Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) is a regional linguistics olympiad with the aim of escalating attention to language and linguistics in the Asia Pacific region. It is similar to the International Linguistics Olympiad in spirit, and the nature and style of the problems. The APLO began in 2019 and is held between March and April every year. The upcoming APLO will be held on September 27, 2020.
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APLO is not a contest where students from different countries physically meet in one place to participate in the competitions. Instead, all contestants will compete in their home country on the same day.
Application for accreditation
January 31, 2020
Deadline for accreditation
September 27, 2020
Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad 2020 (contest day)
How To Participate
You must find the local organizer that represent the country or region you are in. You cannot participate in the APLO as an individual.
Invitation letter has been sent out to the countries and regions from Asia Pacific region that have participated in the past IOL. Any country or region from the Asia Pacific region that has no experience of participating in the IOL will also be welcomed to take part in APLO