What is an “Owlypia Local”?
Owlypia Locals are two-day long intellectually stimulating competitions based on team challenges for students aged 9-11 (OWLINS), 12-14 (OWLETS) and 15-18 (OWLYS).
There are two types of Owlypia Locals Competitions (Onsite / Virtual) and they all take place in different countries all around the world.
When and where do Owlypia Locals take place?
Please go to our calendar to see the dates and venues.
What are the competitions in Owlypia Locals?
There are five Team Challenges:
- Knowledge Challenge
- Pen Down Challenge
- Speech-Craft Challenge
- Impromptu Challenge
- Team Spirit Challenge
Do you have to enter all 5 challenges above?
Yes, all participants must take all 5 challenges.
How many students form a team?
Three. Two-person teams are accepted in exceptional circumstances but may find they are at a disadvantage for some team challenges. A single student can also apply for team challenges but they are responsible for forming their own team.
If one of your teammates is an Owly, does the whole team compete in Owlys?
Yes! Even if there are two Owlets and an Owly in a team, the team competes in Owlys category.
Can the students in the same team choose different favourite subjects?
Yes! The three team members can choose the same or different favourite subjects; it’s all up to them.
Can we form a team from different schools?
Yes, you certainly can! Teams can be formed with students from different schools and/or countries. It can also help you start new friendships!
What should I do if I would like to participate in an Owlypia Local but I don’t have a team?
If you need one more member or two more members to complete your team but don’t know what to do, then please post it on our FB page and/or let us know; we will do our best to help you find a team.
Do I need a supervisor?
As the contest is student-driven, teams can attend by themselves to the local competitions; however, we highly recommend that teams be accompanied during Owlypia Locals.
What is the role of supervisors?
Supervisors accompany teams throughout the competition. They are expected to ensure all students are aware of and understand the event rules and instructions. All supervisors that have a good command of English are expected to judge at local competitions if not requested otherwise. Supervisors are also responsible for liaising with the Owlypia organisers to ensure the competition runs smoothly.
What are the awards*?
An international certificate of participation and achievement** along with medals, trophies and lots of lovely owlets and owlys! Teams that qualify at Owlypia Locals can choose to participate at an Owlypia Global of their choice. Top 3 team members in Owlets and Owlys get a 20%, 15% and 10% discounts for Owlypia Globals as long as they register in 30 days after the local competition.
What are the costs of participation?
You may visit the Owlypia Locals registration page to see the fees for each local event.
Do supervisors have to pay?
Supervisors do not have to pay any fees for Owlypia Locals. All supervisors are required to judge the challenges if requested by the Owlypia team.
Who judges the challenges?
Academics, educators and accompanying supervisors.
How can I get my certificates?
All certificates of participation are given during the Owlypia competition. The certificates of achievement are emailed to the supervisors in 30 days after the competition.
*If a student wins a discount at an Owlypia Online and Local and in any other Owlypia competition, they can use the higher one only within the deadline given.
**It usually takes two-three weeks to get the achievement certificates. The certificates will be sent to the supervisors.