COMPETITION REGULATION

The International Youth Competition of Scientific, Scientific, Practical and Sci-Fi Works «HORIZON-2100» REGULATION

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1. This Regulation defines the conditions and procedure for the International Youth Competition of scientific, scientific, practical and sci-fi works «HORIZON-2100», then the Competition.

1.2. In the interests of agreeing a common understanding of the conditions and procedure for the Competition, the Participants and Organizers adopted the Basic Concepts, Terms and Definitions.

1.3. The competition is organized by the Center for Modeling Future in education, science, economics and the social and humanitarian sphere and is held online in absentia.

Participation in the Competition is voluntary and free.

 II. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION

 2.1. The main purpose of the Competition is to motivate thinking youth from different countries with an active lifestyle to carry out a creative search for scientific, scientific-practical ideas, hypotheses, and sci-fi ideas about the distant future; identify the best gifted and active young people who are passionate and capable of scientific creativity, analysis and forecasting of the future.

2.2. The goals and objectives of the competition in 2020:

2.2.1. Motivation of thinking youth from different countries with an active life position to “turn on” their intelligence and:

  • carry out a creative search for scientific ideas, hypotheses, sci-fi ideas about the distant future at the turn of 2100 in the format of scientific and sci-fi works;
  • offer concrete ideas and solutions to overcome the threats facing the world for the period up to 2045 in the format of scientific, scientific and practical works and startups.
  • offer concrete ideas for building sustainable development of mankind for the period until 2045 in the format of scientific, scientific-practical works and startups.

2.2.2. The selection of scientific papers reflecting the best scientific hypotheses and scientific vision about the future of the planet and humanity at the turn of 2100 and the prospects for the development of its various scenarios;

2.2.3. The selection of sci-fi works containing the best sci-fi picture of the future of the planet and humanity at the turn of 2100, containing original innovative ideas, fantastic events and phenomena, and giving them a scientific explanation;

2.2.4. Identification and encouragement of the most gifted Participants of the Competition, focused on independent scientific and creative activities in the field of scientific vision of the future;

2.2.5. Creating an online and offline environment aimed at the scientific and creative communication of young people from different countries, passionate about generating new ideas, scientific hypotheses, science fiction, philosophical and other ideas about the distant future.

III. COMPETITION ORGANIZERS

3.1. In order to successfully conduct the Competition, the Initiator invites other Organizers — non-state and state educational, research organizations and development institutions from different countries, sharing the ideas and goals of the Competition and carrying out the necessary organizational, administrative, informational, financial and logistical activities for its successful implementation. The initiator of the Competition takes up the functions as the Responsible Organizer.

3.2. The Organizers of the Competition from among well-known authoritative scientific, creative and public figures, representatives of government, business circles and Organizers create the Organizing Committee, then — the Organizing Committee, which is entrusted with general management of the organization and conduct of the Competition.

IV. NOMINATIONS AND PROFILE DIRECTIONS OF THE COMPETITION — 2020

4.1. The competition is held in three nominations:

  • For the best scientific article, research, scientific-practical work, reflecting the scientific vision of the future of the planet and humanity at the turn of 2100 and the prospects for the development of its various scenarios;
  • For the best scientific, research, scientific-practical work or engineering start-up, aimed at overcoming the threats facing the world and / or building a sustainable future for humanity for the period up to 2045 (UN centenary year);
  • For the best creative work — a science fiction story describing imaginary innovative and original ideas, fantastic events, phenomena, processes and future prospects at the turn of the year 2100, giving them a scientific explanation.

4.2. The profile directions of the competition

  • Agrocomplex and rural development

Innovative agrocomplex, animal husbandry agriculture, means of production, natural factors, agricultural enterprise, agrarian policy, staff development and a new quality of their life.

  • Army, wars, international security, regional conflicts

Armed forces, information war, international security system, regional security, international relations, political conflicts, terrorism, drug trafficking, maritime piracy, illegal migration, globalization, cyber security, information security, cartographic war, civil defense, national security factors, territorial integrity, intervention , peacemaking, countering extremism, military equipment, frozen conflicts.

  • Business, economy

Economic theory, economics, regional economics, taxes, finance, insurance, entrepreneurship, statistics, economic aspects, foreign trade, business, government regulation, small and medium enterprises, international business, Competitive intelligence, business innovation, electronic business Investments, budget, taxes, national debt, reforms of the WTO, the fuel and energy sector of the Central Bank and banks.

  • Geopolitics

Geopolitical schools, geostrategic priorities, national interest, international contradictions, energy diplomacy, energy security, soft power, power factor, regionalism, geodemography, demographic dynamics, political geography.

