Global Round 2023 poster

Experience the Owlypia spirit globally!

Owlypia Globals are exciting international competitions for students aged 9-11 (Owlins), 12-14 (Owlets) and 15-18 (Owlys). At Owlypia Globals, students come together at prestigious institutions to participate in a series of team and individual challenges revolving around a central theme. Owlypia Globals are held onsite in London-UK, Boston-USA, Cambridge-UK, Abu Dhabi-UAE and online as Global Virtual.

This year

  • Global Cambridge Round is going to be held on 19-22 June 2023,
  • Global Boston Round is going to be held on 20-23 July  2023,
  • Global Virtual Round is going to be held on 19-21 August 2023 and
  • Global Abu Dhabi Round is going to be held on 07-10 October 2023.

The main prerequisite for applying to an Owlypia Global is to receive a medal from either an Online Round or a Local Round.


Global Rounds Competition Dates Registration Deadlines
Global Cambridge 19-22 June 2023 10 June 2023
Global Boston 20-23 July 2023 5 July 2023
Global Abu Dhabi 07-10 October 2023 25 September 2023
Global Virtual 19-21 August 2023 10 August 2023


Owlypia Global Cambridge

Although it is mostly known for its academic learning and development, one can immediately be impressed by Cambridge’s amazing view with its breathtaking nature, architecture, sculptures and the River Cam, where the punting was born. Its welcoming atmosphere gives life to the visitors and Cambridge students are reported to have some of the highest rates of satisfaction in the UK. The city is unquestionably very inspiring and it helps you grow academically and personally at any given moment.

We are happy to host our event in Cambridge, which is a dynamic, welcoming and international city committed to developing the talents of all its students and making the Owlypia experience as enjoyable as it is rewarding and successful.

Owlypia Global Cambridge (19-22 June 2023)

Participation fees:

  • Standard Price: 600 GBP

Registration Deadline: 10 June 2023

Participation fee includes:
+ Welcome Pack (Programme Guide, T-shirt, Cap, Notepad, Pen, etc.)
+ All materials used during the contest
+ Attending the event and keynote speeches
+ Lunch on the first and second competition days
+ Certificates of participation and achievement
+ Medals and Owly mascots
+ A full day city tour programme in Cambridge
+ Invitation letter for visa application (if requested)

Not included: Visa, Insurance, Transfers, Accommodation, Meals (except for lunch on two competition days)


We are also organising a fantastic Earth Explorer Trip after the competition in Cambridge. The trip (5 days/4 nights) includes sightseeing tours and fun activities in London and Oxford. You can join this optional trip after the competition and extend your England journey with an unforgettable experience.

Price on request (only for groups)


  • A group of three students form a team and work cooperatively to complete all the challenges successfully.
  • All students compete in team challenges in three age categories; Owlins (ages 9-11), Owlets (ages 12-14) and Owlys (ages 15-18).
  • All students register their teams online and prepare themselves for the challenges studying the recommended resources.
  • The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen their knowledge.
  • All team members must compete in all 5 team challenges. For more information, click on each challenge please.


Our curated resources, from captivating films to insightful articles, are here to fuel your passion. And don’t miss the thought-provoking questions tailored for each subject – they’re your compass for deeper exploration!


  • In Individual Challenges, students submit their work in one of the four challenges below. Then, if they qualify for the Owlypia Globals, they need to present their work in front of a jury.
  • Students can participate in different Owlypia Globals but they cannot use the same project for each one.
  • All entries must be received by the deadlines written on each Owlypia Global page.
  • All individual challenge participants must take three challenges below:
    • Project Presentation: A five-minute presentation in front of a judging committee.
    • Knowledge Challenge: All questions are taken from their favourite subjects.
    • Team Spirit Challenge: Teams of two or three are formed by the Owlypia Team.
  • The categories below are open to individual participants; however, up to three individuals may participate in Short Film Challenge as a group. 


Are You Ready For The Challenge?

Register now and be part of an exciting global event in Cambridge!