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  • February 17, 2018, Erbil
    February 17, 2018, Erbil

Rules and Guidelines

Competition Organizer:


  • Ronaki Hawler Education Company
  • Ministry of Education of Kurdistan Regional Government,
  • Ishik University.

Fields of Competition:


  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer
  • Mathematics
  • Design.

Computer Sub-categories


1- Programming and software

This category offers young, talented students the opportunity to measure capabilities and to compare themselves to other programming teams from around the Iraq.

The object of programming category is to design and develop an original and innovative real-world application and solution.


2- Computer Art and Short Movie

The computer has become an essential tool for anyone working in the fields of design, photography, videography, illustration, architecture, industrial design, animation, and multimedia and web design.

Make a short movie which offers solution to family matters, create and demonstrate a way for a better family in today’s world.


3- Hardware Control and Robotics

The basic aim of this category is to provide young engineers from diverse subfields and a competing and study chance on hardware controls, electronics devices designs.

The project must be realized, shouldn’t be a project only on the paper. If it’s a big sized project, at least a working prototype should be built.

Short Movie Rules & Regulations (2016-2017)




  • Total running time of short film must be less than 10 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.
  • The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for competition presentation.
  • FPO organization has right to use all from the film for competition promotional purposes and to retain video copies of each film.
  • Film should be submitted before deadline.
  • The short film should be on topic with a message that is strong and compelling and may be of any style or genre (e.g. action, adventure, comedy, drama, animation or documentary.)
  • The topics of Short movie category are Charity, respect parents, patriotism, and Scientific Short Movie.



Make an environmental project which offers solution to make life easier to people. It might be upgraded of exist project or things or totally new project.

The project must be realized, shouldn’t be a project only on the paper. If it’s a big sized project, at least a working prototype should be built.




  • 7-11 Grades



Online Registrations:

17 December 2016 – 10 January 2017

Day of Competition:

04 February 2017

Project Rules:


  1. Future Inventors is open to students in schools in Kurdistan Region of Iraq attending classes in grades 7 through 11 or not have reached age 18 on or before January 10, preceding the Future Inventors.
  2. The language of the competition is English; so, all competitors must have a good command of English.
  3. Applications will start on 17 December 2016 and finish on 10 January 2017 online at www.futureinventors.net website.
  4. Requirements on online application form should be completed correctly. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted and these projects will be eliminated.
  5. Future Inventors will be held on 04 February 2017 at Ishik University Campus in Erbil.
  6. The projects will be evaluated and results will be announced on the same day.
  7. A student or a team can only bring one project to join the Future Inventors.
  8. A team project may have only two members, teams may not have more than two members.
  9. Students will be required to submit an abstract as the part of the application process. Project abstracts exceed 500 words. Abstracts written out of this range will be eliminated.
  10. Future Inventors Scientific Review Committee will evaluate the abstracts of the projects for the eligibility and invite qualified projects to participate in the Future Inventors.
  11. The owners of qualified projects must prepare a research paper (project reports) detailing their project. During the day of competition, competitors will give a copy of the research paper to jury members.
  12. There is no page limit on the research paper.
  13. A student can only Join with one project.
  14. At the end of the report, there must be photographs about the project. The project reports should contain the following;
  • Project Title
  • Aim of The Project
  • Hypothesis
  • Experiments
  • Material and Methods
  • Conclusion and Discussion
  • Bibliography

Project Guidelines:


  1. The project presented by the student must be only their own portion of the complete study. Additional support from teachers or university faculties will be allowed.
  2. The materials of the project will be brought by the competitors.
  3. During the exhibition, only stands, pins, tape and scissors will be provided by FPO Organization Committiee. Extra materials of the project will be brought by the competitors. Any sticker or glue that  are different from tape not allowed to use on stands.
  4. Projects will be exhibited on the stands as posters by students. The prints or posters that projects will be exhibited should brought by competitiors. Students are allowed to bring demos or prototypes to present as part of presentation.
  5. The stands for the exhibition will be provided by the FPO Coordination Committiee. Measurements of posters for stands should be (95×110 cm) like in figure.



  1. All of the phases of the projects must conform with International Scientific Rules and the project owners will take the full responsibility.
  2. The projects will be evaluated by the jury that will be choosen by Organization Committiee. The jury members will ask questions during the presentations and evaluate their answers together in their reports. While the jury members visiting the stands supervisors cannot be stand with the students.
  3. Exhibits/projects are judged on the following basis:


-> Originality (20 pts),

  • Are the questions asked?
  • Is the approach to solving the problem?
  • Is the analysis of the data?
  • Is the interpretation of the data?
  • Is the use of equipment?

-> Scientific Thought (30 pts),

  • Is the problem stated clearly?
  • Is there a procedural plan for obtaining a solution?
  • Are the variables clearly recognized and defined?
  • If controls were necessary, was there a recognition of their need and were they correctly used?
  • Are they within the scope of the original aims?
  • How completely has the problem been covered in the project?
  • Is the student aware of other approaches or theories concerning the project?
  • Was adequate time spent on the project?
  • Is the student familiar with the scientific literature in the field in which the work was done?

-> Clarity and Thoroughness (30 pts.),

  • How clearly does the finalist discuss his/her project and explain the purpose, procedure, and conclusions? Watch out for memorized speeches that reflect little understanding of principles.
  • Does the written material reflect the finalist’s or team’s understanding of the research?
  • Are the important phases of the project presented in an orderly manner?
  • How clearly is the data presented?
  • How clearly are the results presented?
  • How well does the project display explain the project?

-> Skill (20 pts.),

  • Does the student have the skills required to do all the work necessary to obtain the data which support the project?
  • Laboratory skills? Computational skills? Observational skills?
  • Design skills? Presentation skills.
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