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Getting Started

2021 School/Group Registration Deadline: October 15, 2020.
Groups may register after this date, but they will not be eligible for contests already in progress or with schedules in place.
Click REGISTER below after August 1 to register your group online.

To Participate:
Step 1 - Choose a Primary Contact for your group..
Step 2 - Determine eligibility for and interest in contests.
Step 3 - Choose coaches/sponsors for the contests chosen.
Step 4 - Direct Coaches & Sponsors to information for contests. Each contest has a page on the website.
Step 5 - Primary Contact should register group for specific contests using School/Group Contest Registration Link - See REGISTER link below. PLEASE, submit only 1 Group Contest Registration per school.
Step 6 - Communicate rules, deadlines, and expectations to students.
Step 7 - Register students by the Contest Deadline in the contest Timeline through the ShoWorks portal. Link is on the General Info or each contest page.
Step 8 - Submit entries for each contest or attend contest according to the Contest Timeline (on contest page).
Step 9 - Understand what awards are given in each contest and correctly relay to students.
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.

Quick Links to Contests and More

General Information and Forms 
Scholarships - $11,000 awarded each year since 2008 
Outstanding Educator Recognition 
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