The Swiss Young Naturalists’ Tournament (SYNT) is a projectoriented science competition in English, where students aged 12 to 16 from anywhere in Switzerland and Liechtenstein participate. In so called Science Fights two teams (each consisting of two students who worked on individual problems) compete aganst each other. They take turns presenting and defending their solution to a given problem, criticizing and discussing the solution of the opposing team. The performance of both teams is assessed by a jury. The teams have to try to convince both their opponents as well as the jury of the quality of their scientific work and results and of the understanding of science.
The Science Fights are accompanied by an attractive social program including lab visits, opening ceremony, lunch and dinner as well as the big final and the subsequent award ceremony.