  • Biology

Anatomy, biogeography, biotechnology, biophysics, biochemistry, botany, veterinary medicine, virology, genetics, animal husbandry, zoology, lichenology, medicine, mycology, microbiology, molecular biology, morphology, general biology, paleontology, selection, systematics, physiology, phytopathology, cytology, evolutionary theory, ecology, embryology, ethology.

  • Medicine

Preventive medicine, clinical medicine, pharmacology (pharmaceuticals), biomedical industries, selected areas of medicine, theoretical medicine, practical medicine, evidence-based medicine, health care.

  • Urban Studies

Infrastructure of the city, urban space, 3d-modeling of the space, self-developing system, the city of the future.

  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive technologies

 Modeling of thinking, principles of building intelligent systems, business intelligence, adaptive learning systems, web generations, electronic government, production transformation, national digital strategies, biotechnology, cognitive informatics, expansion of artificial intelligence applications

  • Computers and Internet

Computer system, mathematical models, Storage of programs and data, number system, digital or analog, computers, programming. Internet of things, information perception, information society, information sphere, information wealth, information poverty, planetary networks, computer networks, information picture of the world.

  • Cosmos

Asteroid-comet hazard, extraterrestrial civilizations, cosmonautics, cosmoglobalics, global evolution, space exploration, strategic space, rocket science, cosmonautics, rocket and space industry, defense industry complex, cosmonautics problems.

  • Nanotechnology

The latest achievements, nanomedicine and chemical industry, nanotechnology industry, nanotechnology and society. Computational nanotechnologies, nanosystems modeling, space-time models, nanotechnology market.

  • Society

Social sciences in general, theory and practice of social development, philosophy, historical sciences, sociology, political science, social processes, the exchange of scientific information on current social research, the state and law, legal sciences, politics and political science; civil society; information society, social stratification structure of society.

  • Demographics

Socio-economic problems of population, family sociology, migration, ethnography, population geography, social hygiene, demographic policy.

  • Environment

State of local and global ecosystems, environmental problems, environmental factors, environmental protection, soil science, anthropogenic system, organizational and legal mechanism of environmental management, environmental protection, management in the field of environmental management and environmental protection, public environmental relations, environmental factors, impact production, space junk, resource development.

  • Energy and alternative energy sources

Renewable energy sources, traditional electric power industry, non-traditional energy sources, electric networks, energy saving, heat supply, energy fuel, energy systems, energy and diplomacy, energy and safety, development of alternative energy directions

  • Transport and infrastructure

The development of all types of transport and transport systems, road network, road safety, logistics systems, transport infrastructure, passenger traffic, information technology.

  • Interdisciplinary profile*

*On this profile, work is being taken in the context of solving the problems put on the UN agenda:

— geopolitical tensions, nuclear threats, wars, conflicts, confrontations, problems of the world economy, coronavirus, etc.);

— environment and climate change (climate change and its consequences, the rapid disappearance of biological diversity and waste);

— global distrust (distrust of political institutions; (distrust between generations; strata, cultures and religions);

— abuse of new technologies (dissemination of false information, oppression and exploitation of people, privacy violations);

— total inaction (people, enterprises and governments make millions of decisions that are ineffective or not implemented).

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS

5.1. Young people, schoolchildren and students aged 16 to 26 years of age carrying out scientific research, scientific-practical and engineering design and / or science fiction literary creativity in the subject area of the Competition are invited to participate in the competition.

5.2. For participation can be represented:

5.2.1. Scientific, scientific and practical works prepared individually or in collaboration, but not more than 3 co-authors;

5.2.2. Creative works prepared individually.

VI. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF SCIENTIFIC AND SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL WORKS

6.1. Scientific and scientific-practical works are presented:

— as MS Word files in .doc or .docx formats;

— in Russian or in English.

— The printed volume is not less than 5 and not more than 36 thousand characters, including spaces. Larger works are rejected;

— Illustrative materials — in no more than 3 A4 sheets, it is recommended to send the illustrative materials into a separate attachment if the volume is exceeded;

— At the request of the author, materials are accepted in the form of including videos, animations, flash presentations, slideshows, infographics, any other genres and formats for visualizing scientific work;

— The volume of materials for the visualization of scientific work in any genre and format can not exceed 25 MB. Larger works are rejected;

6.2. The scientific and scientific-practical works should contain the following sections:

— Title page, which indicates only the topic of work (without specifying information about the author, supervisor (if any) and place of study or work);

— Introduction, which should contain an assessment of the current state of the topic under consideration within the chosen area, relevance and scientific and/or practical novelty, goals and objectives of the implemented forecasting;

— The main part, in which the data reflecting the essence of the work, the justification of the chosen methods for solving problems, the description of the formed scientific hypothesis;

— Conclusion, which indicates the brief conclusions on the results of the conducted research;

— List of sources used;

— Annex (if you have).

