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Olympics / Contests

Olympics and contests serve to identify high ability in children and to promote it efficiently at an early stage. The tasks in these contests go far beyond school level, enabling the pupils to work intensively in a special area.

An attractive range of subjects is offered to the pupils and they are given the opportunity to cooperate with others who are also highly interested. Thereby qualities such as independence, competence in the subject, the solving of tasks, cooperating with others, and dealing with stressful situations are promoted. The contests create a learning environment that challenges the students’ abilities.


The most important contests and Olympics in Austria can be categorized in the following areas:

The contests are organized on three consecutive levels:

Course level – regional level – national level.


The winners of the national competition may then take part in international Olympics.