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Science Bowl Competition Information

    MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION

    • The Middle School NJ Regional Competition will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Registration opens at 8:00 am, morning refreshments will be available. Orientation is at 8:45 am, if there are any available competition slots, team(s) will be selected during this time. Competitions begin at 9:00 am SHARP!

    HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION is now full! Teams registering after January 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM, will be placed on the wait list. You will be notified of your status by the January 21, 2015 (registration deadline).

    • The High School NJ Regional Competition will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Registration opens at 8:30 am, morning refreshments will be available. Orientation is at 9:15 am, if there are any available competition slots, teams will be selected during this time. Competitions begin at 9:30 am SHARP

    PRIVATE, NON-SCHOOL AFFILIATED SCIENCE CLUBS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REGISTER. The only eligible teams are school-based teams and homeschool groups. Each school-based team must be coached by a school employee or a person identified by the school principal. Please review the Science Bowl Rules & Guidelines for details & clarification on this rule.

    Team Registration and Approval Guidelines: 

    • Any changes to the team roster may be made by the regional coordinator ONLY, until the registration deadline (Jan. 21, 2015). No further changes will be allowed after this date.
    • The competition is limited to 16 teams for middle schools and 32 teams for high schools. 
    • The first team from each school is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the registration deadline.  
    • The National Science Bowl is a school-based competition. Teams of home-schooled students will be considered to belong to a school as long as they are part of an official home school association.
    • Schools may register second teams, however, all second teams will be selected by random drawing (NOT by time stamp), space permitting, after the registration deadline.
    • First school teams that register will take precedence over any second teams.

    NJ Regional Science Bowl “Code of Conduct" & Media Release Forms

    • All coaches must download, and return a signed copy of the Code of Conduct to us the day of the competition. Failure to do so may result in team penalties. 
    • All coaches must print and distribute a copy of the Media Release Form to each team member (see below). 

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • October 1, 2014:    Registration opens for all teams at 12:00 PM.
    • November 3, 2014: Team status notification
    • January 21, 2015:  Registration deadline for all teams. No further team roster changes will be permitted.
    • February 16, 2015: Random drawing for "B" teams will be held, space permitting
    • February 17, 2015: Notification of "B" team status to selected teams, if applicable
    • February 20, 2015: 2015 New Jersey Regional Middle School Science Bowl
    • February 21, 2015: 2015 New Jersey Regional High School Science Bowl

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