must register on the Platform from February 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021 in accordance with the timing specified in the description of a particular competition. The application period for different competitions is different and is indicated in the rules of each competition separately.
3.4.2.2 The number of competitions in which a participant can take part is not limited.
3.4.2.3 At the time of registration, the participant must indicate the name of the educational institution in which he is currently studying or has completed training. By specifying the name of the EI, the participant confirms that he belongs to this EI and agrees to the access of the Responsible from the EI indicated by the participant to his data and competitive works.
3.4.2.4 A participant who has graduated EI may revoke the permission to access his information of the Responsible from EI by contacting the IOC by e-mail indicated on the IT Olympiad Website.
3.4.2.5 Each participant has the right to register on the Platform only once.
3.4.2.6 The information submitted during registration is verified. Information from undergraduate and graduate students participating on behalf of registered educational institutions is verified by the Responsible for EI and representatives of the IOC, and information from graduates is verified by a representative of the IOC. Based on the results of the verification, a decision may be made to refuse the right to participate in the IT Olympiad.
3.4.2.7 If, based on the results of consideration of the registration data, a decision was made to refuse admission to the competition, the participant can appeal this decision by contacting the Organizing Committee and presenting evidence of the correctness of his application. An application for protesting the ban is considered within 5 working days, after which a final decision is made.
3.5 Stages.
3.5.1 Competitions have one or two qualifying stages and a final stage. The number of stages is indicated in the description of each specific competition on the Platform.
3.5.2 All stages of all competitions are held within the general established timeframes and in the specified format:
  • EI registration — from December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 online;
  • Registration of participants — from February 1 to March 31, 2021 online;
  • Qualifying stages — from February 1 to April 30, 2021 online;
  • Final — from 28 to 31 May, 2021 in intramural format.
3.5.3 The duration of the tests, the exact timing, evaluation criteria and the rules for determining the winners of each stage are determined separately by the rules of each competition.
3.5.4 The results of the qualifying stages, indicating the participants admitted to participate in the international final, are published no later than April 30, 2021 on the Site and Platform.
3.5.5 International Final.
3.5.6 The International Final (hereinafter — "Final") is the final stage of the IT Olympiad. The format and venue of the Final is approved by the IOC. Information about the venue of the final is published on the Site no later than two months before its start.
3.5.7 Participants in the International Final are participants who have become winners of the qualifying stages of the IT Olympiad. The list of participants in the final stage for each competition is published on the Site and Platform.
3.5.8 Within the framework of the International Final, the following types of tests are possible:
  • solving a practical case or Olympiad tasks;
  • presentation of a creative project/work. Authors of projects/works sent by the authors during the corresponding selection stage are allowed to defend. The requirements for the protection of the work are published in the rules of the relevant competition.
3.5.9 Participants arrive at the Final, and also organize their accommodation at their own expense or at the expense of the sending party, having their passport with them. Students are also required to have their student ID with them.
3.5.10 The IOC reserves the right to provide financial support to the finalists in the event the IOC receives a request from the participants or their official representative. The IOC may also, but is not obliged to, decide on the funding of accommodation and meals for persons with disabilities and persons who are not nationals of the country in which the Final is being organized.
3.5.11 Participants studying at EI registered on the IT Olympiad website can arrive at the Final with accompanying persons — Responsible from their educational institution. The companion is responsible for the life and safety of the students of their institution.
3.5.12 The Organizing Committee provides the participants with meals during the official events of the final. Food for accompanying persons is provided at their expense.
4. Results of the IT Olympiad
4.1 Winners.
4.1.1 According to the results of the final stage for each competition, 3 participants are determined who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In competitions with team participation, the teams that take 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are recognized as winners.
4.1.2 The winners are determined in accordance with the rules of the contests published on the Site and Platform.
4.1.3 The results of the IT Olympiad are recorded in the protocols and after the announcement of the results are not subject to appeal.