6.3. Works submitted to the competition must be originalNot accepted works published or pending in publishers or magazines. Plagiarism in competitive work is not allowed. The Organizing Committee has the right not to accept work that does not meet the requirements reflected in these Regulations, about which Participants are sent messages within 7 working days from the date of submission of the scientific work. However, these Participants are not deprived of the right to submit work again, if the deadline for accepting applications for the Contest has not expired.

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF SCI-FI WORKS

7.1. Sci-fi work — sci-fi story, essay, reportage, journalism, etc. should be presented:

— as MS Word files in .doc or .docx formats.;

— in Russian or English;

— Printed volume of works not less than 3.6 and not more than 36 thousand characters, including spaces, font size — 14 pt., Line spacing — 1.5. Larger works are rejected;

— Illustrative materials — with the inclusion, at the request of the author, of illustrations in the format of original photographs, photo collages, drawings, engravings, or other images explaining the text of a literary work on the aggregate of no more than 3 A4 sheets;

7.2. Sci-fi work should include the following sections:

— title page, which indicates only the title of the work (without specifying information about the author and the place of study or work);

— the introductory part — the preface, the address of the author, from the author, prologue, etc., in which the author addresses the reader, reports a few words about himself and what goals were set when writing the work, describes the history of its creation and some peculiarities, which he encountered during his work, stresses the reaction he expects from readers;

— the main part is the text of the work itself — an essay written in the science fiction genre about the future of the planet and humanity at the turn of the year 2100. Purely realistic works, without a science fiction component, will not be accepted.

— the final part — afterword, epilogue, postscript, etc. — to the discretion of the author, in which brief conclusions are presented, or his own vision of the work and the idea of ​​the science fiction themes and aspects covered in it, additions which, in the author’s opinion, cannot be included in the main part of the work.

— a list of sources used, substantiating the scientific explanation of the fantasy events, phenomena and processes presented in the work.

7.3. Works submitted to the competition must be original. Not accepted works published or pending in publishers or magazines. Plagiarism in competitive work is not allowed. The Organizing Committee has the right not to accept work that does not meet the requirements reflected in these Regulations, about which Participants are sent messages within 7 working days from the date of submission of the scientific work. However, these Participants are not deprived of the right to submit work again, if the deadline for accepting applications for the Contest has not expired.

VIII. PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING SCIENTIFIC AND SCI-FI WORKS TO THE COMPETITION

8.1. The package of documents provided for the competition should include:

— a questionnaire of the participant of the competition indicating the direction of the competition, nomination, information about the author / authors and the supervisor (if any);

— scientific or creative work.

8.2. The Organizing Committee has the right not to accept work that does not meet the requirements reflected in this Regulation, about which notifications are sent to the Participants within 7 business days from the day the work is submitted. At the same time, these Participants are not deprived of the right to resubmit work if the deadline for accepting applications for the Competition has not expired.

IX. PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING SCIENTIFIC AND SCI-FI WORKS

9.1. Assessment of scientific, scientific-practical and sci-fi works is carried out separately for each direction and each nomination in the manner established in this section.

9.2. Scientific, scientific-practical and creative works are submitted by the Organizing Committee to the chairmen of specialized expert commissions corresponding to the directions of the Competition.

9.3. The chairman of the specialized expert commission distributes the work among experts in accordance with the subject of work and specialization.

9.4. Experts evaluate the work according to ten criteria on a five point system. Each work is reviewed and evaluated by three experts independently of each other. If the assessments of experts diverge significantly, the chairman of the relevant expert commission decides on an additional assessment of the work by other experts.

9.5. The results of the examination in each direction of the competition are drawn up by the relevant expert commissions with a protocol prepared on the basis of expert opinions and signed by the chairman and members of the relevant expert commission.

9.6. Within a week after the completion of the work of specialized expert commissions, the protocols are submitted to the International Competition Jury to summarize and determine the winners.

9.7. The composition of the experts involved is closed and not disclosed. Expert reviews are not sent to authors.

9.8. The decision of the competition experts cannot be challenged by the participants of the competition.

9.9. Scientific and creative works in which plagiarism is detected, on the proposal of the profile expert commission, are removed from the Competition by the Organizing Committee. The decision is recorded in the minutes of the Organizing Committee.

9.10. With a small number (less than 9) or a low level of submitted scientific and sci-fi works in any specialized field, the Organizing Committee, in agreement with the chairman of the relevant expert commission of the corresponding direction of the Competition, may decide to declare the Competition in this direction invalid.

