A local chapter of the International Physics Olympiad, the first stage of the Spanish Physics Olympiad is usually held around end of year in each region.
The best participants go on to the National championship, which is usually held around March and includes practical measurement and observation tests.
In turn, the best participants in the National phase are eligible to go on to the International Physics Olympiad, held around July, and/or the Iberian-American Physics Olympiad, held around September.
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Participation fees are nominal.
Travel and accommodation to be paid separately.
High-level theoretical knowledge required.
Regulary study is required; local phase winners often attend further preparatory course.
Candidates must be registered by their schools; typically these will be in their last year of secondary schooling, or have begun tertiary education.