Regional Competitions and Deadlines

Please note: ALL 2021 regional competitions will be virtual this year. Please read the updated rules for the virtual event BEFORE registering your teams. In addition, the deadline to register for any event is no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. For example, if your regional is on Saturday, January 30, no registrations will be accepted after Saturday, January 9, at 11:59:59 local time.

Resources

Here you will find the rules for the competition, tips for success, and resources to prepare your team for the National Science Bowl. Click here for all resources.


Regional Registration

Registration for the 2021 regional competitions will open October 1st at 12pm EST.

To register your team, be sure to first locate the regional that is designated for your school.

Please note: Registrations are based on the location of your school. Please be sure to select the regional that is designated for your school’s state, county, city, or district.

Locations for the regional competitions can be found by viewing the following links:

Once you have located the regional for your school you may register by clicking here.

Unless stated otherwise on your regional page, teams will be approved as follows:

1) If a regional competition allows only one team per school, teams will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date/time stamp when their registrations were submitted.

2) If a regional competition allows two teams per school, teams will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date/time stamp when their registrations were submitted, with first registered teams taking precedence over second registered teams, with the goal of as many different schools participating as possible.

  • Eligible first registered teams will be approved to participate as soon as possible after registration.
  • Beginning 5 weeks prior to the event and space permitting, second registered teams will be approved to participate.

3) If a regional competition allows three teams per school, teams will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date/time stamp when their registrations were submitted, with first registered teams taking precedence over second registered teams, and second registered teams taking precedence over third registered teams, with the goal of as many different schools participating as possible.

  • Eligible first registered teams will be approved to participate as soon as possible after registration.
  • Beginning 5 weeks prior to the event and space permitting, second registered teams will be approved to participate.
  • Beginning 3 weeks prior to the event and space permitting, third registered teams will be approved to participate.

For assistance in registration, please review the registration guide here.