9.11. In case of violation of the procedure for evaluating competitive works of any of the specialized expert commissions by the decision of the Organizing Committee, the results of the work of this commission of the Competition may be invalidated.

X. PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE COMPETITION WINNERS

10.1. Summing up the results of the Competition is carried out by the International Competitive Jury no later than a week after the submission of protocols by the relevant expert commissions, provided that at least half of its members are present at the meeting.

10.2. Winners are determined at a meeting of the International Competitive Jury on the basis of the average rating put out by experts who considered this work.

10.3. For each nomination of the Competition, within the framework of one direction of the Competition, no more than three scientific and three sci-fi works, which took first to third place, are determined. Their authors are recognized as winners of the Competition.

10.4. In addition to the winners, the International Competition Jury for each nomination may determine the winners of the Competition. Places for the work of the laureates are not awarded.

10.5. The results of the competition are recorded in a protocol signed by the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the competition and the Chairman of the International Competition Jury.

10.6. The list of winners and laureates of the competition is available on the websites of the Organizers of the Competition, on the websites of information partners and on social networks.

XI. AWARDING THE WINNERS AND LAWNERS OF THE COMPETITION

11.1. Winners and laureates of the Competition are awarded with special diplomas.

11.2. Scientific and creative works of the winners of the Competition are published in the Internet collection of scientific and scientific-practical works and the Almanac of science fiction stories on the websites of the Contest Organizers.

11.3. Works that are not awarded awards are not returned to the participants of the Competition.

XII. Terms of participation and copyright

12.1. Participation in the Competition is open to young people from any countries, all nationalities, ethnic groups and nations.

12.2. The deadline for sending work is May 31, 2020 (inclusive).

12.3. Participants confirm that the submitted works do not violate the rights of third parties — copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, including rights to photos, videos and images.

12.4. Participants acknowledge that they accept these terms and conditions and agree to the display and public presentation of works, including photos, videos and images.

12.5. Responsibility for the observance of copyright work, participating in the competition, is the participant who sent this work to the competition. The organizer does not acquire ownership rights to the participants.

12.6. By sending their work to the competition, the authors give the right to the Organizing Committee of the competition to use the submitted material and the personal data specified by the author for non-commercial purposes.

12.7. The conditions for participation in the Competition are the Agreement, according to which the authors — participants of the Competition provide the Organizer with a non-exclusive, free, unlimited, worldwide right to:

  • public presentation of texts, images, photos, videos;
  • reproduction of texts, images, photos, videos on any equipment and on any media, including paper and electronic media.

12.8. The exercise of the rights granted to the Organizer by this Agreement shall be publicly displayed on the Organizer’s website, and the participants, the authors of the submitted scientific and creative works, shall reflect and confirm their consent to these conditions of participation and this Agreement in the Application Form when submitting work to the Competition.

The exercise of the rights provided by this Agreement is governed and interpreted in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

12.1. Responsibility for observing the copyright of the work participating in the competition lies with the participant who sent this work to the competition.

12.2. When submitting their work to the competition, the authors give the Organizing Committee the right to use the material sent and the personal data specified by the author for non-commercial purposes (posting on the Internet, in print media, at exhibition stands).

XIII. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

All conditions specified in this Regulation are a public offer. According to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation Article 435:

An offer is recognized as an offer addressed to one or several specific persons, which is quite definite and expresses the intention of the person who made the offer to consider himself to have entered into an agreement with the addressee who will accept the offer.

The offer must contain the essential terms of the contract.

The offer binds the person who sent it from the moment it was received by the addressee.

If the notice of withdrawal of the offer was received earlier or at the same time as the offer itself, the offer shall be considered not received.

XIV. DATE OF THE COMPETITION

— Acceptance of work: March 20 — May 31.

— Examination of works — from June 1 to June 25.

— Summing up the results of the Competition, determining the finalists who won prizes I, II, III places and the announcement of the winners — June 26-30.

— Invitation of the winners to Moscow to participate in the International Forum “Shaping the Future Together” — July 1-3, 2020 and awarding diplomas.

— Holding the International Forum “Shaping the Future Together” — July — August — September 2020. The exact data of the Forum will be announced after the normalization of the world situation with the pandemic of the coronavirus infection COVID-19.

XV. CONTACT INFORMATION

The official page of the competition on the website of the Center for Future Modeling http://www.futuruble.space

The site of the 2020 competition in Russian: http://www.futurible.space/?p=2031

Competition 2020 website in English: http://www.futurible.space/?p=2038

E-mail for sending applications and competitive entries in Russian: horizon2100@futurible.space

E-mail for sending application forms and competitive works of participants in English: contest2100@futurible.space