BPA High School Regional Science Bowl

Coach Registration
Register your team here.

Regional Event Information
Maximum Number of Teams: 40
Maximum Number of Teams per School: 3
Registration Fee: n/a
Hosted by: Bonneville Power Administration

States and/or Counties Served
Oregon Counties:
Benton County
Clackamas County
Clatsop County
Columbia County
Coos County
Crook County
Curry County
Deschutes County
Douglas County
Gilliam County
Hood River County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Josephine County
Klamath County
Lake County
Lane County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Marion County
Multnomah County
Polk County
Sherman County
Tillamook County
Wasco County
Washington County
Wheeler County
Yamhill County

Washington Counties:
Clallam County
Clark County
Cowlitz County
Grays Harbor County
Island County
Jefferson County
Kitsap County
Lewis County
Mason County
Pacific County
Pierce County
San Juan County
Skagit County
Skamania County
Snohomish County
Thurston County
Wahkiakum County
Whatcom County

University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland, Oregon  97203

Regional Contact Information
Regional Coordinator: Heather Bain
Email: hlbain@bpa.gov
Co-Coordinator: Elissa Haley
Email: enhaley@bpa.gov

The 2024 team registration will open on Monday, October 2, 2023, at noon eastern. Questions? Email: hlbain@bpa.gov Heather Bain, Science Bowl Coordinator
Please pre-register all teams (that you think you will bring) in the pre-registration phase as soon as the registration system opens. Press the submit button for each team. Only coaches may register teams.

Please include t-shirt sizes as we place the order for t-shirts the second week of December. Extras will be ordered, so if you have team member changes, we can accommodate them. Update the name/t-shirt changes in the system as soon as you are aware of team member changes.

Please note that as a coach you should choose delegates (you will see this prompt while registering your team) for your student forms. This prompts the parents or guardians to upload the forms necessary. Parental Consent and Media Release forms are the only digital forms we require at the Regional Event. We have a BPA specific Code of Conduct form that we will email you after you register.

Official team approvals within the system will be made as soon as the registration system allows. Dates below

Please read: New Registration Process

Beginning October 2 at noon Eastern: Coaches either log-in to existing or create new accounts.  The only information needed initially is the coach, co-coach, and school information.  Coaches will not be asked (or allowed) to enter any information on the team members. 

After the team coach agrees to follow the eligibility requirements AND consents to the information in the former “Adult Consent and Media Form”, the coach can submit the school’s PREREGISTRATION.

After the coach submits the school PREREGISTRATION, the Regional Coordinator will approve the PREREGISTRATION if there is space.  An approved PREREGISTRATION secures at least one spot for a school.  Note: If the coach or co-coach is not a school employee, the school principal must complete the coach approval before PREREGISTRATION can be approved.

ONLY after the school’s PREREGISTRATION is approved, can the coach begin building their teams.

Between PREREGISTRATION approval and December 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm local time, the coach must SUBMIT their Team 1 registration.  If the coach does not submit the Team 1 registration BEFORE December 2, the school loses its reserved space. 

In order to SUBMIT a team registration, a signed “Parental Consent and Media Release Form” must be submitted for each team member – these forms are to be signed electronically by the parents/guardians. These electronic forms will be available after you enter the students’ information.

To repeat: a coach cannot submit a team registration without completed and signed parental forms.
To summarize:
Step 1: Coach submits school PREREGISTRATION to guarantee one spot for the school
Step 2: Regional Coordinator approves the PREREGISTRATION
Step 3: Coach submits team registration for Team 1 before December 2

IF an event allows 2nd and 3rd teams, coaches may work on completing the submission process for the 2nd/3rd teams any time after the PREREGISTRATION is approved. However, 2nd and 3rd teams will not be approved before December 5, 2023. There will be no “first come, first served” approvals before January 1, 2024.  If there is not enough space for all teams, second or third teams will be selected via a lottery system.  Please email the Regional Coordinator for more information.

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