Mies Memorial Library:
We believe this academic experience will become more valuable as more students, from more diverse backgrounds, participate.
To guarantee that all students have the same opportunities to participate, entry fees will be adjusted per country.
In order to balance the price of the entry fee on a per country basis we have found a cultural commodity that is available world-wide, which is usually priced based on multiple local economic indicators:
The entry fee to the competition will be based on the price of a movie ticket in the country where you study. Prices are per-team, which can be made up by up to 8 students. There are also several discount options available, which you can learn more about here.
The price of movie tickets has been taken from this study, and adjusted based on the yearly inflation. We have also capped the prices for some countries where the study showed an abnormally high price for a movie ticket.
Fairly balancing pricing for every single country in the world is not an easy task. We understand some participants might not agree with the pricing method here described. We acknowledge it isn’t perfect. But we believe it is a step in the direction of equality.
With this idea in mind, we will continue to explore other pricing methods and keep researching other world-wide available commodities. Should we find a pricing method that we believe is fairer, we won’t hesitate to adopt it on future editions.