4.1.4 Winners receive diplomas, medals.
4.1.5 Ratings and statuses.
4.1.6 Based on the results of the IT Olympiad, the participants of each competition are assigned the following statuses confirmed by certificates and diplomas:
  • "Participant of the International Olympiad qualifying stages" — assigned to participants in the IT Olympiad who took part in all qualifying stages of one or more competitions, regardless of the result shown;
  • "Best participant in the federal district" (only for participants from Russia) — assigned to no more than 10 participants from each federal district of Russia for each individual competition, showing the best results among the participants in their federal district. For a participant applying for this status, the average result for all stages must be at least 50% of the maximum possible;
  • "Best Participant by Country" — awarded to no more than 20 participants from each country for each specific competition, showing the best results among the participants in their country. For a participant applying for this status, the average result for all stages must be at least 60% of the maximum possible;
  • "Participant of the International Final" — assigned to the participants of the IT Olympiad, invited to the International Final and who took part in the final;
  • "Winner of the International Olympiad" is awarded to the participants of the International Final who took the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each specific competition.
4.1.7 Based on the results shown by the students, the Organizing Committee assigns statuses to higher or secondary vocational education institutions and compiles ratings of the best educational institutions. To obtain the status and participate in the rating, an educational institution must be registered on the Platform.
4.1.8 The Organizing Committee assigns the following statuses separately to institutions of higher and secondary vocational education:
  • "Winner of the International Olympiad in the field of information technology "IT-Planet 2020/21" in the Federal District" (only for educational institutions from Russia);
  • "Winner of the international Olympiad in the field of information technology "IT-Planet 2020/21" in the country";
  • "The absolute winner of the international Olympiad in the field of information technology "IT-Planet 2020/21".
4.1.9 The Organizing Committee makes the following ratings of higher and secondary vocational education institutions participating in the IT Olympiad:
  • 10 best institutions of higher vocational education and secondary vocational education in the federal district of the Russian Federation (the rating includes only educational institutions from Russia);
  • 20 best institutions of higher vocational education and secondary vocational education in the country;
  • 30 best institutions of higher vocational education and secondary vocational education in all countries.

 5. Financing of the IT Olympiad

5.1 The Olympiad is financed by:
  • own funds of the Founder;
  • sponsorship fees, grants and donations from public and private legal entities, as well as individuals;
  • funds of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation or other countries participating in the IT Olympiad, and/or a legal entity that accepts the Finals on its basis and receives the status of "Co-organizer of the International Final" (hereinafter — "Co-organizer").
5.2 Sponsorship contributions are directed to the organization of the IT Olympiad, to finance the work of the IOC and to the statutory work of the Founder. The amount of sponsorship fees depends on the participation level of Sponsor. Participation levels, preferences within each level and the amount of the sponsorship fee are regulated by a set of documents (sponsorship set), which is approved by the IOC.
5.3 The Co-organizer of the International Finals assumes part of the responsibilities for organizing the International Finals, which list is approved by the IOC. The Co-organizer is also required to make a financial contribution in the amount approved by the IOC. The organizational fee is directed to the implementation of the statutory activities of the IOC and the Founder. The remaining financial resources of the Co-Organizer and/or the sponsorship funds attracted by him are directed to the organization of the International Final.
5.4 All sponsorship funds, as well as Co-Organizer Funds, including the organizational fee, are credited to the current account of the IT Olympiad Founder according to the following details: Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Information Technologies Development Center "IT-Planet", TIN/TRRC: 2308980846/230801001, legal/postal address: 204 Office, 286 Severnaya St, Krasnodar, 350004. Acc. No.: 0703810447100000147, Corr. acc.: 30101810400000000700, BIC: 040349700, PJSC «BANK URALSIB» South Branch.
5.5 In the absence of funding, the IOC has the right to cancel the competition(s) or revise the time frame and rules for holding them at any stage of the IT Olympiad, as well as temporarily suspend any stages of the IT Olympiad until the necessary funding appears.