TIC stands for “The Intellectuals’ Challenge.” This is a four day intellectually stimulating contest based on individual and team challenges for young minds aged 11-14 (Owlets) and 14-18 (Owlys).
Each participant must be aged 11- 14 to participate as an Owlet and 15-18 to participate as an Owly in TIC.
All students who have sufficient command of the English language are invited to participate.
Owlets: Any student born on or after 1 September 2004 will be considered as an Owlet in 2018-2019 Season.
Owlys: Any student born before 1 September 2004 will be considered as an Owly in 2018-2019 Season.
Three. Two-person teams are accepted in exceptional circumstances, but may find they are at a disadvantage for some team challenges. You are responsible for forming your own team.
Yes, you certainly can! Teams can be formed with students from different schools and/or countries.
No. You can participate in Team Challenges as a team of three students OR participate in one of the Individual Challenges individually. Only in Short Film Challenge (category: Individual Challenges) up to three participants can apply as a group but each one must pay the entrance fee separately if the group qualifies for the finals.
Supervisors accompany teams throughout the contest. They are expected to ensure all students are aware of and understand the competition rules and instructions. Supervisors are also responsible for liaising with the TIC organisers to ensure the contest runs smoothly.
As the contest is student-driven, teams can attend by themselves, however we highly recommend that teams be accompanied during TIC.
Academics, educators and accompanying supervisors.
An international certificate of participation and achievement along with medals, trophies and lots of lovely owlets and owlys!
- Social Sciences
- Art & Design
- Literature & Culture
- Science & Technology
- Economics & Business
Our theme changes every year and the subject-based challenges revolve around this theme. Participants are strongly recommended to explore the topics, items, and content included in each subject and to carry out extensive research prior to participation in the contest.
You may visit TIC-Globals and TIC-Locals calendar to see the registration fees for each challenge.
Supervisors pay a certain amount of fee to attend TIC-Globals.
The participation fee includes:
- All materials used during the contest
- Lunch for the competition days
- Certificates of participation and achievement for students
- Keynote speeches
- Award certificates
- Invitation letter for visa application (if requested)
The participation fee does not include:
- Visa (Invitation letters are provided upon registration)
- Meals (except packed lunch for the competition days)
- Travel insurance