2022 editions

Albania, Indonesia, Mexico

The Committee for the Jean-Pictet Competition is pleased to announce great plans for the coming months, taking into consideration the current pandemic and seeking to facilitate the participation of teams to the Competition.

Pictet 36 – relocated to Albania

Holding the 36th edition (Anglophone) which was planned in Indonesia in December 2021 is hampered by the fact that Indonesian borders are not open at this stage and may not be open in December, or open with some strong quarantine requirements. As a result, the edition which was to take place in Indonesia will be moved to Albania, from 4 to 11 December 2021. Teams which had applied to Pictet 36 are automatically allowed to attend that edition or have additional choices – see below.

Teams that feel comfortable with having a quite short preparation time can also apply, with a deadline for applications on 15 October 2021.

Pictet 37 and 38 – Mexico and Albania

In 2022, we will hold the 37th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition in Mexico, from 26 February to 5 March, for Anglophone teams. It will be followed by the 38th edition in Albania, from 19 to 26 March, for both Francophone and Anglophone teams. For these two editions, the deadline for applications will be 8 November 2021.

Pictet 39 – Indonesia

Since some teams that had been selected for Pictet 36 and had planned to go to Indonesia may have difficulties to attend an edition in another region, we will hold an Anglophone edition of the Competition from 3 to 10 September 2022 in Indonesia – Pictet 39. Applications will be open for that edition until 15 April 2022.

Teams that had already been selected for Pictet 36 will have the choice of attending the 36th, 37th, 38th or 39th edition, at their convenience. The participation of these teams will not prevent another team from the same University to attend, as an exception to the rule which normally limits the participation to only one team per University for a given year.

Enhancing the participation of Francophone teams

In order to foster the participation of Francophone teams, we will allow one given University to send a Francophone and an Anglophone team per year – be it at the same edition or not.

Increasing diversity

In order to foster the participation of teams from countries that never attended, such teams will automatically benefit from a discount on registration fees.

In order to increase diversity, the number of teams that can benefit from reduced fees and/or subsidized plane tickets will be limited to three per year for a given country.


Applications of teams will be open on 22 September 2021 on https://www.concourspictet.org/candien/candien.php. Regulations will be available the same day. Applications of volunteers are already open on https://www.concourspictet.org/volontaireen/candien.php.

Universities that inform us before 30 September of their intent to send a team get increased chances at the time of the selection.

In summary

DatesLocationTeamsApplication deadline
Pictet 364 to 11 December 2021 AlbaniaAnglophone15 October 2021
Pictet 3726 February to 5 March 2022MexicoAnglophone8 November 2021
Pictet 3819 to 26 March 2022AlbaniaAnglophone & Francophone8 November 2021
Pictet 393 to 10 September 2022IndonesiaAnglophone15 April 2022