1.1. The regulation defines the procedure of organization and conduction of local stage of European BEST Engineering Competition (further – Competition), procedure of participation in Competition and determine the winners of the Competition
1.2. The founder of the Competition is a non-profit organization «BEST Moscow».
1.3. Organizing Committee, which will further develope the programme of the Competition, is formed by the founder of the Competition.
1.4. The Organizing Committee form the Jury of the Competition and ensures that it is necessary for evaluation of resources, approves a quota of winners, approves the list of winners.
1.5. The Jury of the Competition check and evaluate the work, and determine the winners and prize-winners for competitions, draw up the relevant protocols.
1.6. Participants are only students and teachers of the BMSTU.
1.7. The working language of the Competition is English.
1.8. You can check the information about the Competition on the website of the Competition, also in community of Competition “Vkontakte”.
II. Goals and objectives of the Competition
2.1. Goal: to provide to students opportunity to try out their technical knowledge and skills in practice in front of representatives of companies.
2.2. Objective: to develop teamwork skills, interaction with other people and skills to present their ideas.
III. The Directions Of The Competition
3.1. Competitions are held in two directions:
- Team design – includes teamwork constructing of a given object in time with limited number of resources.
- Case study – is a solution of the problem in a real or as close to the reality of the production or business situation
IV. Terms and procedure of the Competition
4.1. Competitions are held in three stages:
- Stage 1 — qualifying;
- Stage 2 — semi-final;
- Stage 3 — the final.
4.2. Winners and prize-winners of each stage of the Competition are determined on the basis of the results of the participants of the respective stages of the Competition in accordance with the criteria specified in the tasks.
4.3. 1st stage of the Competition (qualifying stage):
4.3.1. To participate in the qualifying stage of the Competition, participants need to assemble a team of 4 people and register on the Competition website. If the team is less than 4 people, the organizers of the Competition will help to find the missing team members. At the end of the registration task of qualifying stage with specified deadline will be sent to each captain of the team. Solution will only be accepted in electronic form, by email within the period established by Organizing Committee.
4.3.2. The team can perform qualifying tasks only in one of the nominations.
4.3.3. According to the results of the qualifying stage, the team takes part in the nomination in which the qualifying stage took place.
4.3.4. The results of the qualifying stage will be sent to the team captains by e-mail or posted in the Competition community in «VKontakte».
4.4. The 2nd stage of the Competition (semi-final):
4.4.1. The teams recognized as winners at the qualifying stage of the Competition can participate in the semifinals.
4.4.2. To participate in the semifinals task with specified deadline will be sent to team captains for solution. Solution will be accepted only in electronic form, by email within the period established by Organizing Committee.
4.4.3. The next day after the deadline for the receipt of solutions to the semi-final participants are required to personally present their solutions before a jury. The presentation consists of the participants presenting their decision and a round of questions from the Jury.
4.4.4. The results of the semi-finals are published on the day of the semi-finals in the Competition community in «VKontakte».
4.5. 3rd stage of the Competition (final):
4.5.1. The winners of the semifinals participate in the final stage of the Competition.
4.5.2. The final is held in two days:
- On the first day, participants receive a task and solve it within the time specified in the task.
- On the second day, the participants continue to solve the task, after which they present the solution (TD participants demonstrate the performance of their device, CS participants present the solution of the case).
4.5.3. The results of the final are announced on the day of the final at the awards ceremony.
4.6. Teams-winners in both nominations (TD and CS) necessarily go to the regional stage of engineering Competitions, in case of victory at the regional stage-to the international.
4.7. The winning teams receive further information on the regional stage of the Competition from the coordinators of this stage, whose contacts will be communicated by the Organizing Committee after the approval of the dates of the regional stage of EBEC.
V. Solution requirements
5.1. Presentations of the qualifying stage, semi-final, final of CS direction, as well as the qualifying stage and semi-final of TD direction should be made in the form of a presentation in the format .ppt either .pptx.
5.2. The presentation of the decision of the qualifying stage should include a slide with a brief presentation of the team and the volume of the presentation should not exceed 7 slides (including slides with a presentation and gratitude).
5.3. The team has exactly 5 minutes for present the solution of the semi-final, and then 3 minutes for a round of questions from the jury.
5.4. The teams have exactly 5 minutes for the presentation of the CS final decision, and then 3 minutes for the round of questions from the jury.
5.5. The teams have 10 minutes and 3 attempts to present the TD final device, unless otherwise specified in the task.
VI. Requirements for participants
6.1. It is forbidden to use foul language during the Competition, otherwise the team will be disqualified.
6.2. The team must come to the competition area on the specified day at the specified time to register and obtain the necessary materials.
6.3. During the solution of the final task of TD direction, participants are forbidden to use the Internet, as well as to exchange any materials with other teams.
6.4. For assignments, contact the person responsible for their preparation.
6.5. For general questions, contact the person responsible for communication with the participants.
6.6. In case of conflict situations or other issues, please contact the main organizer.
VII. The responsibilities of the organizers
7.1. Properly familiarize the participants with regulations and task of the competition.
7.2. The Organizing Committee of Competitions shall have badges and be in the territory of a competitive platform during all competitive time.
7.3. Provide participants with all necessary material and office.
7.4. At the end of the Competition, the organizers must collect information from the jury, announce the winners of the Competition and hold the award ceremony on the same day.
The Organizing Committee of the Competition
Yunseok Park – main organizer of EBEC;
Evgeny Zadorozhny – responsible for preparing assignments;
Julia Rozhkova – responsible for communication with participants;
Alexander Chepyzhov – responsible for the logistics of the event;
Igor Sarantsev – responsible for communication with companies;
Elona Khetagurova – responsible for PR-campaign;
Daria Vershinina – responsible for the design of the event;
Anastasia Razvodova – responsible for communication with the University;
Nikita Fazlov – event mentor.