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Getting Started

School/Group Registration Deadline for the 2020 Academic Rodeo:
October 15, 2019.
Groups registering after this date, will not be eligible for contests in progress.
Click REGISTER below after August 1 to register your group online.

To Participate:
Step 1 - Choose a Primary Contact to facilitate your group's participation.
Step 2 - Determine your eligibility for and interest in the 14 contests.
Step 3 - Choose coaches/sponsors for the contests your group will enter.
Step 4 - Communicate important information to Coaches and Sponsors - rules, deadlines, responsibilities. Each contest has a page on the website.
Step 5 - Primary Contact should register your group for specific contests using the online form - See REGISTER link below. Sponsors registered for each contest will receive an e-mail with additional information by October 18.
Step 6 - Communicate rules, deadlines, and expectations to students.
Step 7 - Register students according to the Contest Timeline using the Excel document sent in the specific contest e-mail to registered Coaches or Sponsors in October.
Step 8 - Submit entries for each contest according to the Contest Timeline (on specific contest page).
Step 9 - Understand what awards are given in each contest.
Step 10 - Understand the Wrap-up Procedures and plan for attendance at the Awards Celebration (if eligible) and pick-up of entries after Academic Rodeo ends.

For more information about Academic Rodeo, contact Deborah Newman, Director of Academic Rodeo.
School/Group Registration
School/Group Registration
Use this online form August 1 through October 15 to register your school or group for Academic Rodeo. Only 1 registration per campus or 4-H group is needed. Groups registering after October 15 are not eligible for any contest that has begun.

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