Unfortunately a refund or a postponement to next year is not possible, as we have already paid all our expenses. Otherwise we could not offer the competition next year.
These fees cover the printing and shipping of the registration kits and posters as well as development costs, maintenance and updates of the technical infrastructure required for the online contest, rental of numerous servers needed to operate the contest, management of the data base containing all the participants by an external provider and especially score calculation and the establishment of three rankings, the purchase, production, delivery and storage of prizes, prize parcel preparation by an external provider and finally, delivery of prize parcels to schools.
These fees also finance the development and maintenance of our website as well as the different applications so that students can practise free of charge all year long.
At this stage, 100% of the entry fees have been spent within the organization or are tied to our service providers with whom we sign contracts at the beginning of the year. For all of these reasons, we do not have the funds available at this point of the year, so cancellations or refunds are not possible.
We are offering a great deal of flexibility for the organisation of the competition and we hope that this has been made it possible for everyone.